I haven’t given up on this thing. I’ve simply reached the threshold where I recognize I’ve got a problem. I think we’re all suffering from it to some degree. You know it. I know it. It’s that itch. That need to check. But what are we checking? What are we afraid we’ll miss?
I’m sick of puzzling out the answer to that question.
Instead, I’m turning to engaging with meat-space communities for a bit. Having verbal, dimensional conversations. Meeting new people. Trying social activities.
I’ve found that posting my work online has me rushing the work. I’m much more influenced by the traffic / comments / favorites / likes / etc. that the work sees, than my own analysis of the successes and failures of the work. So, I want to correct that imbalance. I want to focus on quality. I want to get better.
This will be a bit of an experiment, and I don’t know how long I’ll be away. But I hope to return with something to show for it.
I’ll see you on the other side.