Recently, I’ve noticed that when people aren’t telling people how to blog, they’re telling them how to use social media instead. Social media- the beauty of which being that you can connect with people all over the world and keep them informed of what’s happening in your life. Your profile is your own and you have the freedom to update it as you wish. So, here is the problem with people telling people what to do on twitter- and here is my thoughts on it: Whatever you do, don’t tell me how to tweet. And don’t tell me how to blog and tweet either.
I read a tweet today (I forget who by, if it was you, sorry!) that went along the lines of “I don’t understand why someone would blog and not be on twitter”. Well said. Its the best way to get your blog out there and LOADS of bloggers use it to pimp their posts. Thats half the reason I go on there and mainly how I keep up with so many. So it annoys me when people complain that people are pimping their posts. You don’t have to lump it; if it annoys you then you know what to do!
What is it with people who insist on telling others how to use twitter? Isn’t it up to the indivdual how they use it? Some may want to only tweet business updates, others want a conversation. Some want to promote ther blog and have a conversation too. Same as in real life, no? If you don’t like it, don’t follow them. Simple. Or is it?
Is twitter really just a place where some people can bash out their frustrations on others, under the veil of anonymity and with hundereds or even thousands of miles between them and their targets? Arguments make me really uncomfortable in real life and on twitter they make me even more so. To see it written down in black and white, carried on over more than 140 characters… well, don’t these people have better things to do?
Why must some people criticise and condemn others for the way that they use social media? Its as simple as clicking a button (unfollow) and you don’t need to darken everyone else’s timelines any more. Isn’t life too short to furiously type ‘advice’ to others when you could be out there, living a real life and having real fun? And now I am here, wasting my time writing this ranty post when actually I should be somewhere else. Aaaagggh!
I just needed to vent. Don’t tell me how to use twitter. Just don’t follow me, ok?
*NB this post is not based on any people that I currently follow and is not meant to offend anyone. It’s just a general observation. It just annoys me, that’s all!!
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