A Twitter Birdie Told Me...

by - 8:35 AM

There are two types of people on Twitter: people who are tweeting with a purpose and people who have no freaking idea what they are doing. Unsurprisingly, I'm one of the latter.
I joined Twitter in November 2014, mostly out of boredom. At first I wanted to use it as a way to promote my blog. Then I realized I didn't really understand Twitter... Hashtags weren't my thing and following or tweeting random people made me feel like a creepy stalker. Talking to some other bloggers I already knew was fun though, so I stuck with that for a long long time...

Recently, however, I've discovered the awesomeness of Twitter chats like #bloglanders and #TheGirlGang. Since joining chats every now and then, I've started looking at Twitter differently. My conclusion: I'm still bad at promoting my blog, but I'm the best at tweeting random nonsense, as all of my old tweets will prove in this post.

Ah, my first tweet. I think I wanted to be like a reverse hipster or something. "I'm using Twitter ironically 'cause it seems kinda cool". Well, at least it was more original than "OMG my first tweet!"

One of the first things I ever did on Twitter was 'singing' The Hanging Tree with Kanra from The Lunar Descent. Not just the chorus, no, we sang it from start to finish. If you ask me, we deserved that applause.

Not much later I started to post my little epiphanies as well.

The frustration right here is real. I just don't like horses and apparently I felt the need to share that with the world. In fact, I ended up yelling "I don't like horses!" at my friend. Eventually I decided that this wasn't the way to go on Twitter and went on to share other things.

I was going to try to tweet loads of positive things. At least daily. College got in the way of that plan big time.

After I finished my first year internship I could finally go back to tweeting awesome stuff. Well, awesome... At the time my dad and I liked to wear boxes as hats. Don't ask me why, we just did and had so much fun in doing so. I figured everyone should know about how great life can be when you wear a box on your head.

My dad became a regular character in my tweets. We're very close and we don't just do silly thing like having box hat parties. Sometimes we have very interesting discussion about world politics, history, current affairs - yet the silliness always seems to win and so tweets like this one end up on my page. As a result my dad keeps asking: 'Am I famous on the internet already?' Sorry dad, not yet.

Occasionally I life tweet events. That wasn't part of the plan when I made my profile, but it seemed fun when the occasion presented itself. Now I don't tweet events like the EMAs or the Eurovision Song Festival. No, that's too mainstream. Instead I live tweeted the time I was stranded in Rotterdam when the subway system was down. I took a huge detour through town and tweeted about all the lovely buildings I waved at.

Twitter became my way of letting my blog buddies know exactly what I was doing, where I was going and which adventures I was having. Now those adventures were usually just as interesting as this tweet, but it felt good to share the funny details in life in 140 characters.

And of course I couldn't help myself when it came to sharing my achievements. No matter how small, I'd share them on Twitter. Now that I think about it, I probably share the little achievements more than the big ones. Maybe that's because very few things can beat that feeling of pure euphoria when you throw something into the wastebasket at first attempt. It's simply wonderful.

Now this tweet right here is where it all changed. I'd set my goals for 2016 and was ready to start working for it. I didn't know how I was going to do that, but I knew I was going to have to use Twitter more. Join some chats maybe. Cake has the power to motivate me in any situation. I figured I'd needed to promote myself more on Twitter. I was ready to be more professional...

...yet still I can't resist the urge to tweet the most random things at times. A personality test says that I'm a plant? My friends use it as a nickname for me? Tweet!
I can't help it, I just love sharing my random thoughts. I hope they make some people smile when they have a bad day. And so I try to make my timeline a mix of blog promotions and randomness. Although the randomness still dominates my timeline. Especially when there's a big sports tournament going on.

Still not convinced that you should start stalking me on Twitter too? Maybe this'll help you decide: I'm always up for a chat and occasionally I even tweet something cool! Something like this, for example.

So, see you there? You can find me at @Envy_Fisher.

Stay Awesome!

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  1. Replies
    1. Haha, that's good to hear. It gives me the motivation to tweet more.

  2. I really enjoyed redaing those tweets! I'm not aloud to have a twitter acount sadly though :(

    1. Oh, that's too bad! Twitter is a great way to connect with other bloggers, I'm sure you'd love it!

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  4. Ahahahaha! Your tweets are hilarious!!


    1. Thank you :D I try my best to keep them interesting.

  5. Your posts are so interesting. You're a gifted storyteller. :)
    - Vee

    1. Oh thank you so much Vee, that compliment means the world to me!

  6. I'm obsessed with twitter! Aren't those chats the best thing ever?

    Not Your Type Blog

    1. They're the best thing for sure! I'm totally in love with them now :P


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