Say what you will, I think social media actually works against budding artists. If you are posting about your creations, or communicating with like-minded individuals, fine. But when it gets to the point you're checking non-stop, waiting for your phone to buzz to get that like fix, that's when the problem is starting.
I've come to the point where social media in itself is highly toxic. News and politics have crept heavily into my stream. And while I know it's a place to sound off for some, I am on here as a writer/artist and don't want to see that.
So, there are features to tell Twitter you don't want to see these things. And for the most part it works. But then I realized something else.
I looked up from my phone and saw everyone looking down into theirs. They constantly check for any notification, and search, and watch videos.
So thank you Twitter, for making me nauseous to the point where I put my phone down for a bit.