Am I a Tweeter? A Twitter? A Twit?

I thought I was a masochist, but I just joined Twitter, and I’m starting to rethink.

Follow me here.

Really, please. I’m not too proud to beg.

(Last week I was too proud to beg. A week on Twitter will knock the pride right out of you.)

Twittering feels like giving an open-access blowjob to 3 million people all at once. My jaw hurts and my brain screams like! follow! retweet! all night long.

Do you use Twitter to promote your writing? Do you find it effective? How do you manage its impact on your brain?

In conclusion, please go follow the Twitter page for me, your friend @Pauli_Atomic. Your support is greatly appreciated as it is now the crux of my self-worth.

As a reward, you’ll get to see a picture of my real face. I used a filter, though. Just a heads up.

47 thoughts on “Am I a Tweeter? A Twitter? A Twit?

  1. I use Twitter all the time, and I love it. The secret to Twitter is reciprocity. I found it pretty overwhelming at first. It moves pretty fast. The trick is to follow people who follow you, and you need to do a lot of tweetings.

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    1. Thank you for this insight! I’m hoping I will push through the initial weirdness soon, and then be able to calmly use the site as a tool. And thank you so much for all the retweeting and such! I feel famous 😍

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  2. I love that you are on Twitter, 😂 A lot of bullies and fuckts. (Facts) but it’s pretty interesting. Not calm at all. I am currently on an 10 weeks social media break but I’ll follow you when I return.

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  3. I’ve been tweeting since December. There’s been moments I wanted to hit “Delete”. I can’t bring myself to do a lift so I’m growing organically, aka very slowly. But, I am finding that there are some fun contests and actually a great community out there, just yeah, watch out for the shark-infested muddy waters.

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  4. I found that Twitter worked for me years ago when I devoted long expanses of time and numerous conversations to it. I no longer can do that. So now it’s just basically ‘proclaim’ a thought or two and share a poem (that usually no one retweets) and occasionally read with much humor the redundant poetry of these so-called masterful poets (but who am I to sound salty lol). Anyhoo, I’ve followed you there so now we can indulge in long expanses of time and numerous conversations 🤣🤣 and I wish Twitter felt like an open-access blowjob for me, but considering there are no filters, that might be a bad thing pending the source 🙄😛

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  5. I have always avoided Twitter. I did Facebook for years but went cold turkey in 2014 and never intend to go back. I did Instagram for about 3 months but didn’t like it. Twitter sounds worse. The stories I hear about words exchanged on some of these platforms… they make my heart shrink like an old sultana. So I bury my head in the sand. I have found WP – a group of writers who seem happy to be writers and that suits me beautifully.

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    1. I joined Twitter to promote this blog but I haven’t figured it out yet. Seems like the blog has done a better job of promoting the pointless Twitter page 😝


  6. Dear Pauli,

    Hello! Welcome to WordPress and Twitter!

    I hope that those who care about you are more than just your followers, and you can often find out who they really are much more by what and how they publish on their blogs than by whether they follow you or not.

    Therefore, I would like to thank you and wish you all the best with the following, whilst paying homage to my soaring avian colleague:

    Hold Fast To Dreams!

    For if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

    Happy August to you!

    May you find the rest of 2021 very much to your liking and highly conducive to your writing, reading, thinking and composing whatever posts that take your intellectual fancy or show off your imaginative flight!

    Yours sincerely,

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  7. Dear Pauli,

    I still have not found time to reply to your comments that you submitted to one of my posts, though I shall keep making the effort to read your posts whenever I can. As you can see, I have already made a great deal of efforts to frequent your many posts.

    Yours sincerely,

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  8. ok – now we’re fellow tweeties 🙂 am no expert tho I doubt anyone is even if they think they are — but my experience with twitter is that I made a lot of friends fast, but all people who wanted to sell me stuff. the advice that makes most sense that I’ve heard is to choose whatever platform resonates & focus more on that one rather than trying to do all of them. to my mind, as a writer who hopes to sell my novels, I’m guessing facebook people might be more inclined to want to read more than a few words & just look at pictures? so that’s where I focus… also, I’m picturing my readers a bit older, not just insta folk… anywhoo – good q’s & good to share experiences, which is the best any of us can do

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    1. I think the platform that resonates most with me might be none of them. Hard to imagine promoting my writing without them, though.

      Thanks for finding me on Twitter! I looked through your page but didn’t see info about your novels right away. Have you already published them?

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