In the great 1976 film Network, Peter Finch plays the newsman Howard Beale. He’s famous for screaming, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.” When he’s questioned about his rants he calmly states, “I’ve just run out of bullshit.”
If you have a business in this day and age you had better be good at networking. I’ve tried to throw myself into Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and blogging. I’ll do anything to draw traffic to my website, but I’m starting to run out of things to say. I barely use the photoworkssf Facebook page. Some companies probably have full time people doing constant status updates, yet the tweets from so many small businesses have such desperation to them. Honestly I’m not sure I give a crap about 90% of the people I’m “following.”
I think I’m over saturated, and in a way what I’ve done is keep people from coming here and talking to me face to face. Too bad, because what I’m good at is retail. If you come in, you’ll leave here with something.
So, I might take a little break, back off on the social networking stuff (temporarily) because I am “running out of bullshit,” and I don’t want to start sounding redundant. When I have something to say that’s worth hearing, then you’ll hear from me. Until then, look for me outside on Market St ringing a bell, wearing a sandwich board.