One Game Dad 11: The Irony of Isolation
Social Media is a modern day requirement, even for stay-at-home dads. But there's a constant conundrum tearing at any creative.
That's the need to produce. At the same time there's constant talk of how everyone needs a platform or has to build an audience. More than that you need to take part in the conversation, not just to be known but because you need to be aware of what's happening in your field.
And that's what I'm struggling with. My days are spent focusing on my daughter, so much so that come the evening I'm exhausted and I don't want to talk to anyone. There are a thousand things I want to talk about, write about or make a game about. But as ever time is precious and my energy is fleeting.
I'm also much more interested in making something. Podcasts let me do that, while also participating in the conversation. Problem is that they're done in their own form of isolation. An audience would help alleviate that and thus we come to the irony of my situation. So I need an audience to keep this from being an echo-chamber but I don't have the interest or energy to try and build one at the moment.
I'd much rather just make things and let them speak for me. Any conversation I'm going to have is going to be with the Wife and if she's not interested in a particular topic, I'll just save it for the podcast. So there's that and more on this week's episode of One Game Dad. Also I play Destiny 2. You can find this week's episode as usual on Twitch, Youtube, Stitcher and iTunes.