— Ari Herzog (@ariherzog) October 18, 2013
That was my last tweet.
People keep following me at @ariherzog for reasons unknown to me. Maybe because their friends follow me? Because they saw an old link recommending me? Maybe because they hope I will tweet again?
As I blogged about my tweeting departure, the social networking site lost usefulness for me.
Broadcasting what I’m doing or thinking isn’t inspiring to anyone to reply or retweet; and if there isn’t engagement then I might as well write in a personal diary. I thrive on the interaction but because the site is so noisy with people following hundreds or thousands of people, my single tweet will never be seen. If it’s not seen, I question the relevance of sharing it in the first place.
Maybe I will return to tweeting. Maybe a new job will require it and that’s fine. But to tweet for the sake of tweeting? No thanks. I’ve been there and I’ve done that and I’ve no desire to continue.
P.S. Here is a 6-step guide to quit Twitter.