Attention Deficit

I think I’ve figured out why I have hard time updating my blog. You see, putting down thoughts onto the screen, in a comprehensive, structured way requires a lot of effort. It needs you to sit, plan out the flow of ideas, how they mesh into one another and ends up as something that makes sense, easy to read and interesting.

My problem is that I tend to get brain farts. I think of something I think is interesting, or profound, and I tweet it. It’s fast, it doesn’t require me to ponder for a longer period if it makes sense, or if I have evidence supporting my tweet – at least very often at the point of time that I tweet, I know I have the supporting and I think it makes sense. And once I send it out, it’s gone, and I don’t have to think about it anymore. I may or may not get responses to those tweets, but I’m at that point in my life where I don’t really care anymore about engaging with replies, unless you’re someone I know, else, it’s all just a waste of time.

The thing with tweeting also is that the feedback is almost instant. You get responses, retweets, shares and likes as soon as you send it out, bonus if your tweetfamous contacts share your stuff. And I’d like to think of myself as somewhat aware of how social media platforms are designed to be a blackhole for your time, but, I get sucked in anyway – and Twitter is my kryptonite.

It’s an issue because even though I tend to not respond to interactions, I enjoy looking at the notifications anyway, or see if I even have notifications, so my phone is always in my hands, or if I don’t have my phone with me, I’ll open up Tweetdeck and scroll through the timeline. I tell myself that I do that to keep up with the financial and current news. But that’s hogwash, all news is bad news, and financial news is delayed anyway, so any trading plans I have are often not reliant on them.

I stay on Twitter because, well, I dunno actually. I guess I like keeping up with Twitterjaya affair, with who did what, and whatever issue of the day that is blowing up. I think it’s time to admit that I have an (unhealthy) obsession with and I have to start weaning myself off. I can then try and fill that hole with maybe finishing up some of my courses on Udemy, or a couple more books that I have on my shelf – I’m currently almost done with “No Is Not Enough” by Naomi Klein, and I think I might want to write a couple of lines about the book (which I highly recommend you read).

The first thing that I might do, is probably to uninstall Twitter on my phone, and only keep my Tweetdeck tab open ha3.

Til next time

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