Social Media is pissing me off...

March 16, 2016

One of my 2016 resolutions, more a goal I guess, was to "make art work for me".
Yah. I don't know what that means either.
It was of the "get more exposure, become a real artist and make some money" line of thinking.

Along with putting in my studio time, I've also been researching what exactly that entails. Most of it reminds me all too well of what I hated about being in the web design biz. And why Tom was in charge of peopling.

My eyes glaze over after reading #1 of 15 Reasons I Think You Should Blog or 20 Tips That'll Make Your Blog Work or 7 Steps to Launching Your Next Big Project. I've attempted to listen to Podcasts ... Artists Helping Artists, Magic Lessons, Savvy Painter, Gretchen Rubin anything. I even attended a "webinar" (oh! kill me NOW!) by the perky, punkgirl Kimra.

In every case, I get aggravated to the point that I frantically have to find and click STOP!!
How am I supposed to increase my exposure if I can't even stay on track long enough to find out how to increase my exposure?!? I'm down to the lowest of common denominators ... attempt to write here a few times a week, put out a semi-consistent newsletter and post to my FB page.

And with all the crazy breaking out every day, facebook has become a minefield of side-stepping Pro-Trump crap and Anti-Trump crap and global warming arguments and climate change arguments, nutrition arguments and simple living arguments. Lord love a duck, even cute puppies and kittens have gone over the top. (chihuahuas and muffins WTF?!?)

I can't take it.
Everything is making me angry.
I've officially become a curmudgeon.


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  1. Giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirl!!!! I have all SORTS of pushback I could lay on you hear but none of it matters because you gotta do you!! No matter what! And I am 1000% certain that you can totally do you and not have to do all that other stuff AND still "get more exposure, become a real artist and make some money". If you ever want some ideas, hit me up. You are and never should be anyone's "project"...yet I could totally have fun trying to find where your resistance-dead-end is to see what's REALLY "in the way". (P.S. I say this knowing that sometimes the thing that's "in the way" is the best thing that could have happened because it helps you know where you DON'T want to go.) Blah blah blah.
    i have your back. Always. Even if you don't want me to (i'll just keep it secret from you).

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  2. I love this. I TOTALLY agree with you.

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    1. Thank you Mary. Truly!
      Your work really speaks to me. I am a fan!

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