Every now and again I tell myself I’m going to actually use Twitter correctly connect with people do all the stuff its there to do.
I open it. I retweet stuff. I like stuff but I’ve come to the conclusion that I have utter and complete Twitter Block.
Or would it be Tweet Block?
That doesn’t sound right… Tweet Blockage?
Which is very frustrating because in real life I can come up with plenty to say when I want to and I do want to. But I can’t manage a Tweet!
I’ve been very lucky in the people I follow and interact with but also maybe that’s part of the blockage?
They do it better. Oh, you know why smack myself over my head with this when I can just say hey read this person! Same information they nailed it 🙂 And quite frankly I’m still not sure I know how to correctly use Twitter to do cool stuff like long posts or anything like that.
I occasionally think oh I will post some meaningful quote but then I’d have to look some meaningful quote up and at this point they’ve probably all been posted and then someone would accuse you of stealing their quote from a year ago and it’s like…
“Ah, that’s actually a quote from Rumi.”
“But I tweeted it first!”
*Okay I’ve seen that happen on other sites but I’m assuming it happens on Twitter to.
Also honestly some of these so called “Unpopular opinions-” people like to start their Tweets with… aren’t really unpopular opinions at all but just random opinions that need a good hook so they call them unpopular.
Yes sometimes when I’m trying on Twitter the hardest thing not to Tweet is Seriously?
I saw one Tweet from a YouTuber that I like but don’t even follow canceling ALL male authors because one had used the word “panties.” Gasp! Maybe she was exaggerating as that seems to be a Twitter thing as well- but it didn’t sound like it.
I do enjoy people live-tweeting movies or shows but usually for things I’ve seen and I live in perpetual fear of unfortunately spoiling something for someone else and would probably Tweet so many spoiler warnings people would be annoyed!
The other thing that drives me crazy about Twitter?
I feel absolutely compelled to retweet or at the very least like every stinking animal picture I scroll past!
Yes I annoy myself sometimes. Story of my life 🙂
Also to be fair I’ve been told by so many people that know me in real that they don’t get my sense of humor and they can’t tell when I’m joking that I’m always trying to be careful of that even on the blog that it also probably contributes to my Twitter blockage.
But I have had a better experience on Twitter, even doing it half-heartedly, than I would have hoped when I original signed up. And the problems that I have had have been people who are such cliches I almost feel bad for them and that alone annoyed me.
It’s like a mini sci-fi world of its own at this point where everyone is a little avatar flying around visiting their friends from all corners of the world occasionally finding new strangers they want to play with and many times ones they want to avoid at all costs but generally making it work for them.
I’m still hopeful that one day I’ll figure out a way it works best for me and once that happens it’s on to Instagram!