Twitter is what I want to talk to you about today. Because, more and more, I find myself having a love/hate relationship with this social media site.
I love this platform because….
- It’s where most of my traffic comes from! (I do have Instagram and Pinterest, but not having had them as long as Twitter, they are not as useful, just yet.)
- Twitter chats and comment threads! This gives me a chance to get to know other bloggers, as well as garnering some comments, as well as more follows on my social media. Generally speaking, these people are lovely.
- Twitter is a resource that offers help when needed. Just tweet it-like when I tried and failed to move WordPress to blogger-a fellow Twitter user tried to talk me through what to do.
- You can see what your favourite artist is up to at that moment.
- Keep up with Bloggers! See their new and old posts..
- Post inspiration.
- Stay informed with current news etc.
- Find a penfriend!
- Support for the Mental health community.
- Engagement with brands.
But Twitter, since I started to use it, seems to have changed.
In the event of a Terror attack, there is just SO MUCH hatred on my feed; I don’t want to see any of that, be a part of it, or be forced to engage with it. I think, personally, more should be done to combat this. Same as with trolling. Why should a female MP be tweeted threats and abuse, simply because they are female? And do I really want to see racist meme or gif? No.
I also am slightly wary of a minority of the blogging community; why would you call someone out for buying Followers? This is just too much drama, creates unnecessary tension, etc. And on the flimsy excuse that you work your **** off for your blog?
And scheduling tweets.. I’m new to this, so please forgive me if what I say is inaccurate. Since doing this, my traffic has increased by quite a margin. But the thing is, in an event like the Manchester attack, I won’t always be able to edit my tweet queue in time. Not realising I had tweeted ‘Happy Tuesday Everyone!’ the same day as the horrific event, I was promptly called out upon. Fair play to the Blogger who did; my some people had also liked this tweet. Had I offended them? Or tweet insensitively?
Then the unfollow/follow game. Why???
Then subtweeting… This really gets on my nerves. Why do it? I don’t care you want revenge or the whole world to know what your boyfriends may have done or not done. That’s between you and them.
Finally, I see horrible tweets related to the Mental health community. Unhelpful, reckless, etc.