It has happened. I’m beyond saving.
I’ve gotten to the point where I’m saving and refining drafts of tweets before I actually post them. No idea how it happened, or where the line was that I crossed, but this is where we’re at now. I’m taking my micro-content just as serious as (if not more seriously than) my macro-content. As someone who’s always been of the position that people take social media too damn seriously, that’s weird to admit.
How this happened… I think I can identify a key factor. People I know actually started following me. My friends from school didn’t use Twitter much, but a lot of the people I met in California do. And they just so happen to be people whose visions, aesthetics and ideas have a fair bit of overlap with mine. This means a higher probability of them liking what I put out, which leads to me wanting to put out more good content.
But then, our shared aesthetic sometimes pushes me towards shitposting, so I don’t know how healthy all of this really is.