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Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta
Writer, host, producer, DM. Reformed composer and programmer. Make: , and more. Made: , 🏴 he/him
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Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta 3h
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Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta 5h
Replying to @kamigeist
Thanks! I'm behind on two smallish music projects, a medium writing project and a big-ish video project. I've also got a couple writing gigs coming up and some production work that will require a good amount of focus.
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Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta 5h
Replying to @mikerugnetta
I'll say more about that, in a public Patreon post, tomorrow afternoon. I think that's everything? If you have questions I'm gonna check this thread (SORRY) for a few hours but as of 12a ET 8/4, I'M OUT.
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Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta 5h
Replying to @mikerugnetta
Perhaps counter-intuitively, I'll also be pausing charges on my Patreon for the next couple months. My lack of focus has meant updates there have been less frequent, and so while I work through the backlog, I'm not going to charge anyone for stuff they've already paid for.
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Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta 5h
Replying to @mikerugnetta
So besides the mental / emotional bandwidth being important for its own sake, I'm hoping to regain some focus on the work I am excited about, and both need and want to do. I know from previous experience that cutting back on social media helps me do this.
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Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta 5h
Replying to @mikerugnetta
That's made more complicated by a slowdown in work, meaning I have to be more proactive about income. I have a few hired projects coming in - but I'm behind on *many* personal and collaborative projects scheduled for this year (that's a crowded (socially distant) party, I know).
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Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta 5h
Replying to @mikerugnetta
Being overwhelmed makes it difficult for me to focus, too. Sometimes it can feel like a moral imperative to know in crushing detail how shit the world, and especially this country, is - and then I can't make the mental elbow room to focus on the stuff I'm putting into it.
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Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta 5h
Replying to @mikerugnetta
I can be informed without being overwhelmed. I am currently overwhelmed (because of my own actions and habits, which I'm changing).
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Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta 5h
Replying to @mikerugnetta
It's not that ignorance is bliss - it is not - but that constant perfect knowledge of the breadth of human suffering is a lot to deal with mentally, and emotionally, and I am a less effective participant in the world with it, compared to without out.
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Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta 5h
Replying to @mikerugnetta
This is the smallest interval after which I've felt I've needed another break, and I think there are a few reasons. The big one is: the world is bad and on twitter I can get 24/7 always updated insight into how and why. I talk myself into believing that is useful. It isn't.
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Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta 5h
Replying to @mikerugnetta
I am doing this for a few reasons. I take breaks from social media when I feel like I am becoming too reliant on it. This is one of those times. I look at twitter too much and should stop for a little while.
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Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta 5h
Replying to @funcityventures
If you would like to know what I am up to while I am gone, you can look at: mikerugnetta on IG and (tho, more on that later) will continue to publish episodes as normal
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Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta 5h
I'll be posting on my IG (same uname) but *not* any other @'s I run or co-run here, e.g. and . DMs to this account go to text if you need me and don't have another way to get ahold of me.
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Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta 5h
Replying to @mikerugnetta
I'll be gone until at least Sept. 5th, maybe longer. My current suspicion is I will have little interest in weathering much of Election Season™ On Here™ and so might not? We'll see. I do reserve the right to update my thread.
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Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta 5h
I'm gonna leave twitter for a little while. This is a thread about that. I'll pin it.
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Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta 9h
Replying to @mikerugnetta
It’s a diamond of meaning demonstrating a broken system. I’m amazed that such a screaming indictment of so much fits so perfectly in one tweet.
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Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta 9h
Replying to @mikerugnetta
calco followed me for about a month then unfollowed. Wonder if he learned we have different values?
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Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta 9h
I keep thinking about that jacob calcanis tweet where he’s like “Looking for a teacher to teach 7 kids in my backyard I’ll pay more than you currently make - and if you find me this person I’ll give you $2k in ubereats” and people who have never wondered if they have too much.
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Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta 9h
Replying to @WillieTroubador
I mean, could I do better than this?
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Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta 13h
Replying to @Djuggernautical
Part of why I wanna take some brain-time is so I can get the space to post these very updates!
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