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Why I Deleted my Book Twitter

This won’t be much a discussion post. It’s really just me sharing my thoughts and what led me to get rid of my Twitter account. I don’t want to be one of those people who make a big deal about leaving social media. However, with it being such a big aspect of our lives, I was thinking why not talk about it?

Why am I leaving book twitter? 

Simple, my mental health and my time. 

When I say my mental health, I really mean it. There is so much drama going on while on Twitter and sometimes it becomes too much. There so much talk of canceling people and harsh opinions of books that I enjoy. And honestly, there were so many harsh comments about the genre that I love. Seriously, why do so many people talk shit about the romance genre?! I know I should have tougher skin, but why should I when I can just get rid of the thing that brings my mood down?

I spoke of time earlier. Here are the three main things I’m juggling. The job I transferred to a few months ago, trying to fit in reading time, and trying to be present in my relationship. With all of that taking up my time, I was hardly even logging onto Twitter.

Moving forward, I will still be on Instagram and Goodreads. I always gravitate towards those and don’t really see that changing any time soon. I always have a better experience and interactions with other book lovers there.

I know this is short, but I hope I got my reasons across here. If you read all of this, thank you!


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47 thoughts on “Why I Deleted my Book Twitter

  1. DAMN!!! I’m so proud of you. This is the person I was trying to raise. LIVE YOUR TRUTH. Don’t worry about what other say or think. Give and spend your time with people/things that make you happy and bring you joy. No explanation needed. Keep doing you. GOOD JOB.

    Your PROUD mother
    Peggy

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  2. I’m on a Twitter “hiatus” but those don’t usually last long. I genuinely want to delete my account. Only about 5 out of the 1k+ people who follow me actually interact with me… And you’re right. It’s a complete waste of time, especially with all the negativity.

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  3. I’m right there with you! I’m starting to consider it myself. A few weeks ago I saw a bunch of rising booktubers completely shred and put people on blast from the book community on Twitter. It made me really sick especially after I realized one of the people they were putting on blast was one of my friends. It makes me truly wonder if we’re rising into an era of toxic behavior being praised and put on a podium in the book community. It amazes me how people really show their toxic behaviors and personalities through social media. Anyway, I love you and I’m always here for you regardless! 💜

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  4. Sometimes I think social media is the very worst thing that ever happened to our society. I definitely support your decision! I went a month without facebook or twitter once and it was lovely. I’ve been thinking about another hiatus like that, too.

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  5. I absolutely agree. I keep book twitter to keep myself up to date of bookish news but I only set my notifications on for a few people, so I don’t really see a lot of negativity.

    I really hate that people have always looked down on romance, but it’s really hard to change their mentality, so I don’t read think pieces about that.

    I support your decision to just stay off Twitter. That app is just full of negativity. Romance bookstagram is more positive and welcoming and I really love the people that I interact with there regularly. 🙂

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  6. I love twitter but my GOD, the drama has been tiring! & then with the state of the world right now, the past few weeks have been really stress-inducing for me, so I’ve largely ignored it. I think any social media platform has the potential to be incredibly toxic, and I have a huge muted words list to cultivate my space, so I usually only see the aftermath of drama.

    But I respect and understand your decision. There’s no reason for you to stay on a platform that you don’t enjoy. xoxo

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  7. I love twitter but then, I’m a menopausal woman who little patience for drama – I think I live in a Paranormal romance bubble. 😘
    All social media can be toxic as can humans in person. The great thing about social media is that you can delete or scroll down passed whatever you don’t like. Well done for deleting something that you didn’t like, Kayla. You are a lovely person and should surround yourself with positivity. 💜

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  8. I started a twitter account last year sometime and now I rarely check it, it’s was too time consuming… I rather read a book instead of all the drama that was posted. I should probably just delete it.

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  9. I’ve wondered why some put down the romance genre. Were not for romance…sorry to say it, but most people wouldn’t be here.

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  10. I haven’t deleted them yet, but I’ve completely ignored both my book twitter and my librarian twitter. Twitter as a platform is just so easily prone to toxic negativity–it’s very anxiety-inducing, and unfortunately, it’s where a lot of well-known people, including some authors I generally respect, go to run their mouths and say stupid things they usually end up regretting later.

    Jasmine | singprettyreadbooks.com

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