Goodbye, and Thank You

I guess here it is. I'm going cold turkey. I've been ruminating over this for a while now. It's almost embarrassing how muc...

I guess here it is. I'm going cold turkey.

I've been ruminating over this for a while now. It's almost embarrassing how much I've thought about it, which, I suppose, is a testament to what I need to do. That is, to stop using Twitter and to stop public blogging.

I won't be deleting the accounts, merely setting them to private (and cleaning up my follower and following list) -to archive them in a state of a long, but possibly temporary sleep, pulling them away from public consumption, and my need to satisfy said consumption. The amount of media we are constantly bombarded by is both amazing, and staggeringly terrifying. I am overwhelmed, and it is not in my character to merely filter out what I do not need, because my want to know overpowers my need to focus.

I love the space I have on Twitter. It's my newspaper. It's where I get to talk to new people. It's a space to share smaller details of my life. At the same time, it's an extreme time-waster, and recently, it's been more aggravating than anything else. There is this strange icing of vapidity, an argumentum ad populum, a collective behaviour of non-critical thinking enveloping a cake made of things I know are worth more than the icing portrays. The repetitiveness and saturation of media, and opinion, and personality exhaust me. I've caught myself in a routine of shutting my brain off, and allowing myself to sit within the saturation, and I am ashamed because the space I began is no longer that space I have now, and that is all entirely my fault. I got sucked in by an A8 filter on a selfie with three comments asking about my lip colour, and forty expressions of passive appreciation. I let myself think that I was working towards a goal, when the goal was already lost the moment I thought curating my Internet life was how I wanted to live it. I've taken a step back to think about it. This is not who I want to be, and that is okay. This is who other people want to be, and that is okay, too.

My goal is to still have a space to share, to give back a creative output to a community that is constantly inspiring me, and engaging in conversation, but in a less public, more concentrated way -to be private, but available.

I will still be "blogging" but in a different way. If you would like to keep updated with my thoughts, writing, art, and other things I might be interested in, please subscribe to my TinyLetter.

If you would like to keep in touch (and I mean, really keep in touch, send me selfies, tell me about what kind of day you're having. Tell me about your plans. Tell me about your outfit. Tell me about your crush. Tell me about all the things you would post on Twitter, but targeted to me because I will for sure be interested), I have:
Telegram @thisisnichie
Instagram @mooseandpup , @thisisnichiedaily and @cestnichie for pretty pictures.
Facebook Messenger

I want to learn things outside this box I've put myself in. I want to take care of myself, and I want to share my growth with people who care. So, goodbye, and thank you. Let's have conversations elsewhere.

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  1. So sad to be seeing you go, but I understand. Looking forward to hearing from you via TinyLetter! My friends and I were talking about Twitter the other day (as I barely use Facebook bec I call it toxic), and before Twitter was just a place to tell things how they are. "Just woke up, ganon." HAHA But now everything you say can come off as offensive and I've been more wary than ever to share things despite meaning well.

    xo, Lou | Caffeine Rush

  2. I've been wondering why I haven't been seeing you on my twitter feed. I'm sad to see you go but I subscribed on your TinyLetter ate! ♡

    CA ♡

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