For better or for worse, I’m giving up on social media for the time being.
This is not going to be difficult for me because I hardly use it already. I have profiles at the three major sites, but I basically never post. I would have given it up years ago, but I’ve always felt obligated to maintain my profiles in order to promote my music, in spite of the fact that social media has never done anything for my career.
Over the years I have occasionally made attempts to be more active, to post regularly, engage with people, and in general be “good” at social media, but it’s always felt forced and unnatural. Whenever I post about anything I always have this feeling like I’m standing up on a table in a crowded room and shouting ‘look at me!’ It feels shitty and vain, and I don’t like doing it. Also, I’ve noticed that I don’t give a shit about approximately 95% of what gets posted, and I don’t see the point in wading through the crap to find the 5% worth looking for when I can just read a blog or a book instead.
So, going forward I’m going to stick to this blog and good old-fashioned email for online communication and see how it goes.