A lot is going on in the world lately, and when one logs into a social media site we can see that really quickly! Today is Social Media Day, and I have to say, for the most part I am not a fan! I know… as an artist it is important for me to put myself out there, to be seen, but yet… I open Facebook and I see a lot of negativity. Everywhere we look there are people attacking or feeling under attack. People saying accept me or else, while others are lamenting laws that are giving others rights that are long since deserved. It is just sad to see how ready people are to attack others just because they are different.
Now I know… I am being that guy here, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Of course, I also see Facebook as one of the worlds biggest time sucks! It can really just eat your whole life away if you let it and for that very reason I wont have it on my phone and nowadays I only check it once or twice a month! I have turned to other mediums to get myself out there, and they are not all great either, but the pros far outweigh the cons. At least with things like Google+, WordPress, Twitter and even Tumblr I don’t have to open my feed and see a bunch of bad news and sadness glaring back at me. I don’t have to be hit with the news that I never watch, so why would I want to see it when I open my social media to see what is going on in the lives of those I know?
What about you? Do you find social media to be a challenge? Are you ever overwhelmed by the level of negativity that can breed there? What do you do to put yourself out there and not have all your time sucked away by the void that is social media?