Once every few weeks, I randomly type in ‘tw’ into my address bar and hit return. Takes me to Twitter.com. I don’t know why I do this, because as far as intentional usage goes, it’s been months I’ve been on there.
I really do like it better on the fediverse. Feels more like a social place. It protects my mental health too because a ton of people use content warnings to give me the option to engage with things on my own terms that otherwise put together wreck my mental health quite quickly on any other platform.
When I do end up on Twitter.com, I see posts from friends and realise how much I miss seeing more of them around. I hit a like or two and leave. I know by now how quickly this can spiral into scrolling and doomful news and horrible interactions.
If you’re reading this, I’m waiting for you on the fediverse.