The reality is this. Last week, I was sprung from the social media clink. I received a 30-day ban from Facebook for calling out a stranger’s ugly misogyny in a manner deemed too colorful by the all-knowing algorithm. Guess I got a month’s ban because I was a repeat offender.
I’m back but in the technical sense only. Getting kicked out of that joint was exactly what I needed. Couldn’t do it on my own. I’ll be the first to admit I am too compulsive and excitable as a whole. Therefore, I am far too susceptible to social media addictions and the subset of problems that arise from them. I realized long ago that Facebook was a time-sucking place that preys on my weaknesses and chews me up and spits me out in ways I don’t like. Finally gonna try to do something about it.
I’m always going to be an opinionated observer. You can count on that. Moving forward, my efforts will be focused on posting right here. I’ll continue to post promotional messages for my art and merchandise on Facebook. Since I primarily use it as an extension of my artist’s eye, I’ll continue to post on Instagram too. I am also still going to be active on Messenger.
Overall, I am happy to say, the cycle is broken and I’m not checking Facebook with any regularity anymore.
I highly recommend getting banned from Facebook for a month. It’ll do you some good.
“You can’t con people, at least not for long. You can create excitement, you can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press, and you can throw in a little hyperbole. But if you don’t deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on.”
Artist as Rock & Roll Enthusiast (aka ARE) Post: 23
This year is coming to an end and it’s gonna feel good to turn the page on 2020. Was 2020 our lowest point? Could we reach the nadir in 2021? Will the United States of America begin to rebound in 2021 and beyond? All of this passes through my mind at some point each and every day.
On more than one occasion, a particular song will come to mind too. “Peace Sells” by Megadeth. This thrash metal song was released way back in 1986. I’ll still hear it on the radio and it still cranks out of my stereo from time to time as well. It comes to mind because the lyrics are even more relevant now than they were when they were written by Dave Mustaine a few decades ago.
Its relevance is infinite.
I’ve been working from home today and I’ve been cranking the tunes all damn day. Alright, that’s true most days for me but today it all sounded so invigorating. The relevance of this song had a role in that. There’s more work to do, let’s do it.