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.