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4 August 2019

An Appreciation For Twitter

We see blogger’s writing posts about how to beat the Instagram algorithm, how to use Pinterest effectively and why Facebook is the cause of all unnecessary drama. But (please correct me if I’m wrong here!) I’ve never seen a blogger write a post about Twitter. Maybe it’s because Twitter is the one app that doesn’t give us grief on a daily basis.

An Appreciation For Twitter


Instead of bashing certain social media platforms, let’s praise one! After Facebook, Twitter was the second social media platform that caught my interest and I signed up back in the Internet dark ages of 2009. Even 10 years ago, social media was never seen as a massive hype. How things evolve eh?



I never really understood the purpose of Twitter when I first created an account. Probably because it wasn’t a popular platform back in 2009. Facebook seemed to be hogging all of the glory. Remember the days you used to ‘poke’ people? Ah, fun times.



Anyway, Twitter involved us learning how to write and send tweets with maximum of 140 characters to play around with. The skill not having to make a grammatical error and try and come across as making sense. That boys and girls was and is a skill. Now Twitter has kindly gifted us with double the amount of characters and now we have 280 characters to write mini stories instead of just a sentence. People who didn’t use Twitter before the 280 character tweet allowance was introduced will never know the hardship of what we had to go through tweeting before that.

An Appreciation For Twitter



Twitter has become such an easy going social media platform to use. Ok, there can be drama on there sometimes, but I don’t think it’s as half as much as I see on Facebook.



One thing that I do love about Twitter is the friends I have made. Having Cystic Fibrosis means I can’t meet anybody else with CF due to cross infection rules. This means I can only really speak to them online, or five feet apart *winks*. Talking to them through Twitter has allowed me to make friends which wouldn’t be possible in real life.



Also because of promoting my blog posts through Twitter and getting involved with weekly blog based Twitter chats, I have made new online friends through that. I get to speak to different bloggers from all over the UK, and even the world because of Twitter. The app is so accessible to me and I think that’s the main reason Twitter is still one of my favourite apps.


An Appreciation For Twitter



So this post is me saying HELL YEAH to Twitter for being the most consistent app and for being one of my favourite apps for many years!


Let me know the reasons why you love Twitter!
Lucy

18 comments:

  1. I love this post! Is totally different and yeah! I remember when the twitter was the best social media and you can to be yourself without edited pictures with the false perfect life as an instagram. Regards from Panama

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  2. Love the positive vibe here! I think we don't talk about Twitter because it's easy to understand (unlike Pinterest) and isn't problematic (unlike Instagram) so it's just...there. I love Twitter, it's definitely my favourite social media platform and I can't see that changing any time soon x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Absolutely Sophie, as it doesn't give us any problems, we don't mention it! x

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  3. I actually really like twitter as well. It's awesome!

    www.fashionradi.com

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  4. I love this idea! Twitter is by far my favourite social media and it actually WORKS. Getting your tweet within the 140 characters literally is a skill, these kids signing up today with 280 characters have no clue how lucky they are haha x

    Katie | www.katieyvonne.co.uk

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    1. Yes they don’t have a clue of the struggle we went through years ago! x

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  5. I totally agree - hell yeah to Twitter! I've always got on well with Twitter and it's definitely my most popular platform. I've made so many friends through it too!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. It's such a great app to make friends through!

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  6. I'm a full on Twitter supporter. It's my favourite platform. I think why people don't talk about it is because it's easy to use and words like 'algorithm' don't crop up as much! X

    Megan | https://meganelizabethlifestyle.com/

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    1. Exactly Megan, Twitter doesn't cause us any problems! x

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  7. Twitter is by far my favourite social media, I've always preferred it to Instagram because it's just so easy and stress free to use! Thanks for sharing x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿 www.kayleighzaraa.com

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    1. It really is stress free Kayleigh, it doesn't give us any grief! x

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  8. I absolutely adore Twitter. I have my personal account where I've followed celebs I like for years and I love getting the snapshots into their lives - do you remember the days when all you'd know was from the magazine interviews?

    But my real love grew with my blogging account. I connected with other Autistics first and it helped to normalise a lot of my experiences when I found other people like me. Then I became more involved with the blogging community and made some great blogging friends and I honestly don't know what I'd do without you all now!

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    1. Aww this is such a lovely comment lovely! I'm glad you have found an amazing use for Twitter! x

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  9. You can tweet with 280 characters in Twitter now? LOL! I didn't know that. I just started using Twitter again this month and ohh I miss this platform. I see honest to goodness tweets from friends that they wouldn't dare post on FB! I'm convinced that I should use it more often. Btw, found your blog through twitter :)

    - Hazel https://dressmeupbuttercup.com

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    1. Twitter is such a great app, it's one you definitely need to use more often!

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