I haven’t had access to my Twitter account for some time now. They wanted to send a verification code to my mobile, and that wasn’t working.
I have been informed that the phone is now repaired, and ready for collection. Unfortunately, I cannot collect it until I have had a result of my Covid-19 test, so I remain phone-less. (That is not good grammar, I know.)
Other than the occasional personal message, I only ever used Twitter to publicise my posts, and those of other bloggers I follow. I gave some time over every day to quickly scroll through the fast-moving timeline, and retweet as many posts as I could, before being overwhelmed by the duplicates, and the constant flow of new tweets. I know some people appreciated that, so I kept on doing it.
But since my absence, I doubt I have been missed. The ‘Twitterlanche’ of constant tweets has gone on without my presence, and not even noticed I wasn’t there.
Thinking about it, do I really need to bother, once I have my phone back?
The jury in my head is out.
I am once again struggling to keep on top of Twitter. As I tried to read a tweet earlier, in anticipation of leaving a comment, it disappeared. Overwhelmed by the cascade of new tweets, so many of which were the same tweets being retweeted, seemingly every few seconds.
Anyway, I just wanted to once again thank everyone who retweets any of my blog posts.
You know who you are, and you are all much appreciated.
Sorry I cannot get the chance to thank you on Twitter, but there have been another 200 tweets since I started typing this!
Best wishes to you all, Pete.
I haven’t been very active on Twitter during the last few weeks. No idea why that is, it just happened.
But I try to check in from time to time to retweet some of your tweets, and regularly share posts on Twitter too.
Logging on today, I noticed more than 30 notifications of retweets and likes on some of my Twitter activity. So I would just like to thank you all again, as I don’t seem to ever get around to individual Thank You tweets.
You know who you are. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
I have been very inactive on Twitter for the past week, and I am not even attempting to catch up with everyone. At the moment, Twitter is like a Niagra Falls of endless tweets, and I doubt I will be doing much on there for some time to come.
But I want to thank everyone who continues to like and retweet my posts that are shared there.
You know who you are, and you are all much appreciated.
Pete 🙂 x
Hard to believe, but I actually made it to the end of today’s Twitter time-line! That’s a first for me, and I was amazed that there were no more tweets to view after 23 minutes of scrolling through and re-tweeting as I waited for the dinner to cook.
I have no doubt that if I logged back on, there might be as many as forty new tweets to peruse. But that’s my daily dose of Twitter over with for now.
Maybe it’s a slack Saturday? I have no idea why for the first time since I have been on Twitter, that ‘Tweetalanche’ stopped running, even for just a moment. Long enough for my cursor to get to the end of the screen, with nothing else left to see.
It feels as if I have just finished reading the Oxford English Dictionary, and there are no new words.
It says a lot about me, and about Social Media in the 21st century, that I consider this to be some kind of achievement.
If any of you are followed by me on Twitter, you may well have noticed more activity from me lately.
I have decided to ‘try harder’ with Twitter. I confess that it eludes me somewhat. It constantly updates, and I get more than a little ‘lost’ at times. I keep retweeting the tweets of those I follow, but I never actually manage to find those retweets on my own Twitter feed. You have to bear with me here, I have never had a Facebook account, and I am also getting quite old!
It moves too fast for me to comprehend, and there are SO MANY duplicate tweets, I never know whether or not I am retweeting the same post I retweeted ten minutes earlier!
Then I see the same tweet retweeted by fifty other people, and end up wondering if I have tweeted the right thing in the first place! Then someone retweets the retweet I have just done, and my brain starts to ache…
When I got a Twitter account, I did that purely to link it to my blog posts, in the hope of a wider audience. But Twitter is now getting away from me, running like a train I am unable to catch.
So please let me know if I am doing anything wrong, or if you would like me to retweet something you have posted. Otherwise, I might well miss it completely.
And don’t get me started on ‘Mentions’!
Honestly, I am trying harder… 🙂
This is a general message to all my blogging friends who also follow me on Twitter, as well as those who kindly share my blog posts on that platform. Also to everyone who constantly retweets my own Tweeted blog posts, and ‘likes’ them too.
I used to always take time to thank you for doing so, and add a comment where appropriate. However, Twitter have stopped sending me individual notifications. Instead, they send me an email with any number of notifications, all lumped together in one batch. This makes it much more difficult to continue my former practice of thanking you all every time.
In future, I will just ‘like’ your retweet. This will let you know that I have seen it, and tell you that I am grateful too. I still appreciate them just the same, and hope that you will understand why I am changing to this. And please forgive my usual absence from Twitter. I rarely go on the platform, and just use it for promoting my blog posts.
Thanks once again, and best wishes to you all. Pete.