Originally Posted by Art_Rabbit
At least that is my experience. Your mileage may vary. But I'd enjoy hearing from anyone who's tried it and if you also felt freer and more creative.
...time-wasting ... boundaries ... I'm savoring the uptick in energy, creativity, and freedom from drama. Lovin' it!
I used to be really active on FB; now I make sure I post on my art page
when I have something big to share, a show, sales, etc. I also post when I'm working on something or have just finished a piece. All that fun stuff.
On my personal page, though, I find myself getting in the mood to check in with my friends etc every couple of days (my friends are literally spread all over the planet, so there are alot of people I don't get to see or speak to regularly). I used to be on FB every day, at least twice, but as you mentioned, the politics and drama -- while entertaining -- is definitely draining. I finally ended up removing the people that were nothing but drama (who really needs that in their life, right?) and limiting my time on FB and other social media to an average of 30 minutes a day MAX (across all social media) has really helped. And like I said, I check in now once every couple of days, and I'm good. If someone needs me, they can always message me directly or email or something, ya know?
I also take periodic social media breaks for a week or two here and there, and just let people know to email me if they have questions about my work or really need me. I find that helps to give me the break I need.