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I'm (quiet) quitting Twitter

kind of

Well, maybe quitting was too strong of a word. Let's say that I am going on hiatus for a bit.

I was about ready to take to Twitter to announce that I would be taking some time off of said Twitter, but doesn't that contradict itself? Additionally, would anyone really notice? Probably not.

Instead, I decided to write about it in a blog post. The information is here, but I am not broadcasting it or chasing likes and validation. This is where the quiet part comes in. It's not the whole quiet quitting job movement, I just really liked the term.


There are a handful of things happening here for me personally:

  1. Crypto Twitter has been fine in a vacuum, and given the people I usually interact with, but I need a break from the toxicity of Twitter writ large

  2. I want to experiment with more Web3-centric protocols like lens

  3. I am not a fan of the current incentives of the system

  4. I want to own my data, content and social graph

Also, when you get right down to it, I feel burnt out by it all. Twitter is just zapping so much energy from me, and I don't even use it that much. I literally feel sick if I am on it too long. I think that is the big thing and one of the problems I have with current social media overall.

Don't get me wrong, there are positive experiences to be had for sure, but for me, the pros don't outweigh the cons.

Because of this, I am going to be transferring some of that time to

Screen grab. Embeds are currently doing me dirty.

So let's do some Q&A that I just made up with myself because I know what some of you are going to say. Fun!

You are just swapping one problem for another.

Yes and no, but I see it mainly as a no.

Why not just quit altogether?

I have thought about that, and it still might be in the cards

Of course, it is very similar to Twitter, but really the differences of it are what is compelling to me; the personalities on it, the values, and the newness (and smallness) of it all.

There is also friction (currently) with how logging in works with a Web3 wallet. I have to be at my home computer in a specific browser to access lenster. That makes me think is this post worth it every time I have the slightest itch to put something up.

There will be more intention here and that is what it is all about for me. Intentionality. I have some back-of-napkin rules for how I will be using lenster moving forward, but I will save those for a future post.

Will I still be on Twitter?

Well, as I said the title, kind of. There is still some value for me to be had there, but it will be laser-focused. It will manifest as the occasional newsletter drop announcement.

Aren't you being a hypocrite, then?

I could see why you would think that, but no. Think of it as a restructuring my online interactions.

I love Twitter. It is the best thing that ever happened to me. Leave me alone!

Glad to hear it! I'm not telling you what to do. I am telling you what I am doing. This will be an ongoing theme of this blog. More to come!

What about your professional life?

Well, I still have to occasionally post from a work account, but think of it like a bank robbery or a fast food joint, in and out.

How will you know what's going on?

People spend all day on Twitter and still have no idea what's happening. I'll be fine. You will be fine, too.

How many dogs do you have?


What's the 10,000-foot view?

I want to interact online with places that respect my eyeballs and reclaim lost time.

Are these Web3 protocols doing just that?

I intend to find out, but if not...

You said 'transferring some of that time' above. What are you going to be doing with the rest of it?

Living my life 😊


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