Fear of posting art on social medias..?

Posted 10 days, 4 hours ago by glizzrybear

Lately I've been feeling that way, and I'm not sure why. I've been drawing things but I don't seem to have the desire - and I even fear - to post them anywhere. I thought maybe I was in a slump, but I've been drawing quite a lot and doing studies here and there, that I feel like I've even improved in my art. But whenever I try to upload something, for some reason I take it down again after a minute or so. On the rare occassions I managed to post something and not delete it, I still feel the itch to delete it whenever I come across it. This feeling don't appear for older arts though which I feel is like.. super illogical of me. Would've make more sense if I feel like deleting my social medias in its entirety, but I don't really feel that way asffjsk sorry I just feel like I need to get this out TT

Have you ever felt or experienced that? If yes, what do you do to get over it?

Shayochism

I used to be afraid of uploading images of my Warcraft OC to our server's profile website because people hated me.

All I did was upload stuff in the end and refuse to remove it no matter how I felt. Eventually the feeling passed.

I hope you can feel better about it all soon!

mewbirb

I have absolutely felt that way, and for quite a while.  Why?  Fear of terrible people deciding to bully me off the internet for liking things/people they don't like.  I hate feeling like I have to live like that.  It's suffocating and stupid, it plays into what they want, and I'm done.

What's helping me is hanging around people who have seen the scary shit out there and still refuse to live in fear themselves or feed into anyone else's fear, and getting out of spaces made to shelter people who end up feeding each other's fears.