…to trade in a car because the ashtrays are full.
(For you young’uns, cars used to come with ashtrays.)
Back when cars came with ashtrays, the ashtrays could be removed for easy emptying. Apparently though, nobody at Twitter thinks it should be easy to empty out the ashtrays to remove clutter from feeds. Old, expired tweets announcing old, stale slog posts, for example? Have to be removed one-by-one, a process that takes significantly longer now than it used to. Nor do other, documented management techniques still function.
But I want to stay on Twitter, if for no other reason than to be able to put up new tweets announcing fresh new slog posts. So I did what any self-respecting mid-20th-century car owner would do.
There was actually a little jiu-jitsu involved, in fact. Once the new account was established, and the follows copied over one-by-one as best I could, I then used a Twitter trick many may not be aware of: I changed usernames. Yes, you can do that. Now my new account has the same short username that I’ve used for years. Of course, the ability to change usernames exists because Twitter manages accounts by their own administrative system, which means the old account still shows up in the feeds of those who followed it.
So the old account isn’t getting deleted yet (I may hold it in reserve against the chance of getting sent to Twitter gulag), but if you got here from a tweet on the old account and haven’t followed the new one, I’m not routinely going to tweet slog posts on the old one after this.