I struggle to find "everyday" stuff to post about.  I'm not an "everyday" kind of person when it comes to social media.  What I find interesting doesn't always appeal to the kind of broad-based audience that will do the company the most good in terms of gathering up lots of "likes" and social engagement.

I know there seems to be a "formula" that works. Fair enough. So let me ask, what's the difference between fine art and commercial art?  While you consider your answer I'll give you mine.  Commercial art has a formula, it works well enough and it pays the bills.  A person can learn to be a passable commercial artist.

What Works On Facebook

Fine art doesn't have a formula.  It's about the interests and intent of the artist.  You've heard of the "starving artists"?  Those are the fine art artists whose material hasn't (or won't) found an audience interested in the artist's point of view, subject matter or technique.

Most days I feel like the latter.  I don't presume to call anything I do "art", I'm just looking for a comparison.  I have an interest and a point of view that seems to play well enough on the radio but doesn't appear to translate all that well to the website or Facebook page.
So as an experiment, here are three short topics that I wouldn't normally share -which means they will most likely work!

Murder For Hire On Fake Website

Number One - People Can Be Stupid and Dangerous and Dangerously Stupid

A woman tried to hire a real hitman on what turned out to be a fake website. Wendy Wein, age 53, found Rent-A-Hitman online (let's all pause for a moment right here and catch our breath....) OK, she filled out a form asking for help killing her ex-husband. The owner had made the website into an obvious joke. (apparently not obvious enough?)  Long story short, Ms. Wein wanted her Ex Axed ...police were notified, she plead guilty and faces 9 years in prison (Time enough to plan the perfect crime herself without a fake middleman?) Thanks, Newser (Newser)

Preserving A Healthy Bloodline

Number Two - A Goats Gonna Do What A Goat's Gonna Do...Unless

Stories in the news tell of how advanced and how much in-play facial recognition technology is in China.  But you likely haven't heard -or seen- this one.  A Shanghai goat farm is using that technology "to stop incest among its goat flock." (lets all pause for a moment here...you know, you know the thing...)

Apparently, the artificial intelligence (AI) technology uses a camera to track goats that are housed together that may be related to one another and if related goats start trying to mate, the technology alerts staff members so they can stop it. There's more to the story but why. Thanks, Daily Mail. (DailyMail)

Cutting It Close To Set A New Record

Number Three - A New World Record For Axe Juggling Has Been Set

(lets all pause....never mind)  We can all agree STEM education is important.  Science-Technology-Engineer-Mathematics is important to the nation's future and it deserves a widespread promotion. This sounds like a strange way to do it but here I am, helping them out, so...

David Rush, has broken more than 200 Guinness World Records to promote STEM education.  He is a busy guy.  You could say he has a lot of balls in the air at any one time.  Actually, what he has are axes. He recently set a new record with 2,919 consecutive catches while juggling axes. He juggled for a total of 21 minutes and 11 seconds before he dropped an ax. Some people refer to guitars as "axes" but that's not what this story is about. Drop one of those and you might hit a wrong note, drop an "axe" axe and you may never play the axe again.  Thanks, UPI. (UPI)

SO there we go. Three stories that may or may not get your attention. Take as a hole or a whole, your thoughts?

LOOK: 30 fascinating facts about sleep in the animal kingdom

More From News Talk KIT