The biggest discussion that I've been having with creatives over the past month is whether or not social media is good for the creative mind. Some fantastic insights and discussions. The conclusion? Not too many think it is.
From the over-saturation of content to the unbelievably virulent negativity, makers & artists are having their inner voices crowded out by outside noise. In the early stages of social, it served as a meeting place and launching pad for great ideas and content. Today, not so much.
There's an overwhelmingly high number of introverts in the creative community & a lot of us are highly sensitive persons. Even the expressive introverts, the MBTI-labled INFJs, have a difficult time juggling the need for connection with the potent sound wave of social noice.
What's the solution? For those of us who use the web as a cornerstone of our entrepreneurial life, it seems like the smart move is a return to a more private and, I believe, sustainable social platform: blogging. It can have all the right ingredients you need:
A platform for writing heartfelt content, a space to share what inspires, comment sections that can be monitored and controlled and the ability to share with and motivate others. Case in point: awomanyourage.com
Thoughtful and smartly written, awomanyourage.com is a return to form and feels like a revelation & a quiet revolution. It's a rejection of the current model of blogging adopted by many of the popular so-called leaders of the blogosphere. It's honest, introspective & sane.
This topic and the subsequent conversations have inspired me to return to writing and sharing on a new platform, @adelicateman. I'm excited to create another safe space to land in the vast sea of restlessness and relentless soul-crushing thunder.
What about you: is social media serving you? What do you think about a return to blogging?
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