So, I recently remembered that MeWe was a thing, and that I have an account there. I hadn’t logged in for a while… 9 months since last post… so, that should give yet another indication how I consider social media.
Being back on Twitter, I am reminded as to why I left. It doesn’t come as a surprise, but there it is. It was nice having a year without the occasional bombardment of random political strife hitting my eyes and trying to steal my attention.
Curation of the mind is an important element of story creation, or it is for how I process ideas. Maintaining awareness of what is taken in, what is selected to remain, what inspires or supports… not just being inundated by constant washes of momentary hype/outrage/etc.
Places like Twitter and social media and such, they are all very… human.
So many people get so caught up in emotional reactivity, with the churn of fleeting hits of praise or criticism or harassment. At times, it can seem tough not to get swept under. To ignore the pressure to join a herd to avoid stampedes…
Shit, I meant for this blog post to be lighthearted!
In a way though, I don’t think what I just mentioned comes as a surprise to anyone. I like to believe most people are aware of the hype-structure of platforms like Twitter and how humans interact with one another.
I recently turned 30, and have come to realize in my decade (or so) of adulthood that I don’t care to rush.
Actions are key, no doubt, and getting things done is paramount…
…but frantic rushing? No.
Actions still have to be thoughtful. Not everything that gets done will be on the same level of ROI.
Writing as an author, for me, has always been a long-game. It still is. I’m about 8 years into that long-game.
It’s a game that’ll only end with my death.
I sure aim to get everything out by then!!!
…but I will spend the time necessary to serve the stories to the best of my abilities!
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