Goodbye to all of you. Hello to some of you.

I don’t know if this is an annual tradition or not but I did the same thing on January 1st, 2015 and that is that I unfollowed everyone on Twitter.    Then I deleted my tweets.  To be honest, if I could shed all of the people following me right now, I’d do that as well.

I stopped enjoying Twitter in 2015.  Partly because of changes in work where I have to do it all of the time, also I just found that many people are jerks.  What used to be fun, isn’t that much fun any longer. 

I think the other option is that being sick for all of 2015, when I post or retweet something, I don’t have the energy to follow it up.  I used to love getting emails from my columns in The StarPhoenix and I used to answer each one.  There are weeks when don’t have the energy to even tweet out what I have written let alone engage in some sort of discussion and debate.  Wendy and Mark will tell you there were countless days when I came home from work, took my shoes off and went upstairs to bed to try to recover for tomorrow.  I would lay in bed and tweet something on my phone and then everyone wanted to have their say.  I felt like blocking everyone this year many times.  If there was a “universal block” button, I would have paid extra to hit it.  Instead I started dropping my phone by the door once I got in the house.

It also allows me of piecing back my list of followers in a way that makes sense and discard those that seemed like a good idea at the time but I have no ideas why I am following them.  The goal is to keep the list under 600 people but I’ll see what I can do.

One thought on “Goodbye to all of you. Hello to some of you.”

  1. Never did much on Twitter myself. Haven’t much time to spend on Facebook either. As I age I’m more severe in setting/keeping priorities. Preparing/facing the death of my spouse in April, 2015 has made me much more aware of precious time. Spend your days wisely, I say–to myself and to anyone who will listen. Those who have ears to hear…

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