I took a twitter hiatus shortly after the start of the year. Part of my absence was driven by a change in jobs; restrictive IT policies, an outdated “smart”phone, and an overall need to focus on the task at hand. The break was needed. I spent my time acquiring new skills, doing some personal reflection, and enjoying watching the twins grow.
I had a couple false starts trying to get back to posting regularly. So I had to figure out what was so difficult about getting things going again. I first blamed the access challenges I had. It didn’t take long to realize that was just an excuse. Even still, I simply couldn’t force myself to start posting.
Finally it hit me. I follow close to 900 people. I used to be able to keep track of everyone through lists and tools like tweetdeck. Like any organic environment, without constant grooming, things can get out of control… quickly. Unfollowing everyone and starting over is not an option. Instead, I started a short list which I will continue to grow as I reengage.
Feel free to follow my comeback. Don’t be offended if you aren’t on the list. Instead, @reply me and I can add you to the list. Thanks for your support and I look forward to reconnecting.