Notice: This entry was published 5 years ago and may no longer reflect my views today.
I will now show my internet age and admit it: I don’t get Twitter. I signed up six years ago and never use it much. I can’t wrap my head around constantly updating something in 140 characters or less. And hashtags, what’s the deal with that?
It’s odd because I use Tumblr obsessively, and I totally get that. In fact, I often post short blurbs that could definitely qualify for Twitter. But I don’t because I don’t see the point. Perhaps it’s because a lot of my online friends are on Tumblr, and anyone I stumble upon there is generally on the same wavelength as me. My dashboard is really just my mutual follows reblogging each other. Plus, I can show off my true colors as pure weaboo trash and no one bats an eyelash. Tumblr is where I belong.
I don’t know much people on Twitter. That’s the number one reason I don’t get it; I feel like I’m voicing my tweets to the void. I’ve yet to click with it. I have been making an effort to use it more often, and I mostly tweet about webdev things. If you’d like to help me understand Twitter better, feel free to add me! I’m @SWEETraiscake. I’d love to have more friends on my feed. I really do hope to use Twitter, as it seems to be an integral part of the webdev community.
But you know, I generally don’t get these new social media finaggles. Medium is another one that baffles me. I get that it lets multiple users publish articles, curated under varying topics. Mass guest blogging, if you will, but not really because it’s not reverse chronological. I’m sure it’s great for bringing traffic to your own blog, but if I want to write a meaningful article, I want it on my own blog. That’s the reason I keep one in the first place: to consolidate all of my writing. I don’t get it.
Have I been away from blogging too long? Is that why I don’t get these things? I know the purpose behind them and I understand the appeal, but I can’t get myself into them. Social media looks so exhausting.
How about you? Are there some things on the internet that you don’t get? How do you maintain your social media presence? I could use some tips.