I’ve reluctantly joined the rest of the 21st century in signing up for various social networks. I enjoy Twitter and of course I’m a blogaholic, but I’m not that enamored of FaceBook – I’m there but I have ALL the privacy boxes checkmarked so none of my stuff is visible to the public. And I think I have less than 20 friends — it’s almost not worth signing in. Even my church has a FB page now and is encouraging all the congregation to “spiritually” network. I haven’t decided about that yet. Sometimes I feel a bit stifled by having my pastors as FB friends – like God is looking back at me through the screen “Careful what you type, Linda, I’m watching.” Then again these people have read my blogs and they know I”m a totally flawed human being who is nowhere near to reaching any state of holiness and they probably (and rightfully) suspect I’m slightly off kilter so to speak. But I’m getting off subject…
While I have made tons of super bloggy friends and many of us are Tweeting away on a daily basis, I’m absolutely perplexed at the amount of people who want to follow me. These are not your average folks – nor do the vast majority have the slightest interest in common with me except perhaps the fact we both have access to the online world. I suspect I am just in the list of thousands of twitterers who get followed simply to allow other tweeters to load up their numbers. Who really cares how many people follow you? I don’t, but I guess in some circles this is important.
Today I noticed my followers had increased again and for at least the 10th time my “friend” Britney is back. Now for all my Twitter buds, you know who I’m talking about — the broad who is holding on to what we all euphemistically refer to as “the microphone”. I have blocked this broad over and over and still she finds me and follows my tweets – I’m not real crazy about being twitter-stalked by a porn queen I can assure you.
I also have some new friends who want to train me in various ways to get rid of my anxiety and stress. I’ve found a great stress reliever is to block them. Muahahahaha. This morning a kitchen supplier, a puzzle maker and Outdoor Tent Supply also decided to follow me — what could I be tweeting that is of any possible interest to them? Dunno.
TVOnlineforFree just showed up – from the Netherlands — why me? I also have some folks who want to help me grow my business. What business? I don’t have a business and even if I did I’m not sure that’s any of their business.
Block, block, block. Gotta expect some goofballs and porn queens to sneak in amongst the good tweeps. Social networking is getting a little too social — but blocking is as close to a Twitter condom as I’ve found. Dear Twitter — please work on this. Thank you.