For the first time in over a decade, I was active in politics again. While I did not do street level work, like putting out signs or talking to voters on election day, I did do a large amount of Tweeting. About 3800 posts to be exact. I was one of those folks Trump finally got around to thanking after the election was over.
Thanks to the antiquated format of Twitter, I grew sick of trying to express myself in 154 characters very quickly. I made up for the asinine restriction by creating a variety of graphics and using things I had found on the Internet. a picture is worth 1000 words so do some quick math. about 3500 of the posts had pictures.
Once Trump was elected, I took a couple days off and deleted my Twitter account. I purged as many of the Tweets as I could with the again restrictive Twitter Delete policies, manually delete as many of the media posts as I could and killed the account.
So, I asked myself, after killing a year on Twitter? What’s next? Facebook? Hell no! A Blog? I haven’t done that in many years, but I still know how to set up WordPress, so why not. Besides, I can make money with a Blog. Maybe. That the way the world feels right now. Maybe. Anything has to be better than the last decades full of Obama and Bush.