Bye-Bye Twitter

I’ve ruminated about the downfall of Twitter for days. Ever since Elon Musk took over, I realize the platform’s days are numbered. Musk intends on destroying the site and remaking it into something else.

I’ve decided to delete my Twitter account. I’ve had an on-again, off-again relationship with social media since I started blogging in 2014. All of this politics is a turnoff. Musk and his leadership practices (or lack of) leave me cold. I can’t see anything positive about Twitter’s future. It’s time for me to go…

Musk’s tweet below really made me decide. He doesn’t want to make this a welcome site for all. He wants to sow distrust and distraction.

There are plenty of places to find me—on the blogs is always a good start. LOL!

I’ve created an Instagram account: @wordcraftpoetry. I’ll be sharing poetry challenge links and poetry, photos, book reviews, my book promotions, and more.

I also have a Facebook Page for my author account and the Unicorn Cats Publishing Services: Colleen M. Chesebro, Poet & Author. My posts from Word Craft Poetry, and my author blog go to that page.

I’m also on LinkedIn here: Colleen M. Chesebro, Unicorn Cats Publishing Services. My posts automatically go there from both blogs.

As you can see, I’m easy to find. Less social media gives me more time to spend with my husband. I have more time for my business, and more time for writing. It’s all worth it to me.

I will remove the Twitter Share button and timelines from my blogs. 🦃 Happy Thanksgiving week ahead!

38 thoughts on “Bye-Bye Twitter”

    1. There’s plenty of places to do that. I was done with the chaos and negativity. I’d been there since 2011. But no one has time to read what’s shared there anyway. If I’m going to read posts, I’ll do it on WP where I can comment. 💜

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      1. I’m thinking I’ll put the time I have been putting into Twitter into Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. And I much prefer WP to read posts and engage with other people.

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        1. I like LinkedIn too. Our posts go there automatically, same as our FB pages. I have Instagram on my computer and can copy and paste my challenges and poetry. The idea is to make connections and get them to your blog… not to stay on social media all the time. At least that is my feelings on the matter. We must make our time work for us. ❤️

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          1. I had no idea until recently that there are so many writers on LinkedIn. I’d only used it for higher ed administration. When I changed my profile to writer, other writers started following me.

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          2. I did a little work today on trying to make Facebook less cluttered and easier to navigate. I’ve also submitted a request to Twitter for an archive file of my content. I’m getting there . . .

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  1. Like Liz, I only use the thing to share my blog and others’, so I am definitely not a good participant. It would give me pause, though to keep seeing crap like that above. So tiresome.

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      1. It does! Even on FB, all the negative things, I delete from my page. I won’t have it on my stuff. I know so many writers use the platform (Twitter) for their books but other than that? I’ve never had nor followed a conversation. It makes me dizzy!

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  2. I’ve started a Mastodon account: and I am going back to LinkedIn where years ago I met several people I still communicate with, and Instagram for my photos and poems. I enjoy reading other writers’ blogs and will continue to do that.

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  3. There’s so much poetry on Twitter. I will miss that, if it goes. I seldom see the crazy stuff there. I have a mastodon account now, but I haven’t done anything with it yet. I have a Linked In account, but I haven’t been on it in years. We’ll see. 🙂

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    1. I think it will implode. But today, Musk let trump back on Twitter. So, my timing was spot on. I feel liberated leaving the site. Now, I have more time to do the things I love… writing poetry, reading, etc.

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  4. I’ve been considering the same, Colleen. I just dislike its politics and Musk’s disregard for everything kind and honorable. I’m going to abandon the platform today. Thanks for the nudge in that direction. 🙂

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