Don’t Crowd Me!

I don’t really get Twitter. I use it because I have to. It’s acceptable ‘Social Media’ and to build a platform, it’s something I must do.  But I find it too noisy.

 

 

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At first, I only followed one or two people I actually knew.  Okay, so it was a little boring at times, especially when no one was tweeting.  But it was easy to keep up with ideas and conversations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haribo Gummi Bears

 

 

 

 

Then, I followed someone I didn’t know.  And it was more fun! Wow! Famous people have fascinating tweets!                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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So, I began following more people. I followed writers, actors, musicians, regular people, not so regular people. And it started to take up my time. I couldn’t just pop into Twitter anymore, read a few tweets and be done. There are always lots to catch up on. And one tweet leads me to another, and then to another. I add more people. Who are all these fascinating twitterers (tweeters)? How do they think up such witty tweets?

 

 

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My feed started changing. Every few seconds, there are 10 more tweets. I can’t stop looking at them. There are tweets to read, tweets to re-tweet, tweets to respond to, and tweets where I’m mentioned. How flattering! And the more I follow, the more that begin to follow me. Each morning, I can be assured to wake up and find a new follower or two in my inbox. Yay!

 

 

 

 

 

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But wait!  I’m spending half an hour on Twitter now. And really, do I care about the subway ride someone had in on their way to work today? I don’t even know this person and I’ve never ridden a subway to work in my life. So why am I obsessed about reading the posts? Will my life stop if I miss a day (or 6) on Twitter? If I give up The Twitter, will I have more time for writing? For relaxing? For thinking?

 

 

 

Maybe I should go back to this:

 

 

 

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Do you find Twitter too intrusive in your daily life? (*Thanks to my Haribo Gummi Bears for the photo session.)

 

 

 

Heidi Sinnett

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3 Responses to Don’t Crowd Me!

  1. I love the Haribo Gummi Bears!

    As for Twitter, yeah, sometimes it’s too big of a distraction. But overall, I really like it. I’ve tried to only follow the people I really want to hear from. That helps somewhat.

  2. I can’t believe you used the BEARS for that post! That. Was. AWESOME. 🙂

    My favorite line:

    If I give up The Twitter, will I have more time for writing? For relaxing? For thinking?

    Yeah, good luck with that, H. 🙂 Fantastic post, seriously. Now I must go eat some red and green bears.

    • Heidi Sinnett says:

      How could I NOT use the bears?? They’re my new helpers! We have long chats and we like to go out and do stuff and…..oh, nevermind. 🙂

      And I must say I’m kinda partial to those clear ones. Mmm…..

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