The other trouble on Twitter, or any social media site I use, like Google+ or Instagram, is that when I start writing or posting there, I am watering down my content, spreading it thin and stunting my writing growth on this blog.
The same goes for photos or videos on Instagram or YouTube, if I focus the energy on creating content for those platforms, instead of for this blog, it draws people away. With YouTube, this isn't such a big deal, since it can be embedded right into my blog. But the other platforms detract, and I think it's hurt my blog more than it's helped it.
I want my thoughts, my images, my moments I share with you to be right here, on this blog. So please, enjoy them here. And in that vein, I hope to jot down my thoughts and feelings as I think and feel them.
Speaking of Twitter though, here's a compilation of thoughts I tweeted out about Twitter recently:
“Sometimes Twitter seems like a room of people quietly writing on slips of paper and then throwing them around the room hoping someone reads them. And I'm that guy who picks up the paper & instead of nodding my head in agreement, I actually go the person & say, "Want to talk?" And they don't know what to do with that, so they just go back to writing on their paper.”
“Have you ever thought about the fact Twitter is just a giant comment section with nothing in particular to comment on and no moderators?”
Communication is one good thing about Twitter. I've been able to communicate with some cool people, so for now I plan to leave the account active for sharing links and some communication. But ultimately, I want to keep it from becoming a distraction.
What about you? Do you find social media unproductive and distracting? What do you do to fix this? Do you just get rid of it, or do you discipline yourself in regards to it? Let me know in the comments below!
Movie recommendation "Two For tea" Starring Doris Day.