Re-Evaluation of Expectations and Twitter

So I’m turning 30 at the end of the month. Which demands at least a little ‘life re-evaluation’. There are a lot of things I wanted to accomplish by this point in my life that I haven’t (having something published… being done having children… we haven’t even STARTED on that last one), but there have still been a lot of milestones met (we have a house, and that mortgage is our ONLY debt, we’re living on one income and still having a little leftover each month).

Most of all, though, I’m looking at the things in my life that make me feel angry, or helpless, or that are just wasting my time. Some of them are things I can’t do anything about – I’m just going to have to roll with the punches. Others are things I can change. It’s just making up my mind to do so.

One of the things I’ve kept wavering on is Twitter. I was never really interested in Twitter, I only joined it because it was ‘what a writer should do for networking’, essentially, but I just… don’t like it. I can’t connect with people that way – when I do interact with people, it’s the same handful of people over and over. And I can communicate with those same people elsewhere – on blogs, on Facebook, through email, etc.

So, all of that to say… I think I’m finally going to take the plunge and delete my Twitter account.

I thought, for a while, that I might just keep it around to be able to participate in Twitter pitch events, but at this point, I’m not going to have anything ready to pitch again for probably another year. And I don’t want to keep hanging on to a stagnant social media account just for that.

So… I guess, for all my Twitter followers, this is your notice. If you need another way to get hold of me besides that, you can find me on Facebook, tsu, here on the blog, you can email me (rebekah dot loper at gmail), or you can also find me on Instagram (which I have been on for about a month now and am enjoying far more than I ever enjoyed Twitter).

And now, I am going back on my self-imposed sorta-hiatus. Hope you’re all doing well!

Recent Comments

  • jazzfeathers
    May 6, 2015 - 11:17 pm · Reply

    Well, every one of us has his/her preference, right? I like Twitter and I hate FB (I don’t even have an account), but then, as you said, there are so many social medias that one will find the way to connect if one really wants.
    I’m connecting to you through this blog, mostly, and I’ll keep doing it 🙂

  • Anna Tan
    May 7, 2015 - 8:58 am · Reply

    Oh well. If you’re not really using Twitter, then there’s no harm just deleting it. 🙂
    I’ve also been thinking of streamlining my social media accounts. Just haven’t gotten round to it yet.

  • Maria Zannini
    May 8, 2015 - 2:09 pm · Reply

    I really like what you said about reevaluating the stuff that makes you mad or wastes your time. When we can change something that bugs us, we should.

    I use Twitter strictly to feed my blog posts and occasionally to tweet something I read elsewhere.

    I’m through jumping hoops every time an “expert” says I should.

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About Rebekah

Rebekah Loper writes character-driven epic fantasy featuring resilient women in trying and impossible circumstances who just want to save themselves but usually end up saving the world, often while falling in love.
She lives in Tulsa, OK with her husband, dog, two formerly feral cats, a small flock of feathered dragons (...chickens. They're chickens), and an extensive tea collection. When she's not writing, she battles the Oklahoma elements in an effort to create a productive, permaculture urban homestead.