My focus has and always will be to create, just keep creating and connecting; honing in on what matters most. For now and for the foreseeable future, my focus is creative storytelling. So until further notice, I will not let the mindless absorption of social media get this best of me.
This means no more scrolling endlessly, posting, commenting, or sharing stuff from Facebook or directly through Facebook. This does not mean I am not there. I have decided to creatively find ways to connect with you and the world by sharing my world, right here on this blog. And if I find other creative leaders going against the grain in some way, I’ll happily share their world with you too. The easiest way to start the process of letting go is to download the Newsfeed Eradicator. It does just what it says.
By removing my feed, I’ve inadvertently become more self-aware of how much I was focused on absolutely NOTHING that mattered to me. Not because it shouldn’t matter, but because it has no business being in my field of perspective to clog my mind and take up my precious time here on Earth.
If you’re wondering how I feel about Instagram, I haven’t decided yet. I do enjoy the ability to share my visual stories with those who care; those who are also always in the discovery of new creative inspiration. At this moment, I still think IG and other future social platforms have some hope. But again, I’m not sure.
Personally, I have always felt indifferent to social media and for now, I am choosing to remove myself from its confines. I may choose to explain later, but for now, this is it. I feel the pull, the distraction of the endless scroll, the useless information, and the powerless knowledge, and I want it gone so I can focus on creating, right now.
But that doesn’t mean I am disconnecting. Do you see? I am choosing to connect more. To what is real, to what I WANT to create. I will continue to share on the Live Wonderful Photography Facebook Page, like upcoming classes, events, inspirational ideas, and of course all things photography. Because this is what I love and I have so many amazing things I want to share there and create with you!
If you hang out at all on Instagram (@danielle_werner), please enjoy what I consider to be a portfolio of my favorite creations, a reflection of my personal ideas, and just a smidge of what is real. No more highlights that kill the present moment. No more reaching for what is right here and now. Any truth I share in the virtual world can always be found here on the blog, www.LiveWonderful.com.
If you want to connect, have a question, or even if you are simply curious, I encourage you NOT to hesitate. Do want feels right, say HELLO – I am not gone forever, I am simply choosing to separate myself from the endless scroll (you know the one that just showed up in our lives about 10 years ago).
You can always send me a message or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.