I’ve been thinking about deleting Twitter from my stratosphere for a while now. It’s not that I don’t see the value of Twitter, I do- but something has been pulling me the other way. Maybe I’ve been watching too many Seth Godin YouTube clips recently, but I’m just about to press delete on my account.
(Click here if you want to double-check if I went through with it or not!)
Why I Deleted Twitter
If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I like my headspace, and by headspace I mean I have one of these and I tend to do this a lot. I’m not a technophobe by any means, but having time away from screens is absolutely vital to my wellbeing. If I’m in front of a computer for too long or staring at any type of screen, I start to feel drained and anxious, so time away from the computer for me is healthy and keeps me motivated.
The Real Reason?
One thing I’d like to achieve via this blog is real connection. Twitter is amazing in that you can connect with people quickly and simply (my word for this year!). But, the connection and relationships can often be fleeting. I know many of you will disagree with me on this, but I don’t feel as though it adds value to my life. It’s just an ‘add-on’ that I feel I have to have because I have a blog and it often distracts me away from my real ‘mission’ here. It’s always been an after-thought, a big ‘should’.
I’m not sure how Google will view me after this, but to be honest, I’m not too worried about it. The fact that I’m even making such a big deal about this maybe shows you how much I’ve been comparing myself to others recently (meh!), so it’s time to drop it.
Thank you so much to everyone who’s retweeted me or included me in tweets- I’m so grateful that you did. But alas, I’m hoping we can get to know each other a little better here.
Thank you Twitter- lots of love!