I’d like to thank first my bff, Larraine Carpeso, for sharing this comic from theoatmeal.com. Just when I thought I can never express the misery and frustration I’m feeling inside, this comic translated how I was feeling and kind of sums up the pain and sufferings that I have to go through to earn some good ol’ moolah so I can feed my insecurities.
You can check out the full comic here http://theoatmeal.com/comics/design_hell cause I’ll be discussing only a part of it that makes me want to wish that social media platforms are not that accessible to everyone.
This comic basically goes on about a client dictating everything to the designer, making the designer not a designer anymore but like a puppet that the client controls. And the very accessible new social media are what’s making it possible for the client to be a control freak.
Take a look at this strip:
I have never fired a client, no. But I’ve had a lot of fights with clients until I finally realized that I shouldn’t or else I’ll have a very bad reputation of being a client-hater which will result to fewer clients, and no money. Definitely not an option. (Oh my, anything for money, I’d be a slave.)
As you can see in this strip, I sometimes wish that all new social media will just break down especially if my acads and business all piled up and everyone is just nagging, getting angry, and b*tching. And using all means just to get their message across: Personal Message, SMS, phone call, E-mail, YM, my feedback page! You name it, they’ve used it. Sometimes I just can’t take it that I wish there was no means for people to contact me. For that to happen, even for a bit, I intentionally forget to open my social networking accounts. (oh yes I can!)
As I’ve mentioned already in my previous blog, I hate it when my clients call me. Or I just plainly hate when people call me on my cellphone. I would have bought that wireless telephone thing if my goal was to call people, or I would have subscribed to superunli 25, but I did not, I only subscribe to unlitext because I only want to text, I do not want to call! or talk over the phone.. It’s just.. Irritating. I feel pressured when I get calls no matter who the caller is or what it is about. If it’s so important, text me first so I can prepare. Now, if you’re planning to call me in the future, keep that in mind.
So don’t get surprised if one day , I just disappear in your virtual worlds. That means, I’m fed up already and want a little space… and less of new social media. I shall get back in a few days thought if that happens. I still think new social media is cool. If it does not become a means to nag me. 🙂