PLEASE IGNORE THIS POST ! I WROTE IT IN A MOMENT OF APPALLING SELF PITY AND HAVE DECIDED NOT TO REMOVE IT AS A CRINGE WORTHY REMINDER OF MY STUPIDITY xx
Nope, thought not.
You didn't even notice I wasn't on twitter did you ?
Having spent the best part of the last two years glued to twitter every day almost without fail. I felt at first as if my arm had been cut off last week when our Internet service went down. I do have my mother's old blackberry but to be honest trying to tweet and use the Internet was more trouble than it was worth.
Twitter and facebook have become as much a part of my daily routine as getting out of bed in the morning. I was bereft at first, how I would manage without it, it would be like giving up wine, Heaven forbid!
People would miss me. They would wonder why I wasn't replying to them.
I got a shock. Not one tweet to me all week .
Guess you are not as popular as you thought you were Karen !
Puts things in perspective doesn't it !
At first I was hurt, then a bit huffy and then "oh well, never mind" and got on with living in the real world.
When I first started using twitter I had to follow lots of people, I would actively engage as many people as I could. Leaving responses to their tweets, hoping somebody would reply and soon they did. Then two way conversations began. Very quickly I found that if I tweeted, people would respond, then people followed ME ! I had arrived.
Maybe I got complacent. I try very hard to follow my twitter stream, commenting and responding and I hope tweeting people just because I am thinking about them. But how often do people actually tweet you without being first prompted ?
Over the last few years I have used twitter as a source of inspiration, for business, for support, to support, made amazing friendships that have gone on to become real life friendships. made amazing friendships that remain amazing online friendships. Seen news breaking as it happened, been involved in fab campaigns. Witnessed all sorts of fights and falling outs. Come across some seriously nasty people who know how to use twitter and contentious issues to to manipulate traffic to their blogs.
So now I have my Internet back, will twitter ever be the same again ?