Is it ok to admit this?
I’ve lost interest in social media. All of of it. Even my own blog. At least for now. I just have no interest lately.
It may seem odd, but I think it has something to do with my switch from pottery to sculpture. Immediately after I made that switch, I noticed my interest in the social stuff just went out the door.
Of course, I thought something was wrong with me. Who doesn’t like social media? Then, it occurred to me, I really only used it to promote myself anyway. Nearly everyday, it was:
“Hey, look at me online, this noble craftsman, full of wit, wisdom, and charm, quietly creating miracles from nothing. (Cue the wind in my hair.) I’m awesome.”
Or something like that.
I think I just got tired of all that self-promotion. I thought I needed it to make my pots and what I was doing more interesting. It got tiresome. It felt fake.
Thankfully, none of that seems important anymore. I no longer feel the need to convince anyone my work is good. I think it’s because I feel better about what I’m doing and I think it’s good. That’s progress, I suppose.
Now that I cleared that up, I can get back to what’s really important online – cat videos. ∆