Raz Does Newsletter - Semi-Social Medias
We moved to Substack! now that Revue is a victim of an Elon - led tech collapse, i’ve been thinking of how to manage all my social medias.
Social medias have kinda absorbed my whole life currently. I wake up, and say my GMs on twitter, check my ig reels, check my emails, and cycle thru these actions until its time to leave my bed. After a morning routine, I go to make my reels. I post it to tiktok after deleting some old videos off my full-storage phone. I go back to twitter and find a space(group voice chat) to listen to until my gym/lunch routine. I go to the lab to get some hw done after, with ample twitter scrolling ofc. Throughout my night routine its j various iterations of social media use, usually ending the day looking at memes on ig or listening to twitter spaces before a lil journaling session.
I kinda loathe this.
Even if ive gotten so much out of it, it doesn’t make me feel fulfilled, but i’m rly only looking for whatever’s next. its changed how i see art online too; i feel like i don’t appreciate it the same, but that I see the digital world as an interaction - u retweet me, i retweet u, vice versa. I notice a few details and then scroll. There are full lives depicted on a collection of pixels in my hand, but it hasn’t felt fulfilling recently. it hasn’t even been a commitment either - a break is not gonna solve this imo.
Social media, when used right, is fun asf. I can see legitimately anything ever? will do. I get to hear the random thoughts of every generation? yes i do like the drama :) . I get to intake the beauties of the world and the power of creation thru the power of artists and creatives? bro pls im begging i wish to expand my mind profusely. astrology? im trining so hard rn. memes? yes.
I think its down to the fact that algorithmic judgement has made me feel not appreciated as much. i put a lot of value in my socials only bc i care abt them a bit too much. I rebuke these fake numbers which mean close to nothing but still could mean something if i want. Instead of starting on my phone i wanna start on my sketchbook. And then i want to use social medias to be more actively social (I tell myself again lmao)
Breaking habits (regardless of how fun) rly j starts with a consciousness of it, and then a change of behavior. I can’t rly remove social media nore do i rly want to. but I will learn how to use it in a way that works for me.
ps. this felt heavier than i thought but im j between pieces rn is all. figuring out substack rn then website updates and whatever is left frfr
pss. I sent out my biannual review but i want more o.o if anyone wants to gimme some feedback on what u think of my pieces feel free to fill this out! its gotten great responses and im ready to see what happens w it
→ biannual review ←
obsessed w this type of meme
this is also hilarious
i drew a dream i had. it was nuts asf but a bit too aesthetic to not be drawn :D u see how phones infiltrated my dreams now too thats so ass bruh
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