Swapping social media for creativity

I’ve noticed in the past (and rewriting this post as a reminder) that if I want to create more I need to swap my Twitter habit with a creation one. I’m finding that in downtime that I’m scrolling my feeds in Twitter or Reddit instead of doing something to benefit my mental health like playingContinue reading “Swapping social media for creativity”

Switching to the official Twitter app let me use Twitter less

I’ve been giving the official Twitter app a go based on the fact I can’t see likes etc via Tweetbot. I stay away from the whole trends etc and just use the timeline and notifications panes. But a side effect that I wasn’t expecting was that by keeping the timeline in “top tweets first” IContinue reading “Switching to the official Twitter app let me use Twitter less”

Taking control of the time you spend on Twitter

I’ve been trying to reduce the amount of time on Twitter and I’ve found the following steps have helped kick my habit of mindlessly loading and scrolling. It’s also a platform that like most social networks brings the worst to the top and as someone trying to be a bit more positive it’s having aContinue reading “Taking control of the time you spend on Twitter”

How I’ve felt with a week off Twitter and YouTube

This started as soon as Disney+ came out, see we don’t have it in the UK. I jokingly thought that with my love of Star Wars and the fact I don’t want The Mandalorian spoiled for me I’d see how long I could stay off various platforms. First up I’ll address the worst offender- YouTube.Continue reading “How I’ve felt with a week off Twitter and YouTube”