We all procrastinate. Website, magazine, knitting project, TV show, something else — what’s your favorite procrastination destination?
Yesterday I took another step away from my fangirl Twitter account. I’ve been slowly distancing myself the last few weeks, ever since someone told me that maybe I should think twice about which journalists to read if I wanted to maintain certain fandom friendships. You know – drama.
Anyway, it was alarming to see how often I checked my TL (timeline to you, folks not well-versed in Twitter). It was the first place I visited when I turned on my laptop, my iPad, and even my phone. And it was the last thing I’d check before I went to bed.
I mean, there was still writing – but even Twitter was keeping me away from writing. What’s the use of hashtags when you’re not really doing what the hashtag purports you to be doing? #amwriting when it’s really #amdoingeverythingBUTwriting
Unless I was using Twitter as a social media platform to convey a message, a service, or a product, there was no longer any reason rational enough for me to justify my addiction because a) I hadn’t finished my book to begin with and b) the fandom aspect was over and done with. It also wasn’t fun anymore. So why still do it?
While quitting Twitter hasn’t exactly been that easy – as in, no dying need to see what everyone is up to all the time – it did get me to focus on a secret project I needed to finish for a friend. And even go to the beach two days in a row and get bad sunburn.
Who knows? If this is 100% successful, who’s to say that maybe the next step will be for me to quit…Tumblr!