This is how I feel about tumblr.
When I started, I only followed people who made things/wrote great stories/had great adventures. But a lot of those people are making less and less (probably because they’re out getting paid to do the things they were so great at) or have been replaced by all these people that have great personalities or interesting/hilarious/very well articulated perspectives on current events or pop culture.
And while I like (and need) that perspective, I sometimes feel that at best as though it’s diluting my own ability to articulate my feelings toward certain things - because I can quickly get wrapped up in other people’s outrages and passions (especially when they’re similar to mine) - or at worst I co-opt their opinions and don’t bother looking further into things, or acting about things because let’s face it - there are a lot of shitty things happening and a lot of things clamouring for our attention.
It’s also really tiring to have all this pop culture constantly in my purview. Don’t get me wrong, I love some of the great conversations and references to music/art/movies/tv that I can’t get into on my own because there’s so much of it, but damn, it’s really difficult keeping up with things I enjoy or want to learn more about when they’re so inundated with extra shit that’s so uninteresting to me.
Anyway, my point it it’s hard to find balance between what I want and need, but life’s like that. Also, it’s time for me to get tumblr saviour.
(Source: im1004, via pinkrobotboogaloo)