I’m not an insecure person. Not really.
On the most part, I don’t give a rats ass what anyone thinks about me.
If someone hates me, fine. I don’t understand how someone COULD hate me but, far be it for me to change their minds.
But…I’ll obsess about it.
Not because a person has decided to dislike me(even though that RARELY happens). I’ll obsess about how is it even humanly possible to have any negative type feelings about me.
If someone likes me, great. I don’t blame them 😉
If I like that person too…even better.
I’m the only person that I am insecure around(except for being naked while standing up in front of my husband).
My weight. My gray roots. That huge zit on my cheek. That long black hair on my neck that I didn’t see until I got into the car…and don’t have tweezers to remove…
Those types of things make me insecure. But not in the Ohmygodwhatwillpeoplethink type insecurity. More like…holyshitthatisthebiggestfuckingzitandthelongestfrickingchinhairever type insecurity.
But, stare all you want. Take a picture. God knows I would if it was you. And I’d post it on my blog, too.
OK…no I’m not.
And then Twitter came along.
Holy crap. If I wasn’t insecure before…which I wasn’t…
I’m totally insecure now. Not really for real.
But I refuse to let how many followers I have define me. Not that I was doing that anyway.
I was just on a blog that was talking about Twitter. Go read her post. I’ll wait.
That post made me feel comfortable enough stand on my roof and yell….
I HATE Twitter.
If I wanted to say something that was inevitably going to be ignored, I would just talk to one of my monsterbrat kids.
I fail to see the point then, of my popping into Twitter. Leaving a status update in 140 characters or less…because that isn’t as easy as it sounds…
To just be ignored.
Or, my personal favorite…to suggest to my Twitter followers that they check out my latest and greatest blogpost. Especially when it happens to be a really exceptionally good one…because isn’t that part of why we Tweet? To get blog notoriety? Or at least…our comment fix? And showcase our talent?
Of course, there is also the aspect of Twitter which is, chat with our bloggy friends who, up until avenues like Plurk and Twitter, we only had emails…which were a lot more personal…and better.
What about the whole Ashton Kutcher thing?
Give me an effing break. Seriously.
Obviously, this guy has way too much money and way to much free time. One million Twitter followers? For what? Because you can. Because we are Twitterlemmings and we’ll follow whoever we are told to, that’s why.
Well…you lost a lemming. I unfollowed you. Because I think that was the most idiotic, asinine thing…ever. And this lemming has a mind of her own…sometimes.
So tell me…
What keeps you going back to Twitter?
What makes you decide whose Tweet you’ll respond to and whose Tweet you’ll ignore?
Or is it really just me that can’t stand being a part of Twitter?
So, I’m spending less and less time on there.
And more time texting my friends…or even talking to them on the phone.
And yelling at my kids.
And hanging out with my husband.
And doing laundry.
And cleaning the house.
And following a 1200 calorie diet.
And working on my blog.
But I’m getting closer to only going on Twitter once a day…even though I despise it as much as I do.
It’s been hard but…
trust me when I tell you…
isn’t that bad.
Hmm, I guess what I like about twitter is the conversations. I chatter away some evenings with people on twitter and it’s something to do once the kids are in bed, when I have no one to chat to.
I also like that I can get advice within seconds when I need it.
Tweaking my blog and need to make sure it works? Tweet it and at least 3-4 people will get back to me.
Wonder what’s wrong with my child with yet another sleepless night? Same thing.
I guess Twitter’s really become my IM client of choice. 😉
I signed up…saw what it was about…and never went back. I really don’t see the point of the whole thing. At least on facebook I can play games 🙂
Mary @ Holy Mackerel says
Umm, I signed up a long time ago, but I still don’t really know why. I rarely go on, although I have a lot of followers. But I still don’t really understand the concept at all. I must be old or something…
I have my back and forths. I love the quick convos and the info that I pick up.
I DESPISE the follow me, follow me pleas and the spammers.
I have left it for long periods of time, yet I always go back.
I understand completely all of your feelings and points on it 😉
Good job! XOXO
I like twitter because I like to spout off random things, and peek into other peoples random minds. I’ve been there for almost two years though, so I’m probably still enjoying it because I never thought of it as anything different than just random ass updates.
I don’t like to have conversations on twitter because it’s just not for that, in my mind anyway. I like that I can *see* my friends everyday and sorta keep up with them.
Twitter is becoming much less fun though, due to all the celeb bs. I understand your thoughts on twitter though, for sure.
My advice, ignore the numbers and don’t expect peeps to catch your every tweet. Then you’ll just be free to have fun when/if you want.
Good post toots!
the planet of janet says
i prefer plurk, where you can have an ACTUAL conversation instead of just spewing out 140 characters into cyberspace.
of course, there are days when my plurks go unanswered too. but just because i’m paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after me…..
Idk why I am addicted to twitter. I enjoy reading other ppls posts and having the option to read varying blogs and be updated when (like you) twitter about a new blog post (because if i check it over 5 times a day I feel stalkerish). But yeah it’s not as engaging sometimes. Hmmm…what happened to god ol’ fashion chat rooms?
The thing about twitter that drives me insane is that sometimes, when i’m having a really bad day (which, i guess is often) and i spout off some stuff about being irritated or hurt, or what now, i get NOTHING in response. and then other times, i’ll say that i ate a hotdog and people are all like, “YUMM, HOT DOGS, I WANT ONE, HOW’D YOU DECIDE TO EAT A HOT DOG, ” bla bla bla.
But then again, when I least expect it, I get a DM or an encouraging tweet and it makes me fall in love with it again. i dunno. i try not to do a lot of whining on there, but i’ve broke that rule as of late..
Karen MEG says
I’ve sort of been hooked on it lately because it’s there, and there’s something very pavlovian about that tweetdeck … but I think it may wane for me eventually as well. I haven’t been on Plurk in AGES (but the karma thing was a big turnoff for me too), but I agree with Janet that at least on Plurk you could have a conversation with several at once. I’ve tried the tweet thing to promote my blog posts, but honestly, it’s only there for a second, and then someone tweets about the crappy weather and then my post is lost again anyway…
It’s been nice to tweet with you every so often there though…reminds me, I need to DM a response, don’t I 🙂
I totally get this post.
I like Twitter
I hate Twitter
I have phases where I will flip flop all the time.. I normally only twitter m-f when I am work.. twittering is to hard on the weekend because I have the kids on me at all times.. ha.
I think I keep going there cause I know it’s supposed to be cool. And eventually maybe I’ll figure out why.
So far I have about 150 ignored updates. And I’m OKAY with that. At least my therapist says I am 😛
I signed up months ago & have logged in maybe 3 times….just don’t like it.
Heather, Queen of Shake Shake says
Twitter withdrawals are not bad AT ALL when, you know, you replace it with this thing called real life. Which I’ve been doing so much that I’m even neglecting my own blog. But it feels good, so I’m going with it! My thighs are definitely thanking me for it since they are going from mushy writer thighs to toned MOVE YOUR ASS AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER thighs.