❤️❤️❤️ to Devan, whose personal essays and makeup tutorials made Rookie a better and more beautiful place. Please donate if you can ❤️
Psssst get yourself @ncmmorris’s new pamphlet of poems - beautiful company for solitude. I love feeling alone together with this voice 💙🌿🌙 https://t.co/7J6V3VkmXT
I guess my point is...
I share Naomi’s pain, and I ought to get creative and look into platforms I don’t despise as much as twitter and IG
The web is SO VAST, this shouldn’t be impossible!
QUESTION: what do you use outside of twitter and do you like it
And they ARE hostile - it takes a lot of mindfulness/deliberation to make IG and twitter useful tools/communities/places of expression since they are built primarily to make engagement as high as possible, collect data for big tech, sell us things, and make us into salespeople
Actually, even last year, the majority of rookie traffic came directly to the site, not thru social media
So lots of people still want longform & to read the internet not thru Twitter/IG
But it’s hard to know how to reach them & how to build a network outside of these platforms