This morning I took a long hard look at the posts of the folks I follow on Twitter to see who I enjoy reading (and I mean really enjoy and look forward to) and who I no longer enjoy reading. It came as no surprise to me that by the time I finished I’d muted more than two thirds of the people I follow.
I don’t consider this to be a reflection on them. I chose wisely initially and they’re all good people, but they’re still talking about the same things just like they always have. No, this is all on me. I’ve changed over the last 10 years and I’m no longer interested in hearing about their politics or their religion or their social commentary. The mutings were a much needed adjustment to better align my Twitter feed with my current interests.
So tweet about fishing trips or your family or the books you’re reading or the cars you like or your hobbies and I’ll follow you. Tweet about your photography or computers or cooking or your garden or guitars and I’ll follow you forever. Tweet original content and I’ll do my best to respond in kind.
If You Want Me To Stay – Sly and the Family Stone – Fresh – 1973