Where do you go to find your mojo? How do you get around writers’ block without pulling out all your hair? What inspires you to step out of that creative desert and back into the refreshing shower of ideas? Do you go with a really good program on television, something smart and snappy, something “Catch”-y maybe? I loved that show last year and watched the entire season in one go while ironing one afternoon then pulled it back up again today just to try to get moving again after several days of no motivation, no inspiration, frustration that when a fleeting second of motivating ideas hit there was something else demanding my attention elsewhere. We all have been in this dark place from time to time and while we all hope it’s temporary, it seems endless while we are wallowing in its depths.
I’ve stuck my head in the sand for several weeks, waiting for the chance to sit and work on something real, using my hands, my mind and my heart, but it hasn’t been possible to get all three in the same place at the same time lately. Thank goodness for Hulu, Netflix and YouTube. Without them I’m lost. Apparently I was a bit more silent than usual as a friend checked on me in Facebook. It made me realize that perhaps someone does notice when I’m not participating, posting, cheering others on from the sidelines, creating, stirring things up a bit now and then. The numbers tell the tale as well when they dive below triple digits in the reach.
Honestly though I often feel Facebook is taking more away from my creative time than feeding it or serving its purpose. If it isn’t helping my business, why be there? It draws you in like a black hole, stealing away your time, and it’s certainly stolen mine. Things were stolen from me in 2010 that can never be replaced despite being mainly of value in sentiment only, they were precious to me. They are gone now. That was not my choice. The loss of time from Facebook is of my own doing. My choice. And clearly not the best one. It has its purpose and should remain a device only, to be used as a tool for networking, marketing, advertising, promoting, no more than these.
Perhaps this is where my mojo goes. Into the abyss behind the screen of Facebook and for that reason it is now time to step back from it and be less of a cheerleader for others and more of a cheerleader for myself and build onto what I started in 2011. My business needs me more than others need me. It needs nurturing. I’ve loved it all along but it wasn’t enough. It need more attention from me so now it will have it. Blogs will continue, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, even Google+ and yes, Facebook too, but much less of it. Mainly for the what’s new in the business page, less of the roaming around to see what everyone else is doing and how they are all doing.