Another reason social networks are not ideal is your content is posted along side everyone else. I am not a high content producer but if I was it would annoy me to no end that people would find a link to my article along side news of Trump or other inflammatory commentary you find on social media. I am experimenting with ways to remove myself of Twitter and Instagram. I recently deleted the apps from my phone so I will only read these networks at night when I am done work and at home.
This Micro Blog solution seems quaint. More control, it uses open web standards, and no ads or smut like social networks. I signed up today to take a closer look.
I do enjoy writing small amounts and sharing little quips and thoughts. Years ago I would write on my weblog and in the past few years I would write on Twitter. I am doing a bit on my website right now. I definitely do not want to equate social media with social points and I am happy with a small audience. Maybe I shouldn't bother writing :P That is an option.