Social Media Still Sucks

Many years ago I said that I hated social media. I’ve given it another try over the course of the last months in the form of Twitter/X and Linkedin – and I can now safely say that I still hate it. These things are time sinks at best. At worst, they feel like pubs in dirty side streets that reek of urine and the places themselves are crowded with drunk, aggressive people that are merely looking for a fight.

I have now hibernated my Linkedin account and deactivated my Twitter/X account.

Only YouTube stays, simply because I actually use it to also upload content. But henceforth I will try hard to stay away from the “discussion culture” on YouTube as well. It’s just not worth it.

I go back to only posting my thoughts, updates and musings here on my blog. But even then posts might disappear again when I decide that they are a better fit for whatever book project I might be working on. After all, I’ve become a paid full-time writer this year, so I shall treat my passion – which is now also my profession – with even more respect than I’ve done before.

The status of this blog

I removed dozens of entries that I had written over the last year from the blog. Some were simply too personal, others have found a new purpose. Those posts are not really gone but will re-appear in updated/re-written versions either as YouTube videos or in  my current book project:

At the current count, we’re talking about roughly 170 book pages here.

So there is some content loss on this page,  but the blog itself is now back online.

A few of the super-short blog entries (or their key sentences), I re-posted on Twitter/X.

Here are two of the removed blog posts that were reincarnated as YouTube experiments (and that will also become part of respective chapters in my current book project):

The first two videos were edited with CapCut.

This was my first edit with DaVinci Resolve Studio.