Now that we’re on this side of the midterms and the final Georgia runoffs, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to approach these next two years, leading up to the 2024 presidential election.
At the same time, there’s been a seismic shift in social media and I’ve been rethinking how I use social media and which platforms I should be spending time on.
Twitter appears to be dying and so many notable accounts are fleeing to places like Mastodon and the startup Post. I’ve created accounts on both platforms and essentially am cross-posting to be efficient. Meanwhile on TikTok, many left-leaning accounts are getting reported and dealing with higher levels of harassment than usual — something my account has been mercifully free of so far, but I also know it could hit me at any time.
And it was as I was thinking about all this that I realized I thought about Political Charge, my blog, as somehow being separate from the content I create on social media. But it’s not. More and more I’m realizing that I need to use each of these platforms in the way they are meant to be used, which is different from one another, and that put together, they create an ecosystem that allows me to do the work of educating and inspiring voters to get more involved in their democracy.
I’m going to take it a bit easy for the remainder of December as I think about this, so I won’t be posting cartoons or other blog posts for a couple of weeks. I’m planning a refresh and want to think about how I use each platform much more deliberately.
All that said, I will absolutely make my Year in Review post looking back at the good moments in politics in 2022. As always, thank you for supporting my work!