I just had a small but important epiphany. It's that I really like you people. By "you people," I am referring to the bulk of you that I know and appreciate. Let me explain by way of a story.
I used to have a Facebook page and I would add anyone and everyone as a "friend" because I thought that was the way you are supposed to market your creativity and art to a wider audience. The problem was, I didn't really know any of these "friends." They didn't care about me and vice versa. Needless to say, these complete strangers were totally uninterested in me or my art.
One day, I deleted the whole Facebook page, pictures and all. I gave my "friends" ample warning that I was doing this and as expected only a tiny few people cared or acknowledged my disappearance from social media.
I created a new FB page. This one I kept totally private from the outside world and only added as friends people I actually knew and considered friends or friends of friends or decently recognizable acquaintences. This page had far fewer connections with people than the old one, but everyone on there was someone I wanted to have a connection with, that I shared something meaningful in common with. Good people. Not haters. You people!
And I discovered something interesting. Even though I have far fewer FB connections now, because they (you) are all authentic and legitimate friends, the appreciation of my art and creativity is much higher than when I had thousands of not really friends on my old FB page. The reason is because most of you actually care and we share something in common, and I care too. I care about sharing things with you, gifts or art and creativity you may appreciate.
You may not notice them or like them, but at least you are connected. I would much rather have a small, caring circle of connections than a huge uncaring sea of nobodies. Thanks for being you!