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Why I Said Goodbye To Twitter

1. I read this.

2. I noticed my laptop was open. A LOT.

3. My whoorl posts were decreasing.

4. My ParentDish posts were decreasing.

5. I wasn’t reading any blogs.

6. Yet, I was spending twice as much time on the internet.

Doing what, you ask?

Twittering. Lots of twittering. I honestly had no idea how much cumulative time I was spending reading and writing on Twitter. So, I quit. Cold turkey.

(I really miss it.)

However, the instant decrease of LOP (Laptop Open Position) has been incredible. Thus, I am happy. The End.

(Although, my old Twitter pals! How are you? Have you had a good week? Any interesting tidbits? GOOD GOD, THE THINGS I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT I CAN’T WRITE HERE! THE EXCITEMENT!)

*shutting laptop*

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  • andrea

    April 15, 2008 at 9:53 am

    I have had to radically decrease my internet usage over the past few weeks. Twitter was fun while it lasted, but I just can’t keep up!

  • Heather B.

    April 15, 2008 at 9:57 am

    On Wednesday, Metalia and I were having lunch where she told me all I had missed on Twitter from not being on it for like three days. Including someone twittering that she was on the phone with me while I was allegedly inebriated. Which I was actually sorry I missed. Anyway, one misses a lot when not on twitter. Which is kind of frightening. I was away from it for five days and really, I survived and kind of forgot about it unless I had something really interesting to say via text.

    So you haven’t missed much. I’m still inebriated at times and the other night I twittered that I can tie a cherry stem into a knot and so now my coworkers want to make out with me. So yeah, same old shit.

  • sizzle

    April 15, 2008 at 10:03 am

    I’ve been thinking about this a lot (not you quitting twitter but how much time I spend on line) and it’s not pretty. Something has to change. Soon! Now! Aack!

    P.S. Good for you.

  • Jen

    April 15, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Thanks for sharing that link. I am an addict on some levels, too, and your quitting Twitter made me realize it, in some odd way. I need to evaluate my relationship with the internet, that’s for sure.

  • lisa

    April 15, 2008 at 10:21 am

    I read that blog TOO and decided to try the CRAWLER I’m not sure about it yet I just installed it but I am hoping it will help I was not a TWITTER’R but I use my computer WAY way to much!

  • jonniker

    April 15, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Yeah, that is honestly why I have no desire to Twitter. It SCREAMS “TIME SUCK” and yet, for what? So I can be caught up on tiny bits of people’s lives? I’d rather spend time with real people and/or read good writing by the people I’m reading snippets about.

  • Brad

    April 15, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Interesting. I’m sure it hurts my productivity, but my brain just can’t think in webmaster shit all day long without a break. I think maybe a timer for my breaks would be a good thing.

  • gorillabuns

    April 15, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Nothing new here. Just wore my pants inside out yesterday and wondering if I’m going to have to stab Celia with an EpiPen any minute.

    Same ‘ol, same ‘ol.

  • Angella

    April 15, 2008 at 11:04 am

    You are missed. Truly. Though I have only been on once or twice a day, at best. SO maybe I’ve missed a lot too. I have not a clue.

    Life comes before Twitter, yo.

  • ashley

    April 15, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Oh shit. I am so addicted.

    I need to put as much effort into my Life as into my Internet Life.

    My husband constantly calls the computer my lover.

    I should have recognized the signs.

    :-P

  • Assertagirl

    April 15, 2008 at 11:18 am

    That Schnozzfest post is really having an effect on people…I keep thinking about it whenever I’ve felt like I haven’t accomplished much…

  • amy

    April 15, 2008 at 11:21 am

    oh gosh, i read that schnozzfest post. i have issues too. i might seek assistance.

  • Emily

    April 15, 2008 at 11:29 am

    I read Schnozz’s post a few days ago and it TOTALLY stuck with me. I guess the way I deal with my blog, other blogs, and Twitter is that I blog and twitter once a day. (If I’m in my office hours, I sometimes twitter more than that because there’s honestly nothing else to do.) I read other blogs once in the morning, before work, and once in the afternoon/evening. It’s not perfect, but it works for me.

  • Hilly

    April 15, 2008 at 11:41 am

    I use it mostly at work and it helps me keep in the mix. I also have it on at home when I am doing other mindless things like watching tv. I am obsessed but not to the point that I need a 12 Step program…yet ;).

  • Isabel

    April 15, 2008 at 11:52 am

    And this is why I have yet to even look into what the hell Twitter even is.

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