After exterminating my RSVP account, it seems I am in the mood for online housecleaning.
So I am thinking of doing the same for my Twitter account.
There is a downside to doing so.
There are a number of people and groups who I’m pretty sure only get wind of Consider The Sauce news and posts through Twitter. They include a couple of MPs, community and lobby groups, and people whose reading of CTS and subsequent comments I genuinely value.
But I find it so ephemeral and the conversations, such as they are, confusing. I just can’t get with it.
Facebook, by contrast, I find – despite its flaws and creepiness – enriches me both as a blogger and human being.
There, I have numerous thought-provoking and often hilarious conversations with folks from all over the planet.
And FB messaging has become a valued conduit for running blog posts by interested friends and exchanging views on all sorts of subjects best not addressed in public.
The obvious solution is to post links to CTS posts on Twitter and then forget about it – and that’s mostly what I do.
But I find there is something inherently unsatisfying about not doing Twitter well that makes me want to be done with it entirely.
As well, there are plenty of people who would consider dropping out of Twitter as self-harm for a blogger.
It’s not a big deal – I have friends who will not have a bar of either Facebook OR Twitter!
But I am really interested in knowing how CTS readers use both services, and how they feel about them – both in terms of their interactions with Consider The Sauce and in their lives in general.