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Countess Ablaze Underground

August 31, 2020 1 min read

Today is the day and I'm nervously biting my nails

I’m gonna make this short and sweet because Blazin'Squad Haydn and I have been pouring all our energy into this.

We quit mainstream social media.

I know!

I hate it, I've written about it at length over the past year or so but the truth is, I can't hack it anymore. Maybe you're more resilient than I am but when it affects one's mental health so much, there needs to come a point when it's time to say enough is enough. There's so much evidence out there already about the effects of social media on health, politics, etc.

I also know it sounds so batshit considering I'd excelled on social media but you know what? I hated it. I just couldn't “perform” any more and I've had all the symptoms of burnout for over a year. That feeling of just wanting to burn everything and walk away, it's no way to be.

So what have we done?

Well, we have spent the past month setting up on Mighty Networks, a platform designed for self-contained communities without algorithms and manipulation. Remember the time when Instagram was chronological? We can do that! 

We invited Yarn Cartel subscribers over first as a perk and to plant the seeds of the community. It also gave us a chance to properly test the platform to make sure we knew what we were doing. I think we do, maybe…


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