But that’s just it. It’s a job. The internet is a job now.
I couldn’t have ever imagined that. And while I see its benefits, I wish we could just make things to make things. That’s partly the reason I created this newsletter. And so I did something this week.
I wanted to do something fun, so I turned to my second-favorite platform to do that: Instagram. And I went back to how I got online in the first place: music.
I started an Instagram profile
where I curate songs I’ve been listening to lately. I’m calling it my “IG for my sad girl playlists.” I’ve also been streaming music on Stationhead
(another social audio app).
I’m not looking at numbers. I’m not thinking about what followers want. I’m doing it because it’s fun. I missed that.
Social media is a lot of information, multimedia and trash coming at you all at once. When it’s part of your job, you’re never really off of it, because you can’t get off of it. But there are ways to use it so that it can be a place that brings you more joy instead of one that makes your blood boil. You can also just turn it off and go offline; that’s fine too.
But since you’re subscribed to this newsletter, I know you somewhat still want to stay in the loop. So let’s get into this week’s issue.