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Don't Let Social Media Ruin Your Creativity

It may be time to delete your social media accounts

As the negative impact of social media on our brains–and our democracy–continues to emerge, it’s a question many people are reckoning with: Should I delete my Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram?

For many creatives, including independent artists and freelancers, it’s complicated by the fact that business today is often done on social platforms. “I feel like I need to be on social media to know what’s going on in the world, to stay close with my friends, for professional reasons, and simply to stay relevant,” as one anonymous writer put it in the advice section of The Creative Independent, the online resource for creative people.

So, should you delete your social media? The Creative Independent posed the question to artists, producers, and writers, whose responses ran the gamut from “abso-fu$%@$%-lutely” to advice on how to modulate your online life and creative practice.

Please select this link to read the complete article from Fast Company.

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