mini-post: 13 things to do instead of tweeting (14/52)
I mean, the list is infinite, but here are 13 that came to mind.
Here are 13 things you can do with your time instead of reading and writing tweets, in case you’re disturbed by certain, um, sales agreements in the news.
Download a photo from a free stock photo site like Pexels and do something stupid to it in Canva. (See, I just did that one. Photo from Tina Nord on Pexels.)
Stare into space.
Alternately, stare out a window. I hope you have a better view than a brick wall (our front window) or a trash-strewn alley and a wooden fence (our back window), but even if you don’t, are these things worse than the trash fire of negativity that is Twitter? Think about that while you stare.
Bake some cookies.
Eat those cookies.
Make a cup of tea. Realize you should have had the tea with the cookies and mourn a lost opportunity.
Think about what happened to Tumblr after its big sale, then laugh and/or cry. Go wild, do both!
Spend some time on Instagram instead of Twitter, so you can make a different billionaire wealthier. (Ignore Facebook proper, though. No one needs that.)
Read a book. I know books are way longer than tweets (most of them), but the time investment is probably about the same. You’ll never have to worry about getting ratioed by a librarian, though.
Write a book. (Or, if you’re like me, re-write a terrible first draft.)
Go outside. Do you remember what trees are like? They’re tall, and they have bark and leaves. They’re mostly friendly. People joke about hugging them, but you actually can. You might feel sad you can’t tweet about how somebody talked you into literally hugging a tree, but that will pass.
Anything else. You can literally do anything else you’d like. Twitter is mostly useless. You won’t miss it at all after a while.
I’ve gone silent on my mostly-inactive account, but I’ll be deleting it at the end of the month. You know where to find me if you know me (obviously, as you’re reading this somewhere other than Twitter). I’m out!
(Note: I’m calling these shorter newsletters “mini-posts.” These will lack an update section and have minimal editing, I hope they live up [down?] to their name.)