For nearly 2 years, I had a comedic Twitter account under the username @Donglord69. It was fun to post quirky stream-of-consciousness jokes and add my voice to progressive political dialogues.
I met a lot of wonderful and immensely supportive people, and felt like part of a bigger community that included writers, musicians, comedians, cartoonists and more. Twitter was responsible for events that changed my life - all because people liked my stupid jokes! - and I’m immensely grateful.
With nearly 10,000 followers, things got a bit overwhelming and distracting. I’ve decided to take a step back and unplug from social media to focus on my personal goals. I know it sounds like some ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ schlock, but I believe it’s necessary.
Thank you to everyone who appreciated what I had to say, even if it was written under a wacky name. Weird Twitter, you rule.
If you’d like to contact me, I can be reached at yellinboutpolitics [@] Gmail.com.
Bye for now, guys. It’s been real.
P.S. I’ll leave you guys with this - one time, I asked my followers for stories about hanging out with the “Van Kid” in high school. The responses were funny as hell, and can be found on Storify. Enjoy!