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*

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.


  11. 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…

  12. amy

    April 15, 2008 at 11:21 am

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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 ;).

  15. 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.