My goal was to last until Monday with my Twitter fast but around noon on Friday I logged into Twitter under the pretense that I was only going to go in and unfollow some political people and that apparently is a gateway drug to full on Twitter use. I did unfollow a large amount of the political Twitter and only tried to keep the funny bits and the people I’ve grown to really like over the years. I’ve decided my account it going to light and whimsical from now on that I need to actually try and be funny. Not just stream of consciousness tweeting but actual joke telling. I suck at writing jokes, so this isn’t going to be easy.
One thing that was very apparent upon my return was just how stilly it all is. When you’re in it day to day it’s easy to lose perspective and get caught up in the drama. Thing is, Twitter is a very silly place where people have silly fights and do silly things. If I didn’t know any better I’d say Monty Python invented Twitter as a joke. That being said I am totally going to take more days off going forward to give my head a chance to rest. I find that when I’m Twitter too long I get Twitter brain: side effects include thinking in short quips and trying to find “the joke” in everything. I’ve been told that this behaviour can get quite annoying.
Finally, I had a discussion with a friend about starting a blog and I realized that I have never once promoted this blog in any of my posts. I guess that explains why no one read this stuff. It got me thinking that I maybe also don’t promote what I post here because I don’t want anyone to read it. I guess this is something I need to explore.