April 29, 2021•297 words
I have moved from @luus to @mrsan3ssen on Twitter and this is why:
Yesterday twitter decided to put all my once deleted tweets back into my timeline. I was pissed AF. I've bulk deleted all those old tweets again but I'm afraid that they will reappear someday. Therefor I've decided to start over with a clean slate using a freshly made account.
I was hesitant at first because my ego said: "You gonna lose your early adopter status. Your next twitterversary will say 1 and not 14!!!" So what? I am not gonna let my ego dictate my life.
To make this even more fun, I've also lost my twitter handle @luus. Twitter changed a policy about the minimum username length being at least 5 chars (and I did not know that). I first renamed @luus to @luushasmoved and proceded to make a new account with my old username @luus. You can guess what happend. I got the error message: "username to short, must be a minimum of 5 chars". I almost cried. But shortly after I felt a weird kind of relieve. As I finally got rid of Luus.
My name is Lucia. I grew up with that name. All that changed when one day a coworker started to call me Luus. And before I knew it, everybody started calling me Luus. I think it's because people find Luus easier to pronounce than Lucia. After years of only hearing people calling me Luus, I started to introduce myself as: "Hi, my name is Lucia but you can call me Luus".
To be honest, I don't like Luus all that much. I would much rather that you call me Lucia or Lu (pronounced as Lou).
So yeah, starting fresh was not such a bad idea after all.