I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to chime in regarding last week’s post. I should have mentioned that it wasn’t the quality of my writing that I was attacking, merely my habits regarding the act, as well as my feelings toward writing and the business in general.
Now on to today’s topic, which has been festering in my brain space for quite some time. No, I don’t watch the show, I just lifted the title because I think it fits. I recently read this article from Pavarti K. Tyler. In it, Pav takes no shortcuts outlining exactly why she’s taking back social media. She unfollowed me on Twitter and you know what? I agree with her and don’t blame her. Let’s dig in, shall we?
I listened to a lot of advice from people who “know” social media. Some of it was decent advice, which I’ve tried to adhere to. One major thing that I lost was the fact that nobody else manages my accounts but me…so why the hell am I running my sites like someone else wants me to? All that changes now. I’m removing people who don’t interact/post nothing but spam, as well as people I have nothing in common with or have an interest in their work. Harsh? Yeah, but that’s the new gameplan. Everyone likes my honesty, but as of late I’ve only been dishing out the positives.
I do enjoy supporting those who deserve it. Since I left DT I’ve had so many fiends ask if I’m still in the reviewing game, which I am. Just on my terms. I read/review when I have time, that’s why the widget is there on the right. I don’t make any of my literary endeavors a priority because of the stuff I wrote last post. I’ll get to your work when I can, bottom line.
In regards to Twitter – I’ve always said that I’m on there to make connections. Yes, during exams my feed was exclusively Coffin Hop recommendations, but those are all boils and ghouls I’d love to see succeed. Probably more than myself when it comes to writing. I’m not going to be a social media bat, though I will pop on more frequently now that school is out and I need some distraction from kiddo watching her infernal shows on rainy days.
I’m also cutting out the toxicity in my personal life. I don’t mean drugs (never done them) or drinking (not stopping), I mean dumbasses who I’ve held on to for far too long. I have a feeling they know who they are, so the whole process should be relatively drama-free.
I’m not abandoning the blog, I know there’s a few kinksters out there who want to know the conclusion to the Fetish Friday series…and I honestly wish there was one. I’m really done with that scene. I’ve still got friends in it, just don’t really have time for it myself. My apologies to the one or two of you who were waiting for a climax.
I’ve been all over the place with this, largely because I’m writing stream-of-conscious thoughts. Main points are that I’m culling and taking back Twitter (possibly Facebook too), I’m reviewing on my terms, I’m eliminating the toxic people, and yes…I’m still writing. Secret Project #1 is now out of my hands while Secret Project #2 is very firmly in them. My own work is on the backburner because SP#2 is a shared project, with two folks I absolutely don’t want to let down. See, I’m still nice. That’s all for today, heathens and harlots.