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Saturday, 23 February 2013

Twitter is not for the faint of heart

It has been three years since I've joined Twitter. At first I didn't get it but soon I started following people from my community, moms and people who are hilarious. I have noticed through twitter conversations, people that share similar likes and interests are fiercely protective of each other. There are also those who have quirks and a uniqueness about them that makes conversations with them so appealing. You can find them all on Twitter.

Being unique doesn't mean that you are automatically excluded. That is the best thing about Twitter, you find the most interesting people that you normally wouldn't meet in real life. Sometimes out of the blue, you just click with someone. You might bond over something like the town's sport's team or something obscure as a childhood toy. Who knows who you'll meet. It just gets exciting when you make a connection. I hope I'm not coming off as a cheesy dating site.

Here is the kicker for Twitter. DRAMA! It happens. It is up to you if you want to get caught up in it. I posted an alert about two persons that allegedly scammed some moms in a group that I was in. I didn't know the whole story and one of the persons involved called me out on twitter. I felt like I got a slap in the face. I thought I was doing a public service for those living in my community not realizing that I was sharing information that could potentially damage someone's reputation. I apologized to said person but I will never forget that my actions could have been prevented if I had done my homework. A lot of drama ensued due to the nature of sharing via Twitter.

PET PEEVE: Normally, I try to stay away from the bacchanal. I don't like getting into subjects with people even though I have an opinion. But there are those that constantly preach and give advice. Really??? Do you think that your life is so much better than mine, that you need to tell me the rules? Or maybe you think that you have experienced so much more that I could benefit from your knowledge. Thanks, but I think I can realize what to do or not do without your help. Or if I need inspiration I'm sure Google can provide some that are way more helpful. 

But please keep waving your arms around. Keep sitting on your pedestal. Keep blasting away on your megaphone. I will not be your follower.

I really enjoy Twitter on the whole. I have met some amazing people in real life from our exchanges on Twitter. It is a great resource for news, humour and social connections. If you are ready to delve into Twitter, follow me but remember that it is not for the faint of heart. 

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