Antisocial Media

I just got back from an almost-two-week trip to Europe. Mary and I were on a cruise with our friends Danny & Richard who celebrated their 25th anniversary this year! It was a good trip and we had a great time. The cost and PITA factor of ship-board satellite made it more like the old modem days where you’d get everything set, then communicate in burst mode.  I ended up reading on my Kindle more than anything else. The more opportunities I have to be unplugged, the more luddite I become.

One result upon coming back is that I more or less stopped caring about the various social media sites. I’ll maintain the accounts (I have some plans for the rest of the year), but I just don’t feel any draw; they’re a habit more than anything and have become little more than an excuse to procrastinate. I find less and less of value and more noise that’s distracting me from actually accomplishing things.

Up first: the studio overhaul. And I really really don’t want to do it, but it needs to be done. So off to start lifting heavy things.

1 thought on “Antisocial Media

  1. Well put Ray. I was away for all of January myself – upon coming back I’ve all but given up on fostering the social media itch… especially Google+. Its hard to see where the value is.. certainly FB/Twtr/G+ hasn’t done my creative work any major benefit.

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