I take it as a challenge to be on Facebook without it having too much of the "kryptonite" effect on me.

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Facebook: It is a dilemma, but I try to see the useful sides of it.

When being on social media becomes a regular strain, then it is perhaps time to adjust how to use it.
I have been on (and many times off) Facebook since the beginning. Many might find this inconsistent, and yes, it is.

The reason I registered on Facebook in the first place was in order to represent the FJB music, which happens to be myself in person. I cannot separate those two. It is also an easy way to stay in touch with a selection of people.

But for a man that cannot even watch news on TV, being exposed for unpredictable updates from friends (e.g. news flashes) can also trigger very negative reactions in myself, even though the subject posted in itself seems harmless enough. The problem for me is that I see "everything", meaning that when too many impressions wash over me, I shut down in a way. I constantly try to find a good alternative to deleting the Facebook account, for example by regulating the timeline updates, selecting what I want to see and what I must avoid seeing. I am obviously a very sensitive person, but perhaps this is a part of being a composer?

Working alone is in general excellent for me. However, using social media platforms like Facebook just doesn't seem to fit my personality. I don't feel I manage to interact well enough socially. I also feel I am not doing enough to back up other Facebook connections, either. A bit of a daily paralyses. Furthermore, I do not like to be half-heartedly involved, meaning just having a Facebook Profile or Facebook Page with almost no updates.

It is a dilemma, but I try to see the useful sides of it.

Thriving in the background, I am a person that doesn't like attention. Not at all. But as "manager" for the FJB works, I have a burning wish for people to use music as a rewarding aspect of life. In this matter, Facebook can be a great tool as long as I find a way to use it that makes sense to my secluded personality.

I am also a person that doesn't easily give away control; perhaps I am a so-called control freak. I do not really trust many people, and I easily become suspicious if things change without good reason, e.g. when dynamic sentiment or bigotry appears in society. It becomes quite the paradox when I use social media for marketing purposes and the product is myself, and the market is "unknown" and dynamic.

It is a dilemma, but I try to see the useful sides of it.

I know that by withdrawing from Facebook I would also reject a huge free, commercial channel out to the world. Having said that, I am a fan of paying for things, because this is a proof of seriousness, as I see it. Having a lot of stuff available for free for a dynamic audience is not necessarily good business, unless you talk the "interactive language" (being socially fun, smart and seemingly generous and friendly) and by doing so manage to lead people into buying a product. Others might feel differently about this, of course.

The feeling that I'm pushing my life too much onto others is also a consistent matter of contemplation, even though I know this is what is expected when being part of the social media.

It is "noisy" for me being on Facebook, being exposed to all kinds of social activities and trivialities, thus feeling sad about how the world just goes by. It leaves me with feeling a pathetic hollowness.

But I take it as a challenge to be on Facebook without it having too much of the "kryptonite" effect on me.

It is a dilemma, but I try to see the useful sides of it.


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- As "manager" for the FJB works, I have a burning wish for people to use music as a rewarding aspect of life.

Published March 23, 2017

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