There’s this thing that happens. I’ve heard it’s a Sagittarian thing, but I can only speak for myself. When I’m through with something, totally tired of it, feel like it’s going nowhere or it’s pissing me off, I have the urge to metaphorically burn it all down.
In my head, I’m dressed from top to bottom (with kick-ass boots) in fire-resistant garb holding onto a flame thrower of ridiculous proportions & lettin’ er rip. The other version, I have flame thrower eyes much like Cyclops of X-Men fame only my shades are Safety Orange with Prince Purple polka dots.
What exactly am I wanting to burn down? My social media accounts. On FB I have a handful of groups that I adore so until those find a new home, I’ll stay. I’m torn on the whole Instagram thing. There are comedians, drag queens, drag kings, singers & artists I like to follow.
FB has become a time gulping indigestion giving monster. Plus, there are so many things wrong with the direction that social media has taken that upset & anger me.
Yet, in today’s day & age, they say that it’s vital to be active in these sorts of places, especially when one is going to sell goods/art/products online.
Is it? Is it really?
Call me nostalgic, but I miss the forum days. Do those even exist anymore?
Instead of hauling out my flame thrower & closing my accounts, I’m going to take some time away to re-evaluate how I want to show up & utilize social media in 2020. If I’m honest, I miss the building relationships part of it so that will be a key piece to look at.
Plus, this time of year I get the strong urge to hibernate, cultivate, dream & plan for the upcoming year. I have to honor that.
And, those Daemon Gourd Dolls aren’t going to create themselves (although sometimes it feels that way) & they are morphing/evolving in a way I didn’t see coming.
That means, there will be more posting over here of what’s going on, in case you cared, wondered or were just plain nosey. Hey, I admit to having the noseys on occasion. Well, more often than I’d care to admit.
What are your thoughts on social media? Love it? Hate it? Or do you feel like Ralph & Kermit?
“You can’t live with ’em, you can’t live without ’em
There’s somethin’ irresistible-ish about ’em
We grin and bear it ’cause the nights are long
I hope that somethin’ better comes along”