Facebook Revisited

I addressed this topic before, but since I live in a new place and I’m meeting new friends, I thought I might as well address it before, in case anyone is curious. These are the reasons why I don’t use Facebook, updated and summarized.

Facebook has little customization, you can’t change the colors, etc. as much as you can with Word Press, which is my current favorite platform. You can change your profile pic and banner, but that’s not enough for someone who likes webdesign as much as I do. I like playing with the layout more than the site allows.

Then there’s the topic of socializing. I enjoy talking about the things I like, but I don’t socialize for the sake of socializing. The main event for me is not the social side, but the topic beyond that: art, video games, movies, technology, etc. I’m a geek, not a social butterfly. I tend to get bored with small talk and news reruns, and I’m not into gossip. That’s not to say that everyone’s Facebook is that way, but let’s face it, a lot of them are. Facebook also feels like it focuses too much on the latest social drama rather than actual entertainment.

There’s the issue of identity. I’m bothered by how it’s against the rules to use a nickname. You can obviously get away with breaking this rule, but if it gets reported that’s not your real name, it’ll be annoying. Even if no one reports it though, I don’t want to join a site that demands personal information, just on principle. I don’t want to publish myself, I want to publish my art.

Here are some sites where I’m active:
Network: http://azurelight.net
Blog: http://miliblue.com
Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/mikari
Zazzle: https://www.zazzle.com/digital_kawaii
Deviant Art: https://mikaristar.deviantart.com
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+MiliBlueAzure
Tumblr: https://mikariazure.tumblr.com
Wysp: http://www.wysp.ws/miliazure/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/miliazure

Bit by bit

I had a long week. The job itself is easy and my coworkers are very nice, it’s just time consuming and leaves me with basically no time to spend on art and other things. I like the afternoon shift so far, it has a nice blend of busy at the start and relaxed towards the end.

Since I’ve been sleeping better, I’ve been feeling better, I need my full 10 hours of sleep a night, I can’t function with 7 or 8 like some people do. Now that it’s my day off, I’m trying to get everything done that I couldn’t do during the week. It’s a Sunday, so there are things I can’t get done.

I find it pretty convenient to have non-holiday weekdays off, which will thankfully be the case on Tuesday, so I can get through the backlog of calls I need to make. I’m still getting settled into my new life and sorting everything. Once that’s done, I should be all caught up with everything, including all car related things. As for the rest of today, I’ll see if I can work on my upcoming Zazzle shop and tomorrow I’ll chill out around town.

It might be way too optimistic, especially with my budget, but I wish I could get an apartment with a garage. My sweet silver angel is outside in the cold and rain and I wish I could properly shelter it. Though really, just getting any economical apartment is the first step after I finish getting my business sorted this week.

As always, comments and tweets are appreciated, sorry I haven’t been as active online as I used to. I’m still playing Yokai Watch 2 a few minutes at a time, enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and currently watching the last Pirates of the Caribbean… though other than the first one I haven’t seen the others, so I’ll have to catch up with the middle of the movie series.

Network: http://azurelight.net
Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/mikari
Deviant Art: https://mikaristar.deviantart.com