Disabling the “LIKE” button: It’s all about motivation

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In a creative slump and it is all the fault of that nasty “LIKE” button.

Feeling obliged to hit it every time someone posts;

Waiting and counting the number of “hits” I get.

What’s my motivation anyway?
Creating for the love of creating or to get more LIKEs?

That durn LIKE button permeates my life:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Zentangle Mosaic app
  • Eat Right Now app
  • Ravelry app
  • Even my blog.

Always at the back of my mind:   Where to post my creation?
Who will see it?

How many LIKES will I get?

I think about it when I

  • Tangle
  • Weave
  • Bead
  • Knit
  • Sew
  • Write
  • Even when I am doing the dishes.

It has taken the creative joy out of my day.

Yes, even as I put these thoughts to paper,

I wonder:

Will you LIKE it—

Thumbs up or thumbs down?

So trying to disable the LIKE button in my head and

Create for the joy of creating.

Let the rest of it be.

Acknowledgement: Venerable Thubten Chodron’s guided meditation Generating Beneficial Motivation on the Insight Timer app.