Twitter Is Like Cheers

Twitter is a lot like the famed Boston bar, Cheers. It’s a place where everyone knows your name, and they’re always glad you came. It’s a place to go and talk to complete strangers about common interests and engage in a bit of fist pounding, teeth clenching, righteous indignation for your cause. But the endless political posturing and feigned outrage are a colossal waste of time, and unfortunately, I can’t pay my bills with retweets.

The full scope of my attention is now devoted to my small business, Salzman Custom Sawing, that I have run the past few years and recently expanded to other facets like furniture.  It has always been a passion of mine, to the point that I even dragged around a tough-tote full of woodworking books in Iraq and designed furniture between patrols. When you run your own small business it takes the bulk of your time and energy. When you happen to be a man with one arm doing jobs typically done by men with two arms you need every last minute in your day.  Spending time on Twitter robs me of valuable time and energy that I simply can’t spare.

I will pop on occasionally to tweet something noteworthy, but for the time being my days of tweeting regularly are over.  But don’t worry, last time I checked there was still plenty of righteous indignation on Twitter.

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3 Responses to Twitter Is Like Cheers

  1. Jose Nasser says:

    Great to hear that you’re following your passion and new endeavor. Let us know when you put some of those items up for sell. Looking forward to following your new career. Stay well, thanks for your service in the military and God bless.

  2. Lisa Protzman says:

    I admire your decision. I don’t tweet much, but I read them all the time. I have been thinking that my time would be better spent doing other things. It helps that everything I see makes me sad or angry, so it shouldn’t be that difficult to avoid. It sounds like you have a passion for wood work and I wish you all the best!

  3. Faith Jones says:

    Mazel Tov! Woodworking is a rewarding and worthwhile endeavor. I look forward to seeing and hopefully purchasing one of your creations.

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