Social Media: So Seductive
Social Media is like that handsome guy that is so attentive and charming in the beginning; and later, changes into a demanding, manipulative creep. With Social Media, like the creepy guy, I had to break it off. I had long felt that trying to keep up with weekly posts was draining my energy and creativity, and keeping me from my other important interests: family and art.
The real trouble started last June when I made a commitment to become proficient on various platforms (blog, Facebook, Pinterest) with such ease and efficiency that it would no longer be a chore, but a delightful daily routine—maybe something I did while I savored that first cup of coffee.
Social Media: Demanding & Manipulative
‘The reality: it never got better. Social Media was like, “Hey look at how much attention I’ve brought to you: so many likes, so many shares, so many followers. Now, give me something more to work with. Would it kill you to spend a little money on advertising? And maybe a little more attention to your SEO?” More, More, More!!! Never enough.
At the point that you are only making artwork so that you have something to take pictures of for your next post, you have lost your way. Can I get a “Woop, Woop!!” for this? (Don’t send it to me in a reply, just raise your hands to the sky and say it out loud.)
Now, after a long productive winter, I do miss connecting with other creatives, getting feedback on my work, getting sucked into a funny cat video when I’m supposed to be making a plane reservation. It wasn’t all bad; there were some really great times with Social Media. I want to reconnect. I just have to set boundaries and be firm this time.
Social Media with Sanity
Yes, I’m re-engaging with Social Media and I’m inviting you to join me. My new focus is on sharing a journey that is real. I’ll share with you what’s happening in my creative journey: inspiration, studio practice, creative community, and tips N techniques . One a month I’ll post upcoming events workshops, lectures. This is also the place where you will see the my newest works coming together.
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