I Did Some Major Changes

I Did Some Major Changes

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!

Huh?
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.

Tribber Logo
Triberr Logo (Photo credit: Triberr)

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!

Buffer Logo
Buffer Logo (Photo credit: Buffer)

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:

  • Pinterest
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram
  • 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.

Social Media
Social Media (Photo credit: Pixabay)

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:

  • Pinterest
  • VKontakte
  • Google Plus
  • Mastodon
  • Gab

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.

Remove

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 โ€” 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.

Reblog
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.

Final Thoughts

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!

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28 Comments

  1. Billy Mac says:

    You are a heluva lot tech savvy than I. I was barely able to create mine never mind make major changes

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for the compliment, Billy!

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  2. I still need to get around create a Pinterest account so I can advertise my blog.

    I hope your changes give you a cleaner outlook and you receive better feedback. It sounds like you know what your doing.

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, my friend.

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  3. I got rid of Facebook a couple of years ago. To be completely honest, I received a message from them telling me that Miracles Happen wasn’t my real name so I was not allowed to use it. I sent them my documents and told them that Miracles Happen is my artistic name together with the various links of websites where I use it. They still haven’t answered. So I think that in an era where you know absolutely everything about everyone thanks to technology and the various spywares, I don’t really understand why they got so picky about a nickname! Anyway, I noticed that after quitting Facebook I have a lot more energy and I feel more creative in my projects. Facebook is a huge waste of time for creative people! I ditched LinkedIn in 2014 when I changed my lifestyle and I only use twitter sporadically – mainly to be in touch with the vegan community! When I publish my articles, they are also linked to Google+, Tumblr and Pinterest. To conclude, I really love You Tube because it gives me the opportunity to present my creativity to the world in a visual form which is the most effective!

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    1. ๐Ÿค”Facebook is an absolute waste of time.

      I am deeply disappointed in Twitter. I never believed that I would deactivate it one day.

      I do not care for LinkedIn.

      And, I happen to love the vegan community on YouTube.

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  4. I recently deleted my Facebook account. It felt great. No regrets.

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ That is good to know.

      I have no regrets of deleting Facebook either.

      Thank you for your valuable input!

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  5. I agree with social media, Iโ€™m not on any of them. I do have Pinterest and my blog here. As for the โ€˜reblogโ€™ button, I havenโ€™t seen it as a thing to worry about, I think as long as people do it the right way. Say giving credit where credit is due, hey! Go ahead! Or am I just saying that because I have my โ€˜Reblog Wednesdayโ€™?! Haha! No, really, I created that as a way to share some great posts that Iโ€™ve read and want to share with my followers. AND if you think about it, itโ€™s a win win for everyone, my followers enjoy the great post and the writer gets new followers. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing that with me, my friend!

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      1. Youโ€™re welcome Renard!

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  6. Regina Foo says:

    I used to shutdown my Facebook profile some time ago due to inactivity on it. I no longer share my thoughts, my nag, my photos, or anything on Facebook anymore. The only reason I reactivated it is to read the posts shared by local newspaper.

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing that with me, Regina.

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  7. readerwitch says:

    When I get tired of FB I just ignore it for some time until I need it for something. As for Twitter, I trailed away from it without even noticing how it happened. I can understand, though, the need to delete an account. It must give some sense of completion, a definite end. Congrats on your new beginning! (They say all ends are new beginnings ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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  8. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, my friend!

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  9. I dig how you are moving toward blogging Renard, away from social. Better to spend most time at our cyber homes ๐Ÿ˜‰ I use social but just to connect 1 to 1 with folks. I focus on friendships over numbers or anything, so whatever happens with algorithms, I am good to go.

    Ryan

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing that with me, Ryan.

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  10. This was Frickin Refreshing in these days of “you can’t be in business without being on Social Media” mindset!
    I feel pressured by the ups in all of my businesses to promote, promote, promote- but then on my own personal spaces, I find nothing more irritating, so how can that possibly be the best way?!? Back to basics, relationships with like minded people, sharing a product that you’re proud of etc. Nice Change Renard

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, my friend!

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  11. Wow Renard. You really did do a lot of changes. I guess I will see you over on Pinterest. I don’t know the other networks so I can’t wait to hear how they work out for you. I still LOVE Twitter and the Buffer. I don’t like Facebook but it’s a necessity so I’m learning to LOVE it too ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck and I do LOVE the look of your blog.
    At the very least this will make for some interesting posts for you going forward. I know I’ll be reading about it!

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for the kind words, Lisa!

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  12. Thatโ€™s a lot of changes and most of those tools are ones Iโ€™m not even aware of! I like being able to share blogs I find helpful because I know if I learn something others do too!

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, my friend!

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  13. Adrian Jock says:

    Hi Renard,

    After I returned from my holiday, I noticed that your blog posts that I previously scheduled were posted as planned but your Twitter handle wasn’t linked to your Twitter profile. So I figured out that you or Twitter deleted your account.

    In order to find out what actually happened, two days ago I posted a comment on one of your blog posts from Triberr. No response from you came from you, but then I discovered in my Triberr stream the link to this blog post.

    Now I understood what the problem was.

    The part of this article where you claim that you deleted your Triberr account is confusing though. Your tribe I was a member of is deleted indeed, but your Triberr account isn’t deleted and your blog posts are imported each and every day (because you’re a member of other tribes). I thought that you may want to know it.

    Enjoy your Sunday!

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    1. ๐Ÿค” Huh? That is strange, because I went through the steps of deleting my Triberr account.

      Adrian, you are indeed correct, my Triberr account is still active. I was under the the impression that the deletion of my tribe would have deleted everything and I did take the extra step by clicking on the ‘Leave Triberr’ button.

      The RSS feed for ‘Renard’s World’ is active (That is why you are still seeing my posts on Triberr).

      So, it looks as though my blog posts can be circulated without an active Twitter account.

      As I have mentioned in this blog post, my beef is with Twitter and not Triberr.

      I also found this message: “Please note – as an existing practice, if your account is inactive for more than 45 days Triberr will stop automatically importing your blog posts. Please log into Triberr at least once every 45 days to continue to import your blog posts.”

      The 45 days are not up and since I signed back in to Triberr, I had to repeat the process of clicking on the ‘Leave Triberr’ again (That means another 45-day countdown).

      Also, it takes 30 days for a Twitter account to be deleted after deactivating one’s Twitter account (My 30 days are not up yet).

      Do have a great Sunday as well!

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      1. Adrian Jock says:

        1) It’s easy to verify the fact that your Triberr account isn’t deleted. Just go to: triberr dot com slash Renard, and you’ll see your profile. It’s not visible only to Triberr users – everyone can see it.

        2) The assumption from the last paragraph of your reply is wrong. There’s no connection between your Twitter account and the import of your blog posts into Triberr. There are Triberr users who don’t even have a Twitter account. The posts aren’t imported from Twitter anyway. The blog posts are imported by Triberr by using your RSS feed.

        3) I guess you should update this article or contact Triberr support.

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  14. Adrian Jock says:

    Ouch! While writing my previous reply you updated your comment and now that reply doesn’t make sense and makes me look like I’m an idiot! Not so nice…

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ That is my fault and not yours (My humble apologies, Adrian).

      No more Triberr for me in spite of it being fantastic.

      And, Twitter sucks!

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