Social media actually affected my creative life. Hm.
I'm not saying "HEY YOU SOCIAL MEDIA SUCKS." I'd never say that. So what do I mean?In economics, you learn about opportunity cost. What are you giving up to do a different task? Opportunity cost for going to the movies is the cost of the movie, cost of snacks, time you could have spent doing homework and the A+ you could have had. What I've realized in the past month or so is that I've had a lot in my time away from social media. It was a sudden change, I couldn't be around social media for 10 hours a day. I did NOT have time for it and what happened in the mean time was really surprising to me.
Technically, you don't HAVE to do anything. As a blogger, you don't HAVE to do social media. I think.I was always horrible at being the cool new image. I wear new trends horribly because I simply do not look myself. I think that's why I'm so uncomfortable with social media, then. Because I'm not it right now. I thought I had to do it. But you don't. Awesome. I found a lot of happiness without it. I am not comparing my numbers and pictures to others. It's relinquishing. It allows me to be good at what I want to be good at. I feel like I am doing things that enrich me in the way that I want to be enriched.
Honestly, my art inspiration was absolutely gone.I could not find any inspiration. I couldn't paint. I couldn't journal. I couldn't write. It was hard for me to write my recent post because there is so much behind the behind-the-scenes of blogging. Planning, scheduling social media, stuff like that. Totally doable! Of course. But I was giving up a skill/hobby that I've loved for so long. It was taking away part of what made me creative - what I'm about. So personally? No more social media for me. (Meaning twitter and instagram.)
I'm here to inspire. *shrugs*