Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Why I quit Twitter

No you didn't click the wrong button. You were not incorrectly redirected to this page. I quit Twitter and I will tell you why.



Years ago I joined the hashtag fad when Twitter was still a baby bird learning to fly. Turns out it wasn't really a fad; it's still here eight years later. In the grand scheme of life eight years might be considered a fad, but in today's terms Twitter is a legit social media outlet.

I tried to tweet, but never really got the hang of it. When my account was hacked, a kind had to friend let me know, since I was seldom on to find out myself. I quickly deleted everything and went on my merry way with MySpace, and Facebook soon after.

Then a few years ago I set up an account all over again to join in with some online communities. I learned how to tweet, retweet, and even join a twitter party. But hard as I tried, I could not make myself enjoy it. Once I started bumping into my new online friends on other social media outlets, my Twitter days fizzled fast.

And I don't mind one single bit.

Dropping Twitter off my list of apps to check and comments to respond to has given me some extra free time. Free time I can give to other communities I adore. Free time I can give to causes I support. And most importantly, free time I can give to my family. If you are here because you love Twitter, that is rockin' good for you. I'm glad you love it. It's just not my thing.

I would love to connect via other social media networks. Come follow me on Instagram, @appleandi!

Andi and Brad have been married since 2002. They have five squishers who keep them on their toes. She is a second generation home educator. In her spare time Andi creates and sells handmade goodies in her shop, Andi Gould Designs.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Andi! I saw this post on Google+. I also haven't been very active on Twitter. I used to only go for FMF party, but then I fizzled out on that, too. Like you, I love that it is one less thing I "need" to check. Also, I wanted to thank you for the snail mail from round one. You made a beautiful card with one of my most favorite scriptures on it, and I've kept it. So, thank you for that!

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