Trying Twitter Again
I suspect most people engaged on the platform these days have either A) developed a love-hate relationship with it B) have carefully curated their streams or C) are somewhat masochistic.
It’s been over half a year since I’ve engaged with twitter. I needed a break as my feed had devolved into a cesspool of negative energy.Dialogue around entrepreneurship and company building amongst the people I followed had mostly given way to railing against the other side, whichever side you happened to be on. It seemed like overnight, people (myself included) were just screaming into the void. I grew tired of seeing the same political news stories retweeted dozens of times as I watched an overwhelming feeling of helplessness envelop even the most even keeled people I engaged with.
I gravitated towards Instagram as my primary online social network. The community I’m a part of there are people devoted to inspiring others to discover, enjoy and protect our wild places, something that resonates deeply with me. People like Paul Nicklen, Renan Ozturk, Jimmy Chin, my friend Chris Burkard and many others who have dedicated their lives to this noble pursuit.
After a long break, I’ve decided to give Twitter another try in the hope of creating a more gratifying experience. To begin, I unfollowed everyone in my stream and started anew with a small group of people that I find are mostly creating and sharing original content that creates positive energy around entrepreneurship globally and I’ll judiciously add from there. I’m curious to see how this goes.