today i have a late call while shooting an out of town feature film. filming movies is f#ckin' hard and one gets very little time to do anything aside from making the movie. the few hours i have today are a rare occurrence. i could take a yoga class, maybe read one of the books i have carried around the world only to get half way through. i could even go to a grocery store and "stack up" on food i will never eat.... but instead i will do something i enjoy as little as making a bed, updating my website. i actually enjoy writing a blog from time to time because it reminds me i can still form a sentence, it's the actual website stuff i find annoying.
while creating a website from scratch one gets exited and may cherish the opportunity to express their personality and show their body of work to the wold... but to maintain a website is just another chore. i would even argue that nothing in life is particularly fun to "maintain". words that come to mind when i think of the word maintenance are boat, home, and methadone.... and none of those things sound fun. if you combine "work" with "chore", you get "maintenance".
this brings me to the question, how long does a grown adult have to maintain a self-promoting website in the 21st century? all i do is work anyway and yet i still feel i need to keep this thing going. i turn 41 this year and i see no end in site to this project. all i want is to work, have time with my family and then get a call to go back to work again... then repeat.
i assume you ask, "then why don't you close your website mike?", to which i reply, "cuz i think adults who use social media are dorks and yet i probably need some sort of online presence. then you might say "wait wait wait, you are actually calling social media users 'dorks', but i use social media?". then i would say "word up".... and then you would be confused..... and i would moonwalk backwards.