Another article on how to survive social media as an artist. I grabbed it with glee, speed-read it, and heaved a sigh of resignation. I know all the theory. Oh, I’m so good on theory. Please let me read about everything I don’t know so I can avoid doing anything else.
First, the sensible advice. Schedule a limited time for dealing with twitter, Facebook et al. But no, no, no. It’s all or nothing with me. I can’t do limited. If I could do limited, I wouldn’t have a problem. I have addictive tendencies best dealt with by abstinence.
Establishing routines? I have tried and failed miserably for the whole of 2011. I don’t care to think about it. I am supposed to be up at six, tearing round the park, writing pages and the blogs before I have starting scrambling eggs. Time was supposed to be critical. But nothing in my life happens at the designated hour if it involves just me and no one else. I am as adept at blogging at the end of the day as I am at any other time. I am tapping this out as I wait for the sink to fill with hot water. This was not part of today’s plan. I got distracted by the promising Tweet leading me to the promising article just as I planned to wash the dishes.
I am networked to the hilt. And I fear joining Google+. If it combines the ‘best’ of Twitter and Facebook, it will clearly end up being even less containable. And I’d still have to ‘do’ Fb and Twitter pending the whole world joining Google+.
I struggle on. One day I will resolve it all and happen upon the universal solution to my life and what a day that will be.
And if you are struggling, and have been living on Mars, and haven’t read any survival articles, you could look at Artonomy’s.