Thursday, January 16, 2014

Twitter is a Jewish mother

No one can guilt you quite like a Jewish mother, the Catholics are close but those Jewish mothers, they know how to make you toe the line, and that's what Twitter feels like to me.

There are so many things wrong with Twitter, I don't even know were to start. Most of all, I just don't get it. It feels like the most one sided conversation ever. And when it's not one sided, I still don't get it. I feel like if I'm not glued to my phone at all times I'm not participating.

I had all the tweets coming to my phone and my battery was dead in an hour and I was hyper ventilating because I felt like I should be responding but I had nothing to say! Oh no, I'm the worst follower ever!Guilt! Guilt! Guilt!

I realize all these people posting are not sitting around wondering why I'm not replying or retweeting or favoriting or whatever it is I'm supposed to do, I still feel guilty.

I mean, they are putting it out there for all the world, of course they want a response. It is my responsibility as a follower to respond, it kind of strokes their egos right? I should do that, right? Well I don't.

I tried actively tweeting for a while, but it made no sense to me. I  tried reading other people's tweets and I found myself getting upset. First of all, the grammar makes my eyes bleed. Also, mean girls, every-freaking-where. I can't stand all this bashing of this person, you're too fat, you're too skinny, you have a big nose and on and on and on. I feel guilty just reading it.

I have a Twitter feed, I follow people on Twitter because everyone wants people to follow them, it's like being popular in high school. Here's the thing, if I'm following you, I'm not reading a word you tweet. Please don't expect a reply, I follow only to boost your followers, not because I want to stress myself out trying to stay up to date with your tweets. I really can't handle the guilt so you should know right now, I'll follow but I won't pay attention.

The picture at the top of this page, from Two Broke Girls sums up perfectly how I feel about Twitter. Instagram on the other hand,  I love, and I always look at your pictures and read what you write, cause I can read, but I do love pictures.


  1. First of all, why is yesterday's post and today's post JUST now posting to my dashboard? (Not that it's your fault...just wanted you to be aware).

    Twitter can drive you mad. I finally figured out the settings to make sure I only received notifications when someone replied or favorited something I said. As for responding or jumping into a conversation? I only do that when I actually have something to add.

    Luckily, I haven't witnessed the mean-girl stuff because that would turn me off Twitter pretty quickly. Instagram isn't something I've jumped on board with - mainly because isn't that an Apple app? and because I'm already overwhelmed with the little social media that I do partake in.

    1. Instagram is an android app and I love it. Pretty pictures everywhere! I don't know what is wrong with the feed. I can never figure out how to make this blog stuff work right the first time! What am I supposed to say on Twitter? I think my blog link still posts there and sometimes I post my instagram pictures but most of the time I just don't have anything to say!


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