I’m going to be honest for a minute, here. My Twitter timeline is a dumpster fire right now. I’ve been on Twitter for almost a decade now, and there’s a great many things I absolutely love about it. I’d hate to leave it behind, but it can be tough to be on, lately. Recently, I needed a break, so I stayed off Twitter for most of December. When I came back over the holidays, I was happy to be back, but many of the things that caused me to leave remained. I started breaking it down a bit, taking a look at what was causing me to have such a bad time, evaluating what I can do to improve my experience, and analyzing my options if I can’t bring Twitter in line with the experience I want to have online. Here’s that breakdown, in extremely long form.