A series of fortunate events
So today is the day. It had been announced for a while but Twitter finally got around to adding another 140 characters to its character limit, meaning that tweets can now be 280 characters long. Instinctively this just feels wrong. People who use the longer limit feel like they are on a soapbox
One of my favourite ideas from Buddhism is that of karma. We think of it as justice – everyone gets what they deserve – but real karma isn’t that instant. I believe it’s more about shaping your next life. However the idea that if you are loving, love will comeback to you seems to be working for me lately.
One problem I have had through out my entire time online is just how much there is to do and manage. If you’re a normal person (i.e. not an artist) I can imagine that it doesn’t matter if you are only on one social media and concentrate on that, but as an artist I feel I have to be in as many places as possible and be active on all of them to draw attention to my work.
Would you be put off if I more frequently discussed sexy topics and spoke more vulgarly? I’m just curious because I know that’s not why some people followed me and I don’t want to disrespect my established fan base.
I’m quitting Facebook soon and I’m going to concentrate on my Twitter, Wordpress, Deviantart, and for the time being, Instagram. The latter is owned by Facebook, but is not quite so fascist with its policies yet.
Dwelling on it only doubles the damage.
So I’ve spent the day setting up my WordPress blog again, when I really should have been studying, but what else is new? I’m committed now. I’ve started the site so I can’t leave it without any posts, can I? Work will have to wait a while longer, like the sniveling, starving rodent it is….