Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Call Dr. Barry, We've got a "facebreak"
It will probably take more than a warm mustache compress from SIO Barry to get me back on the "social network" circuit. I have some great connections with friends in the skateboarding community and I will continue to promote small skater owned shops and companies here, but as a person with severe social anxiety I can no longer spend time lurking the news feed and sifting through the subjective rubble to find the objective truth. Honestly, social networking for me has become like the proverbial accident scene, you don't want to look but yet somehow you still feel compelled to anyway. The majority of my online friends are awesome folks, genuine, true to the roots. It's the minority of backbiters in the skate community (this post is a fine example of what I'm talking about) and the non-skateboarding sector who have really ruined it for me. So thus begins a new chapter in life, one that is being written as I type, one that is going to be about life after social networking, and how I will use my time that was once consumed by the almighty social network. Those of you who wish to communicate with me can leave me your personal email here in a comment, I won't publish it publicly as I filter all comments as they are received and publish only what I approve or what you wish to be made public. I hope you all stay in touch. See you in the streets.