I posted a final update on my Facebook about a month ago that I was deactivating it along with anything associated with Facebook. I dont think everyone saw the update, so i've been getting messages from some folks.
Many people asked if I had a bad experience on there, or was harnessed or something, but no, nothing that exciting. I simple just couldnt keep up. Between drawing and writing every waking minute I have and trying to manage my time with my kids, and just finding time to sleep, it became a task rather than fun.
I've never been good at social media, and with the increasing amount of workload, it became one more email to check in the morning, one more argument to side with, and one more contribution to be guilted into. It also opened up doors to people who do not know me at all ( or cared to), contacting me for reasons that shouldn’t involve me in the first place. Much like twitter, it makes you become too easily accessible to anyone and anything, at anytime.
Understand this is just me, and my socially incapable self, I'm not judging anyone else that uses these sites on the daily ( I have a twitter account to keep up with netflix). If I could live in a snowed in cabin in the woods and draw from there, I probably would. And yes, promoting is a very big important part of being a creator, and these methods are the way to go. At the moment, though, getting my best work out there is the most important thing, and i've found, for me, being online all day has been the most detrimental part of the process.
Of course i'll probably be back. For now, I can still be reached here on occasion, or if you already have my email, I can be contacted there. There's also my public email address over at www.duss005.com and the best way might be my Tumblrduss005.tumblr.com/. I have an Instagram instagram.com/duss005 linked to it as well.
As always, thanks for the continued support of visiting this page, this is probably the first social/community i joined, and its still one of my favorites. Really glad to see so many of my friends still on here, even though you've all changed your names : D
'til all are one.