An Ode to Elon’s Dumpster Fire

Dear reader,
This one’s a rant. I’m so sorry.

I’ve been in a really weird place with my mental health lately. Winter is always hard–and as things have begun to clear up, and I am more communicative with my friends for the first time in a long time–it’d seem Twitter is on its way to making my anxiety worse. The other day I replied to one of my best friends, Max, on Twitter and immediately that Tweet disappeared, and I was met with this screen…

Immediately, I had a panic attack. Every worst case scenario racing through my head. Honestly, as of writing, some of those thoughts are *still* going through my head. It’s going to take a lot to clear those.

The one contact I still have internally at the company says their system is reflecting the block is indeed in place, and there’s nothing they can do. But reader, he never actually blocked me. His partner even verified that with him directly. I even moved myself to paid user status temporarily on the lowest tier, and still, that switch did nothing in their system.

I have no idea what’s going on with Twitter. That place seems to be burning down by the day. Everything seems to be breaking slowly. Hell, we’re nearing a year since the name change to “X” (which nobody calls it) and nothing has moved over to “” at all. Although, the DNS records for did start pointing to Twitter’s servers recently, so maybe that move is coming… doubt it.

Your guess is as good as mine as to what happened. It’s really frustrating that Elon has basically made it so I can’t keep in touch with one of my best friends on social media. And yes, I do blame him for this: he’s an idiot and has no idea what he’s doing. Has he made some good decisions for Twitter? Yes. But others are decisions that only a newbie would make–ones that are bad for business, like chasing advertisers off the site.

I have no idea what I’m going to do. Thankfully, I can keep in touch with Max on other platforms… but that doesn’t change the fact that I’m so god damn frustrated with Twitter right now. There should be a solution for this! However, considering Twitter’s staff has no idea what’s going on here, I doubt there will be any sort of solution to my issue any time soon.

And for the record, this shouldn’t have happened at all. Just so we’re all clear.

Rant over.