Help, my Twitter account has fallen and it can’t get up

I often talk about how I’m not as technologically savvy as most people are. This, of course, extends to social media. For the longest time, I only had a FaceBook account that I used mostly for games. Now, it just collects dust as if it’s George Bush autobiography.

A year ago, around the same time I started Nostalgicism, I decided it was finally time to make a Twitter account. Personally, I have no need for Twitter. I do feel I need to socialize and network more than I am and, let’s be honest, I’m not doing all that much in terms of socializing and networking, heh.

Using Twitter may seem simple to most but for me, it’s completely overwhelming. The problem isn’t only figuring out what to say. It’s also finding people to follow and trying to get people to follow you while at the same time avoiding telling them outright to actually follow you. It’s tricky business, and why I ended up abandoning my account for several months.

Recently, I’ve started using Twitter again, and unsurprisingly immediately started to get overwhelmed. A series of frivolous questions came flowing into my mind. How do I get more followers? How do I find more people to follow? How do I decide who to follow? What do I want to achieve on Twitter? And most importantly, how do I force myself to use Twitter on a regular basis and not want to both cry and die at the same time?

The answers to these questions are unknown at the moment. The plan right now is to take things slowly and at least spend a little bit of time on Twitter on a regular basis. Sigh. I wish I were living in 2004 right now.

3 thoughts on “Help, my Twitter account has fallen and it can’t get up

  1. I signed up for Twitter in 2008. I was very quickly overwhelmed with the amount of people I was following and also became concerned about my followers. I wanted more! After tweeting about pointless things I began to turn to Twitter less and less. I used to socialise on there – and I still do, though mostly through private DM – but now it has become an outlet for me to ask questions to the general public, and share updates to my blog or things I have been reading that I like.

    I don’t bother reading very much of my timeline, I only pay attention to when someone mentions me (I’d be right on top of it then), and I very occasionally ‘check up’ on people I know by visiting their profile and seeing what they have recently tweeted. Whatever. It’s not a big deal to me anymore. I’ve never used Facebook but I suspect if I ever got it, I would treat it in very much the same way. It sounds selfish, but I really am only concerned with myself most of the time when it comes to Twitter. :p

  2. I signed up for Twitter a long time ago, but it took me a while to get into it. Using Twitter lists and having something like Tweetdeck helped because it let me view by my lists instead of the whole feed. It’s a lot less overwhelming that way! I think taking it slow is a good idea. Most of the people who follow me and vice versa are people I know, either online or in person. Start with your friends, and it’ll grow from there! (I just followed you, by the way! I’m puyoda on it.)

  3. I barely use Facebook these days either. Mostly just to update on my forum. As for twitter I use that mostly to keep up with fandoms. XD I don’t post much really.

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