No. I haven’t been to Tijuana lately, or gotten too friendly with any of the “paid companions” that frequent the hotel.
But I do have a malady that is causing me some discomfort. It’s difficult to discuss online but an open dialogue always helps in these situations so here goes…
I have Social Media Burnout.
Yes, I know it’s hard to believe it’s happened to The Hook but this sort of thing doesn’t discriminate. While we don’t have exact figures, SMB effects millions of people worldwide. Of course most of them are too old to turn on a computer or device. Some are living healthy, unplugged lives outdoors. (Gasp! I know, right? There are bees out there!) And some of them just don’t give a shit about social media.
Those people scare the spit out of me.
As for me, well, I’m just plain burned out. The season has barely begun, but it’s been a killer already and while I have some cool 5×5 interviews lined up, I just can’t muster the enthusiasm to get them out there right now. Plus, there’s the whole “real life” experience to factor in; my home life has been a whirlwind of activities and milestones lately and those have left me knackered.
But don’t despair, gentle readers; the treatment for SMB is relatively simple and affordable.
All I have to do is… nothing.
Fortunately for me, I come from a long line of Nothing-Doers. The wife can attest to that; part of the reason I’m so burned out is that we’ve been tackling jobs at home that have been neglected for various reasons for years.
So while you continue to blog, tweet, post on Instagram and immerse yourselves in dozens of other aspects of the social media experience I’m going to regroup, finish up the 5×5 posts I have sitting in my Drafts folder and get back to fighting strength eventually. Until then, here’s a shot of me and director Kevin Smith. Meeting Silent Bob himself is the coolest thing that’s happened to me at work in quite some time and while I’ve already shared this pic on Twitter, I’m doing it again.
See you then, kids…