I used to love Plurk. Mostly because in Plurk I felt like I was part of a community. It is sort of like tweeting but in a timeline, and following conversations is easier to do.
Because of work and school, though, I haven’t been on plurk as much as I used to. I would maybe post once or twice a week. Lately I’ve been on twitter more, but only because I use Digsby and it has an interface for twitter.
For several weeks now I have been considering if I should delete my Plurk account. I have made posts in that time and 90% of them are ignored. None of my friends respond to them. I’m sure I am not blameless, of course, after all, I have been absent for quite some time. In comparison, though, I do get responses from posts I make on twitter, some from people who are also my contacts on plurk as well as from complete strangers.
This leads me to conclude that plurk has outlived its usefulness for me. After all, if I don’t get any love, then why stay, right? It’s like standing in a roomful of friends and being ignored by all of them.
I have two choices now:
- just leave my plurk account open and frozen (as it has been for many months) and not post anything there anymore, ok, maybe check it once a month, if I am so inclined
- keep it open and semi-active up to my birthday, then I will cancel it immediately after
I look forward to the day when twitter will show their posts in a timeline just like plurk. When it does, I am certainly going to love it even more.
Dear plurk, it’s not you, it’s me.
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