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I keep seeing a lot of apologies for not being interesting or funny or positive, and I just wanna say:

You are a person, not a brand. You do not need to be consistently anything but yourself. If you need to take a break, that's OK. We're all people, we'll understand.

@hafnia
I tend to think less that "you do you" and more that "you can renegotiate and be critical of your social protocols" because some people are arseholes and their behaviour is detrimental to cooperation.

@hafnia this is something that I really wish I believed and is good to see every now and then

@Torie
I think it's something that everyone struggles with at different points, honestly. No shame.

@hafnia I needed this reminder tonight. Thanks. I hope the people I boosted it to find it as helpful.

@hafnia that's what i LOVE about this place. i felt so much pressure on twitter to 'tweet' my brand, and to build followers.

social media should complement your life, not take it over or add to your stress.

thank you chemyst for this reminder for us all :D

@tootbrute @hafnia ...wait, that sort of stuff is /actively encouraged/ over there??

@IceWolf yes, unless you have a locked account. Twitter is a different beast.

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