I feel like I’ve spent more than I can afford on negotiating my relationship with social media. Twitter has become a burden, even though I rarely post there. It feels like carrying around library books I’ve borrowed but have no real intention of reading, just because having them makes me feel virtuous.
On the other hand, a small-footprint writer like myself has to maintain as much online presence as possible, and Twitter links to my blog. Plus, I can’t be arsed to take the Twitter widget off my website.
So I’m not leaving Twitter as such. I’m just unfollowing everybody. Even if I love you to bits. It’s my way of dealing.
I’ll try this for a while and see how it feels. I am on Facebook for my friends and family. I don’t want to use FB as a professional space–I may cut that down, too. I can be reached by e-mail via my website. My writing is out there. That’s about as interactive as I need to be.