I quit Twitter and, as I promised on Saturday, I’m here to tell you all about it.
The one thing is, you’ll have to read about it on Forbes, if that’s OK. When my Forbes editor got wind of my experiment, she thought it’d fit perfectly in the tech and self-improvement section.
Quitting Twitter was extremely difficult for me. I had no idea how much I’d allowed it to become a part of my routine and social life. I was an early adopter, though you wouldn’t know it by my odd handle, @laureninspace. Though @laurenorsini was available, I was still in that mindset that you needed a quirky moniker for Internet sites, never guessing that Twitter would get as big as it did.
In the seven years I’ve been using it, it has become not only my news gathering and networking tool, but a performance platform where I try to entertain and make jokes and otherwise validate my existence. Somewhere along the way, I forgot how to eat a meal without taking a picture of it first. That’s what this week away was about—re-discovering the state of my analog life.
Would you dare to quit Twitter, even for a day or two?