I found myself checking twitter for the umpteenth time this morning. The stream of stuff coming into my feed is pretty much worthless. There are links that take me off to sites that find me screaming, ten minutes later, “What the heck am I doing looking at this stuff!??”
So, this morning, I wondered why did I ever start with twitter? The answer is simple – I began on twitter to promote my YouTube channel – pure and simple. When I post a new video, YouTube automatically posts to twitter – it used to post to Facebook too, before they became such rivals.
I went to my YouTube analytics to see just how much traffic YouTube brings me. Out of a half million views a month, twitter accounts for 26 linked views. That does not justify the amount of time in my life that twitter takes up. It’s not a messaging app. People can still contact me.
Most of it is bubble and I’m tired of it. So, I’ve removed the apps off my phone and computer and If the world doesn’t come crashing down, I’ll close my twitter account in a couple of weeks, just to show others that it can be done.
It’s great to keep in touch with what everyone else is doing and talking about, but my brain is not capable of handling all those conversations.
Then I thought I should draw a quick picture to illustrate this post and then I thought I might as well film it and then I thought I’d do a video and by the time I’ve finished posting, YouTube will have automatically posted to twitter, but I’ll never know what the tweeps think about it… unless I succumb!