It’s been about four months since I deleted my Facebook account. The driving-force was really my desire to spend more time creating content vs. consuming it, and so far it’s helped tremendously.

As I seek other places where I can optimize, Twitter is the next one I am considering. This one is a bit harder for me than Facebook, which is a platform I’m not too keen about. Twitter in a lot of ways changed my life. I’ve been on it for ten years and made so many great friends, professional connections, and yes, even met significant others from it. In fact, all of my best friends in Lower Pacific Heights in San Francisco are friends I met on Twitter. I owe the platform a lot for that.

However, times have changed. Twitter is no longer the spinoff of a side project at Odeo that had heaps of third party apps. It’s a publicly traded company that is continuing to push generating revenue. Most importantly, there are a lot of issues with online harassment. I know that there are a lot of smart people working really hard to make Twitter better every day, and I love them for that. However, I’ve come to this conclusion.

I need a break from Twitter.

I’m not ready to completely delete it as I need more time to reflect, but have logged out of all accounts. For now, I’m going to focus more on indie blogging. For the service I’m using micro.blog to aggregate content from my WordPress blog. If you haven’t used it, give it a try. Manton Reece is a wonderful human being and taking on an ambitious initiative.

I use my micro blog similar to how I used to use Tumblr (which I’ve now deleted since the Oath acquisition); publishing raw thoughts, photos, and other randomness.

Please join me on my indie blog as I’d love to continue the conversation over there for now.

Micro.davidhoang.com