A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about ways I’d leave the social internet. This remains a distinct possibility.
As a radical stopgap measure, I decided to Marie Kondo my newsfeed. In case you are somehow unaware of this 2019 phenomenon…actually, I’ll spare you the mansplaination. As I’ve asked “does it bring me joy?” I’ve found myself unfollowing many people I agree with.
In the process, I’ve unfollowed so many pages and people that I’ve kind of broken my facebook. It’s wonderful! And all of the unfollowing made the algorithm angry, as seen by a slew of seemingly unrelated ads one day (women’s shapewear, men’s hormone supplements, panties, and finally the ability to pay money to take out the profane words from shows; To be clear, I am not needing any of these items).
I used to take pride in having a diversity of brash friends on the social internet, but now it just stresses me out, which has more to do with me than anything else. Really, I’ve just heeded the advice of Melanie and Clare who said, in response to my first post, “Just use it differently.”
We’ll see if I stick around. For now, there’s not much there!
–Day 21 of the 31 Day Writing Challenge sponsored by….twowritingteachers.org —