I’m on a social media diet. This isn’t the first time that I have done this, but this time the act of suspending Facebook, deactivating my Twitter, and pretending that I actually used Google+ seems more pointed and significant. I realized that I have been using the steady drip of social media to distract myself from my actual work–making images, occasionally writing, and, honestly, exposing myself to new work. Coincidentally, I recently learned the theory that, if you spend 1 hour per day reading/researching within your chosen field, in 7 years you will be an “expert”. I’m not exactly certain the validity of this claim or what it means to be an “expert” in the world of quasi-conceptual, space-oriented photo. However, I would like to be an expert. So, for the next 3 months or so, I’ll be knee-deep in reading and researching, my only digital mass communication outlet consists of this blog and my neglected portfolio. Wish me luck (it is much needed).