Which Twitter Are You?

Warning: Rant Alert!

As much as I like Twitter, there’s a few things about certain other Twitterers that bug me. Let’s begin with a rundown: as far as I can tell, there are six types of folk on Twitter (seven, if you count the Porn Brigade)…

The folks who set up a Twitter account then realise they don’t know what to do with it. Three Tweets later, it all peters out…

Individuals who follow everyone and everything, irrespective of content. They’re the numbers-obsessed people, whose only aim is to amass millions of followers. They RT stuff they think will get them new followers. End of.

These are basically nice people who have no particular theme to their Twitter account, they like what they like and RT stuff that fits loosely under that heading. They’re good at sharing. Mostly.

These are lovely people who aren’t obsessed with how many followers they have, they just want to share stuff that’s interesting or helpful. Often there’s a theme – novels, for instance, so lots of RTs about writing, books, authors. If I share their stuff, they share mine.

The folks who rarely RT anything originating from any other living being. They’re interested in themselves, their own shit, anything that relates to them. So they RT their own Tweets, Tweets that mention them, and Tweets originating from their own Blog/website.

I-Love-Everyone (But Mainly Myself)
People who are very happy to RT stuff that interests them, but (as above) mainly stuff that relates directly to them. You share my stuff – I share my stuff (mostly).

So what’s my point?

I’m basically a nice person, so I RT items I think are interesting and that might interest my followers. This means I Tweet about my own books, other author’s books, book reviews, blog posts, newsletters and stuff like that. I also Tweet stuff from newby writers who don’t have much of a following. What irritates me, however, is when I share someone’s work, and the originator of that Tweet/blogpost/Website, simply RTs it. Yeah, thanks for that.

To me, Twitter is mainly about sharing stuff, so those individuals who don’t seem to want to do that, aren’t going to get their shit shared any more. Enough’s enough, folks. Be nice, or go screw yourselves. 😉

  10 comments for “Which Twitter Are You?

  1. 02/05/2017 at 11:28 AM

    I agree with all of it, Colin, but I’m also guilty of some of it! Urk! I don’t do more than RT when people share my posts, for instance. But time spent on Twitter needs to be limited too for the sake of sanity…


    • 04/05/2017 at 10:24 PM

      Yes, every day’s an endless stream of Tweeteroos and magazines (as Paul Simon didn’t say).

      Liked by 1 person

  2. 20/04/2017 at 7:11 PM

    Great post, Colin. I hope I am in an acceptable category. Shared on twitter [smile].


  3. 20/04/2017 at 6:47 AM

    Reblogged this on essy's point of view and commented:
    A very wonderful post


  4. Janice J. Richardson
    19/04/2017 at 3:36 PM

    Well categorized! Think I shall tweet it. 🙂


  5. 18/04/2017 at 8:12 PM

    In the end, it’s just good manners 😉


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