I wanted to address something, which I’ve addressed many times on my Twitter account but seems to be missed by some.
A few weeks ago, I said I would be deleting my Twitter. This was for a number of reasons. I did delete my Twitter, but I noticed as soon as I did, my readership numbers went down greatly. I realized that Twitter, out of all the social media platforms I use, was the best social media promoter out there (right now), and even though I didn’t want to really deal with it on a daily basis, I needed it for my brand and business, so I decided to reactivate.
I have been accused of claiming to delete for attention. This is absolutely untrue, and I know some of you will still refuse to believe me – that is fine. But I wanted to write a post about it because it’s getting frustrating constantly addressing it in my ask. It was not for attention. Quite frankly, I was sick of the drama, sick of the bullying, and sick of the constant negativity that comes with that platform. I am quite a bit older than most of the people on Twitter, and as a result, I tend to get negative feedback from those who haven’t learned better or who just have nothing better to do than to bring people down. You’ll grow up one day and realize how stupid the whole thing was; of that, I’m sure.
To those of you that have seemed/seem to want me to delete my Twitter so badly, I say this to you lovingly and authentically: Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone has bad days. If you’ve never made a mistake on Twitter, then you truly are perfection, and I bow to you. If you’ve never gotten involved in drama or a Twitter argument, you are a saint. If you wanted and still want me to delete that badly, please unfollow me. It will save you aggravation and you won’t have to waste your time rolling your eyes at whatever it is I do that bothers you. I say that with zero reservation.
Do I want to be on Twitter? No. It has gotten progressively worse since I started on eq anon island and since I started becoming more public with my life, but I need it for my brand and my business. And for those of you that don’t think you have a brand, you do if you use social media frequently and have a lot of followers.
There are a select few of you who get away with being a bully constantly and bringing others down. I salute you. Maybe you don’t care about your brand. Maybe you don’t care what others secretly think behind your back. Just like I’m not immune to hate; neither are you. But, what goes around comes around.
Maybe, one day, there will be another platform that promotes my blog better than Twitter. But for now, I need it to continue to up my numbers.
And, for the record, your negativity against others, whatever it may be, says more about you than it does about the other person.