“We are what we do. Or at any rate, we become what we do. And that process of becoming is never-ending…” Full-disclosure: I’ve never been a fan of social-media. In the past few years, our facebook, twitter + tumblr have all kicked the can + now @instagram
is on death row. There are dozens of reasons as to why, both anecdotally + empirically, participating in it just doesn’t seem worth it anymore.
Might it affect our income, exposure, brand-image, etc. to go dark? Maybe, possibly.
But, might it make me a more attentive father/husband/friend + free up parts of my lizard brain that have been sucked into a loop that by nature has no end and fosters a festering, aching feeling of emptiness? More than likely. And I don’t know how anyone could convince me that this tradeoff isn’t worth it.
That being said, we’ll be updating our blog (paperantler.com/blog) regularly now + we have loads of gorgeousness in store that we can’t wait to share. If you want to get a hold of us, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who knows, maybe we’ll pull a Kanye and hop back on at some point. But for now, Oscar Wilde once wrote that, “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” To update that phrase for 2019, it seems that, “Life imitates social media far more than social media imitates life” and I for one want to get back to living a bit more fully.