I should probably do a rigorous cleaning of my follows, expand my mute list, and be a little more positive on there myself. Which led me to the idea I had earlier this morning: to try to go a month tweeting nothing but positive things. I don't mean just posting pithy inspirational tweets or retweeting cat pictures -- although there's nowt wrong with the latter, of course! But I'd like to be more actively positive, this way I'll get myself out of that reactionary rut I've found myself in.
I don't want to ragequit social media, for multiple reasons: I'd be losing touch with my friends, and I'd be losing a viable avenue for publicity of my books. Plus, it would feel like the jocks and the popular kids won and I'll be the nerd crawling back in his hole and feeling sorry for myself. I did that route as a teenager, I'm too old for that shit now.
ANYWAY. I'm curious to see if I can pull off this positivity thing. We shall see!
In other news, I've also been thinking about bulking up my whiteboard schedule again. It's fine now, but I think I need to push my boundaries once more. Assign myself little exercises to expand my knowledge and expertise. Drawing in a different style. Recording the little riffs I've come up with and writing songs around them. Get out of the 'safe' guitar chords and learn new, more complex ones. Post here more often! I know this is something I usually think about at the end of the year as my form of New Year's resolutions, but why not start now?
I'm curious to see where this will lead. Last time this happened, I came up with a few new novel ideas, one of which I'm close to finishing! :)