Over the last month or so I have been experimenting with not being on social media. Specifically, I haven't been posting my Dear Self letter to my private Facebook page.
It has always been going on my blog every day, I still publish it to my artists page on Facebook and my twitter account… neither of those channels are where my friends are looking. And the artist page on Facebook costs me money if I am going to get anyone to see it.
I stopped posting it to my private page for a while to see what would happen, and because I feel uncomfortable about social media and the way it impacts upon me, I’ve slowed down on Instagram as well, same reasons.
It has been a bit of an experiment to see what would happen. I’ve got more questions than I have answers…mainly I can’t understand how I am going to create what I want to create without doing a deal with the devil.
I’m thinking about all this because yesterday my friend Billie, who was my buddy in getting this project started, called and said she was worried she had missed the ‘end of Dear Self’ because she hadn’t seen it (on Facebook).
This was interesting for me. If it isn’t on Facebook then how would people know about it?
It’s always there though, on my website. People on my mailing list know what’s going on…that’s probably the most direct way to stay in touch with Dear Self and anything else I am doing.
So, what’s next? Will I come back to Facebook? Will I go out alone without it (that’s my dream, I’m just worried I can’t make it work)…
I don’t know. I really don’t.