Micro.blog

Gaby
Gaby

I should spend more time reading (like my rss, a book or graphic novel) instead of doom scrolling twitter and feel angered at the world.

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odd
odd

@Gaby We all should. (My psychiatrist once said that our language is very important, and that instead of “should” I ought to say “will”, to make it official).

Gaby
Gaby

@odd perhaps that’s my problem, the fear of making it official 🙁

odd
odd

@Gaby Mine as well, I think! I’m sure feelings have a lot to do with it.

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vincent
vincent

@Gaby I went down an internet rabbit hole this morning… not good 😞

pimoore
pimoore

@Gaby Even though I’ve sometimes had to push myself to read rather than surfing aimlessly, the difference in how much better I feel is huge. And with newfound interest and focus on RSS (shoutout to @mdrockwell for that) my reading experience is much quieter, and more enjoyable.

mdrockwell
mdrockwell

@Gaby I get a morning email digest from Mailbrew with my Twitter timeline and funnel YouTube and Reddit into RSS. The social apps are filled with recommendations and features designed to keep you “engaged”. But there’s always an actual bottom to my unread emails and RSS feeds.

Throughout the day, the only types of apps I “just check” are email, RSS, and my Micro.blog client. Micro.blog gets a pass because it seems to be filled with genuinely good people that post things that make me happy — at least that’s what I see in my timeline. :)

This setup gives me more time to read my read later items, to write, and work on other projects that actually accomplish something.

Gaby
Gaby

@mdrockwell that seem like a good way to go about it, and I don’t even use the official Twitter app, I use a third party which it doesn’t have half of the stuff that the official Twitter app would. It’s just some of the stuff I do see from people I follow or some of their retweets which is something I have even trying to tackle, disable retweets from specific users and whatnot. But the same people I find interesting to follow, sometimes get too moany 😅

ohBananaJoe
ohBananaJoe

@Gaby you could also scroll through 9GAG. It's a bit more funny than twitter. But I've to say that I like twitter more the last days, especially the people I follow. I.e. Some developers of cool apps.

mdrockwell
mdrockwell

@Gaby Mailbrew doesn’t send retweets in their digests. Which I was unsure of at first, but love now.

Gaby
Gaby

@mdrockwell gotcha!

seanobrien
seanobrien

@odd I’ve heard similar! The saying “don’t should on yourself” is so appropriate. Thoughtfully choosing your “will” is where it’s at.

numericcitizen
numericcitizen

@mdrockwell this reduces noise, IMO.

simonwoods
simonwoods

@Gaby I'm in the midst of this myself. Fixing my general health -- which is going OK but as ever is a constant process -- was a big part of making progress. It's not easy to convince yourself that the time spent in such big spaces is genuinely nowhere near as important as the time spent on alternative choices... but it is important.