Hitting [PAUSE] on the Blue Bird

Bruce Reyes-Chow
2 min readApr 24, 2023
Hit pause on April 23, 2023

This evening, I hit [PAUSE] on Twitter.

While this is hardly earth-shattering news, as one who has been engaging with folks on this platform for over 15 years, this is the end of a significant season for me personally and professionally.

Overall, my time on Twitter has been overwhelmingly positive. Sure, there were more than a few terrible and disturbing interactions, but friends were made, community was built, belonging was experienced, and I am better for the time spent with you all in this Blue Bird experience.

Sadly, like so many others have been experiencing, over the past months, the platform and interaction have not been the same for me. Twitter has certainly changed over the years, and up until now, I have always accepted the challenge to find ways to adapt so time spent there would still be meaningful. With its current level of chaotic uncertainty and an increase of people and organizations leaving, today, there is little motivation for me to figure out how to adapt, yet one more time.

For those who remain, I wish you well, and I hope you keep putting up the good fight. If folks want to connect on other platforms, you can check out the top of my LINKTREE for all of the ways to connect, but as of today, I am mostly on my Instagram, Facebook Page, and BeRe.al.

I have updated my Twitter profile to communicate the pause, I have deleted the shortcuts, uninstalled the apps, and don’t plan on checking the account unless someone lets me know I should.

I only hit [PAUSE] because, who knows, things might change someday. I am not holding my breath. There also comes a moment when it becomes clear that it is time to move on. This is mine.

Tweet ya later — maybe.



Bruce Reyes-Chow

he/him | working for the common good: writing, speaking, pastoring, coaching, parenting, seeking, observing, loving, amplifying, marching, laughing, napping.