What Social Media Breaks Taught Me

iPhone 7 front photo by Sara Kurfess — Unsplash

I remember creating my first social media account and being prompted to follow a suggested list of popular accounts. I remember asking for a follow back from every new person I followed, both friends and strangers. I remember the flood of unusual excitement that followed a ping from my phone. I remember feeling rejected when, after hours, there were no engagements on my posts; no comments, no shares, no retweets, no new follows…

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