I just designated my Facebook account for deletion, and while never having had an account on Twitter, I've blocked myself from it. If I'm ever able to log back into Tumblr, I'll delete my blogs there, and while I like Instagram, I'm considering whether I should get off there, since it's part of Mark Zuckerberg's evil empire.
This may seem
foolish for someone trying to make a living via freelance art, and maybe
it is, but the truth is I never got the hang of making social media net
me clients. My lucrative contacts have been made mostly through this
blog, with a few through Deviantart, Gab, the comments on others' blogs,
and real-life networking. I'm hoping that, with fewer internet places
at which to scatter my unfocused efforts, I can concentrate my focused
efforts on just this blog, Deviantart, and my fast-approaching webcomic
site. For the past few weeks I've been way more active online than for
years. This is not just to try to get more eyes on my work--though I
won't lie, I hope for that result too--but also because I really want to
find more peoples' original creative works I can enthusiastically
follow and support.
Many of the huge, corporate IPs are
decaying: Marvel, DC, Star Wars, etc. Independent creators hold the key
to future glory in storytelling. So if you have a story: a novel, a comic, let me know!
I'll check it out. I can't promise I'll follow it if it's not my cup of
tea, but I can promise to give it a chance. In return, I ask that you
give mine a chance. You'll find me here and on Deviantart, soon on
paperdollveronika.com, and when it returns in triumph, Socialgalactic.