Second post - Facebook and random thoughts

Hey!

Today I had planned on writing a bit more about myself, but I feel some of that could be saved over time. So, instead, I am writing about really nothing. I know that in order to use this more, I am going to have to push myself a bit. Put more of myself out there, so to speak.

I kind of went the opposite direction by fully deactivating my personal Facebook account this week. I no longer felt the platform was of a positive use for me. After years (especially the last few) of aimlessly scrolling through politics, food photos, clickbait, and shares of shares of shares; it was time to step away. Will it be permanent? I'm not sure, but that's what my plan is.

The reason I mention it, and decided to just blather on here instead, is because I feel as though it affected my art and creative ability negatively. I don't know if anyone else out there has had this experience, if so drop me a line. I would be curious as to who else has had this happen noticeably. I think overall it was just kind of a time suck. Time that could be used more constructively, or positively.
I did leave my art page and working studio pages up, because I don't really want to take them down. They most likely will not be updated too frequently, that's the last thing I need to do. To be honest, FB as a platform for illustrators and visual artists isn't that appealing to me. It's very share driven, which is great. Unfortunately a lot of times instead of a share, it will result in a copy and paste of your work with no credit. It will be then shared by someone else, and so on, and so on. I understand that the internet is a rampant place for theft, fully. I just feel like the tact and entitlement to share without arts credit or anything until it becomes a stagnant piece is tenfold on Facebook more than anywhere else. In a nutshell; that's why I left. That and the uptick in sanctimonious narcissism. It was starting to depress me.

All that being said, I am somewhat excited to use this space as a diary of sorts.
A journal of an assorted whatever.
Not knowing what I will put on here, or what will come of it, is kind of appealing in it's mystery.

I am not a writer by any means, but I enjoy getting thoughts and ideas out there into the ether. There are going to be mistakes, and thats the fun of the process.

I do know that eventually this page will be switched over to Secret Fortress Workshop, my working studio. I believe that is actually what my next post will be about. I just want to be able to flush out more detail about it, and what I want to do with it, and why a name change...again.

Until then, thanks for stopping by. I don't know who is reading this, however, thanks for taking the time out of your day to do so.

 

Play nice,
Jason
 

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