If my future self were to say to me, “Renard, you would get rid of Facebook and Twitter in 2018,” I would have had doubts.
Facebook was the first to go and then I got rid of Twitter by deactivating it (I cannot wait for the thirty days to be over, because it would be deleted after that time-period).
Any social media network that thinks that it can humiliate me and get away with it will be deleted!
My Former Twitter Followers Are Probably Confused
Now, if I was following someone religiously on Twitter and then all of a sudden they disappeared, I would be confused too.
Approximately one hour after I published, I Have Been Shadow Banned By Twitter Again!, I deactivated my Twitter account.
Twitter was one of those social media networks that I was most most loyal to.
At one point in time, Twitter was my favourite social media network; it was the place were my blog (the one that was on Blogger) received a very high percentage of incoming traffic.
I also interacted with a lot of people on Twitter (Oh, I would miss them, because they are lovely people).
I never believed that I would be shadow banned for a fourth time by Twitter.
And, I never believed that I would have gotten rid of my Twitter account.
I Also Deleted My Triberr Account
For the record, I have never had any issues with Triberr; their service was great.
My Triberr account was interconnected with my Twitter account and since I made up my mind to get rid of Twitter, it would have made no sense at all keeping my Triberr account.
On Triberr, its members can share the links to each other’s blog posts via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
I got rid of my Facebook and Twitter accounts and I do not have a LinkedIn account (In spite of the impressive service that I received from Triberr, I had no choice but to delete my my Triberr account).
Also, I will not keep a service that I do not intend on using.
Triberr, I will miss you dearly!
I Removed The Buffer Extension From My Google Chrome Web Browser
Buffer is superb; it is a social media management platform.
People with Buffer accounts can schedule posts on the following social media networks:
- Google Plus
I do not schedule post on Pinterest; I prefer to do them the old-fashioned way.
I no longer have a Facebook account to schedule any posts on.
I got rid of Twitter; therefore there is no need for me to schedule Tweets.
I do not have any accounts on LinkedIn and Instagram either.
And, I have no intentions of scheduling any of my Google Plus posts via Buffer.
However, I rate Buffer highly.
I Will Continue To Use Some Social Media Services
Do not worry, my friend. I am not boycotting social media entirely.
I will continue to use the following social media networks:
- Google Plus
I will never go back to using Facebook and Twitter (Despite the fact that they are very popular).
Social media is supposed to work for you and not against you.
I Was Most Eager To Remove A Follower
Most of you probably know by now, that you can remove a follower via your WordPress Dashboard (When you click on “Followers” you will see those people who are following you and a trashcan icon to the right-hand side; simply click the trashcan icon to rid yourself of the unwanted follower).
There was some guy from India with a business-related website who was in the habit of leaving generic comments in the comments section of my blog.
Spammers are masters of leaving generic comments in the comments sections on the blogs of various people.
Do not tell me, “Nice post!” or anything similar without telling me what you liked about it.
For the record, there are people from all over the world with business-related websites that leave comments in the comments section of my blog; I have no problem with that because those comments were insightful comments — the type of comments that proved that they had read the content that was posted.
I deleted comments from the so-called generic commenter two days in a row; they did not bother to comment on the third day (They were most likely aware that I was on to what they were doing).
When I went searching for them within my list of followers, I noticed that they were no longer there.
The person unfollowed me before I had the chance to remove them from my list of followers (It was a pleasant surprise).
That was the first time in my life that I was most eager to remove a follower from my list of followers.
So far, I have not thrown anyone out of my list of followers.
The ‘Reblog’ Button Is Back!
When I created Renard’s World, I removed the ‘Reblog’ button from my list of share buttons because I did not want anyone reblogging my work (You can read all about it in my article, 8 Things You Should Know About Me).
Another reason for having the ‘Reblog’ button removed was to avoid the temptation of reblogging my own work (I have noticed that some bloggers like to take the easy way out by reblogging their own work; especially when they are not in the mood to publish new content).
Due to popular demand (yes, some people have asked about reblogging my content), I have decided to put the ‘Reblog’ button back; it will be a permanent fixture among the other share buttons.
My friend, The Britchy One, wanted to reblog my blog post and I told them, “I would sleep on the decision of adding a ‘Reblog’ button.”
So, the ‘Reblog’ button is back!
Anyone is free to reblog any blog post that they like on Renard’s World.
So, those are some of the major changes that I made.
Did you make any major changes to your social media accounts?
Did you make any major changes to you blog?
If your answer is, “Yes,” I would love to read all about it via the comments section of my blog.
And, thank you so kindly for reading this blog post!