Cleaning Up Social Media and Taking a Hive First Approach To Social Media
After several months I'm finally starting to take a HIVE first approach to social media. Old habits are hard to change. It took forever to break those habits. Some days, even after making a conscious effort, I catch myself unconsciously returning to my old ways.
I used to wake up and check my social media as soon as I woke. It was almost always Twitter first, then the price of bitcoin and a few shitcoin charts, then over to HIVE to see what's happening here.
Now I try to wake up, avoid social media on Twitter till after my morning workout. I generally check my Hive comments while I have my morning coffee then workout, then check Twitter.
I've also been making a conscious effort to spend less time on traditional social media like Twitter. Honestly, social media used to put me in a good mood, that's not the case anymore. More times than not, five minutes into my social media feed on Twitter I'm pissed off, triggered, disgusted, and grumpy! Why would I put myself through this everyday? WHY WOULD I CHOOSE TO START MY DAY WITH SOMETHING THAT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE THAT?
In all fairness I stopped commenting on anything political or covid related. I stopped liking anything political or covid related. I also click on the "I'm not interested in this Tweet" tab on anything political or covid related that comes across my feed. Surprisingly my feed has returned to mostly crypto posts! Thank God. I was getting to the point where I was ready to 86 the whole account!
Nothing against GirlGoneCrypto, I just used her Tweet as an example. I just learned about this option and it's a great way to rid your stream of politics and covid. Just click the "I'm not interested in this Tweet" tab for any topic you want to disappear from your stream!
I don't know when this happened, but suddenly everyone posts political content, constantly. I've had enough! My feed is sooo much better without all the political commentary and propaganda. Not to mention the improvement in my attitude and mental health. I'm not doing that to myself anymore!
The funny thing is, this is what made me originally take my HIVE first approach to social media. HIVE still makes me feel good on most days. I love social media filled with fun stories, photography, art, jokes, and GOOD information. That's what Hive provides to me. Or I should say that's what most of the great people in our HIVE ecosystem share with me, and I thank you all for that.... Yes, you reading this! Thank you for being part of my HIVE fam!
On top of all this, HIVE, Splinterlands and LeoFinance, have been really good to me this year! I was always a little iffy about STEEMIT and I've always been really confident in HIVE. I was so happy when we forked! Although I've had full confidence in HIVE from the start I have to say that HIVE and Splinterlands were a really great surprises for this crypto rally of 2021! Words can't describe how thankful and blessed I feel to be a small part of all this. Why would I focus on anything other than HIVE first after all this?
Another thing that solidified my HIVE first attitude was HiveFest. After learning a little more about everything that's happening on our blockchain. Gaming, NFT's, communities, token creation, dex's and so much more! There's a lot happening on this blockchain and with this much development we can only move forward. Onwards and upwards! LFG baby!
I hadn't realized but I've been posting to Twitter much less. Someone mentioned the other day on Twitter that I've been quiet lately and I was happy to tell them that I'm focusing mainly on HIVE these days. Their reply was "I need to get on there also." Not sure if they made the move, but seed planted and I felt pretty good about that.
I've made a few friends on Twitter but nothing like the relationships I've formed with people here on HIVE. Hive has never made me feel icky, mad or disgusted after going through my feed. With the exception of a few referral links I've posted, I've never made any money off Twitter. Hive has been REALLY good to me. Why wouldn't I focus on the social media account that has been sooooo good to me and even helped improve my life?
I'm so looking forward to entering 2022 with my HIVE family. We all grow together is a common phrase people use and couldn't be truer when talking about the HIVE community. We truly grow together here!
This is post 14 of 30 in this months #HiveBloPoMo