I'm a super impatient person. Here's what that means:
I'm bad at saving money. I want to spend it as soon as I get it. (This is why Anna is in charge of all that)
I'm show up to the movies an hour early, and rush out as soon as its over.
I get yell profanities when someone cuts me off or is too slow in traffic.
I drive way too fast. (My driving record reflects this)
I eat really fast.
I walk really fast.
I don't know how to just "sit still"
I don't like vacation. I need to be doing something.
I don't sleep.
Here's the weird part of my impatience: I create crap because I quickly just want to feel the high of creation.
It feels good to make stuff, it feels good to complete a project. I'm a special case, where I have had that feeling every single day for the past five years. It is a drug. I'm addicted to making things, but more specifically the feeling of when I've finished it.
I love process, but I've lost interest in the process of digital photography. Lightroom has decreased the value of a good photo to me, but editing video has filled that void for me. Process is great, but it doesn't give you that immediate high that finishing something does. It's all about the runner's high of creating something.
Part of my experiments in how to best get good at this social media thing is to figure out how often you need to be posting, which is much less than you think. If you post too often, you are spam, and I think I've been walking that tightrope for way too long now.
I need to post less, but better quality. It's all about patience for me, and part of my impatient nature is to put up crappy work just to get a dose of the heroine of making things. Daily content is still 100% necessary, but if I'm posting six things a day, that may be a little too much.
It's an interesting issue which I never thought would be a problem: It is possible to create too much. It's an important variable in my latest social media experiments. You don't want people to roll their eyes when they see your 1000 posts in their feed.
This is a process of experimentation, a blog series I'm working on as I move towards making social media work for me. I've been using social media for a long time, but I've never actually taken it seriously until 2016. It's here to stay, and if you aren't good at it, your business and self-employment dreams will probably suffer.