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Giving up Social [Media]

Since I joined Twitter in 2008, I haven’t written much here. I wrote about eighty posts since then, and about seventy of them were written between 2008-2012. That’s right– I’ve only written ten blog posts in the past four years. Even worse is that out of those ten, I wrote seven in 2013 leaving only three blog posts in the past three years.

Social media had taken over my life. It was easier to write short quips and have conversations on Twitter than it was to share thoughts here.

Twitter was nice for a while. It allowed me to meet new people. It allowed me to find and learn new things. It allowed me to share new things and get more traction. But it’s gone to shit. Granted, there’s always been some shit on Twitter; but now it’s festered into a cesspool I’m tired of wading into on a daily basis.

I’ve muted accounts. I’ve blocked trolls. But the magic is gone. The interaction held in the early days is gone. I’ve lost interest. The bad outweighs the good that’s left.

So with that said, I’ll be leaving my account there for historical reasons. I have a ton of favorites that I had more or less used as bookmarks at one point. People I follow can DM me (sorry not opening up DMs) and I’ll get an email notification. I won’t be tweeting any more from this point forward. My preferred method of contact is email if you have it, or the contact form on this website. To follow me going forward, there’s this thing called RSS

Thanks, and hope to catch you elsewhere in life.

Twittering Blog Posts

Twittering blog posts is something I do not understand. If I want to monitor somebody’s website I’ll grab their RSS feed. I don’t follow you on Twitter to see when you update your blog. Stop doing it! Can somebody please explain this to me! I follow you on Twitter to see what you’re doing, not to see what you’re blogging about.