Since a friend of mine finally convinced me after 2 years, that Twitter was WAY better than Facebook, I've been completely addicted.
I started my Twitter account 11/17/2010.
I am known as @llvvzz ~ but sometimes I don't really know who I am or supposed to be on Twitter.
I am a Medical Doctor by training, but I have many life experiences, including a dysfunctional upbringing, traveled the world, extremely brilliant parents who are both physicians and experts in comparative religions, pop culture and all things cool.
(Follow My Dad on Twitter ~ http://twitter.com/TheGitaLectures )
I think all the various inputs and my natural ability to digest vasts amounts of information, make me quite confusing to understand. At least, I feel confused.
For example, I have a strong personality and will stand up for what's right, but get easily hurt if someone who cares for me gets upset. I work in a predominately male field, but was trained as a model and dress like a hooker. I can be extremely philosophical and globally minded and then just want to go shopping. I am usually extremely open minded and accepting and then find myself judging. I'm a wild party girl, yet I haven't been out for a good time in over a year. I swear a lot in my tweets, but in DM I feel embarrassed when someone crosses the line. I'm very serious and randomly I say something mildly amusing.
I think lack of uniform style has become my style.
I am a behavior analyst by training and notice trends. Since I spend a lot of time on Twitter, I notice Twitter trends and sometimes make comments of things I've noticed. Sometimes I see different things and then try to make positive changes. For example, Follow Friday (#FF).
Follow Friday is something I learned about my third week on Twitter. So, wanting to fit in, I #FF everyone on my follow list. At the time I only had a few followers and they were obviously all following each other anyway.
Now, I have built so many wonderful relationships with people who have been so wonderful to me along the way, I want to #FF them every week because I think #FF is a way of publicly expressing love for someone you care about. But, now the list has grown long and I talk to many people in DM every day anyway, where I can tell them how much I love them. In regards to gaining followers, is #FF really that effective? I don't know. But I DO know that in regards to #FF (1) If I keep mentioning the same people that I adore every week, it feels redundant (2) people complain about their timelines being bombarded with lists of names, (3) It's starting to feel like a job as it's taking me longer and longer each week and (4) I don't know if it's useful.
All that aside, if it really made a difference and people wanted it, I would most certainly do it religiously. I am extremely grateful to everyone that has welcomed me into their lives and been so loving and wonderful. People talk a lot of crap, but I've found that beneath it all, everyone just wants to be loved and respected.
To accommodate all of these issues, I started a second account specifically for #FF. Some people found it nice, some people found it weird and one person felt that the stars from the second account weren't as valuable as the stars from the first account and bitterly unfollowed me in spite of me being the only one that starred his tweets.
Guys, I have NO idea what I'm doing. I am just trying to solve what I perceived were problems in the best way I know how.
I also spend A LOT of time talking in DM. I do that because I've been told that no one wants to hear me talk with people on my timeline. Also, it's been a more intimate way to get to know people as well as personally thank them instead of #FF.
I do know that there were people that gave me the time of day when I just started and took their time to star my crappy tweets. It meant EVERYTHING to me to be validated by my heroes.
I'm not a comedian and I'm not trying to be funny.
I'm nothing anyone should be worried about or concerned with when it comes to Twitter. I have NO Twitter goals nor secret agenda. I'm not trying to take the spot light off any one. In fact, quite the opposite. I LOVE promoting people and their projects and their tweets.
Anyway, long story long, I have absolutely no idea what contributes to people listening to anything I have to say and I'm just fumbling along, trying to find my niche.
Thanks for all the great-hearted people out there! You make it worth it!
I love all of you guys!
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