This Tuesday I published my next blog post about Sholl analysis. Crickets. For some strange reason it only got one view and no likes. I guess people are taking off for their holiday break already and/or are busy with last minute gifts.
I also tried out the “Get followers” app, which sort of made me feel like I had to compromise my identity to get likes on Instagram. Instead, I payed $0.99 and received 500 likes of my Neuron Astrocyte co-culture shadow box on Instagram. Honestly, I don’t think that it made any difference. Maybe word will get out a bit more for my work to be discovered by the right target audience… It is similar to sending out “ships” that I just read about yesterday. Maybe something will come back.
Neuron Astrocyte Co-culture shadow box
On Monday, I also had an interesting interaction on Instagram. A scientist posting scanning electron microscopy images of insects contacted me about NeuroBead. At first, I thought that he wanted to make a custom order from one of his beautiful images. After a long and roundabout message exchange, it turned out that he just wanted to provide images for my work and charge a commission. After giving it some thought, I decided that it was too early for me to do this. I would much rather take custom orders from people who want to see their work rendered for their own aesthetic pleasure.
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