I feel like everyone – well – I – spin my wheels for nothing while gathering twitter followers. The fact that your worth is weighed by how many followers you have – well – is bullshit. (Well, actually my husband, Scott, gathers the followers, and even tweets on my behalf sometimes, which causes an argument. That is another story.)
Who are these people? Are they just other people spinning their wheels, so they have more numbers? Are they Russian hookers? Scammers? Terrorists? Or just people like me. And as far as some of the celebs, are they really tweeting? Or do they have a staff that handles their stuff?
I’m sure some of the comedians use their own words. I want to tweet when I have something…well…clever to say. (Or just a pissed off rant, limited to 140 characters, trying to right a wrong.) Not just pushing my music on the world. Sure, I’d like more people to hear my music, read my blogs, read my book, watch my TED talk, but the world is saturated! And who are all of these other people? Do they care what you are saying? I would say the majority don’t. Why? They just want you to follow them back and get more NUMBERS of followers. I want to follow people who have something to say. To make me think, or laugh. CONTENT.
I know I am guilty of judging. I see someone with 100,000 followers and think, “Wow. This guy must be important. Ooh. I hope he follows me, and maybe retweets my stuff to 100,000.”
And then you have random people asking you to like their Facebook page. I don’t even know who the fuck you are! For what reason should I like you? Oh. Because I’m just a nice person, so I’ll do it for a total stranger. And, well, I usually do. I think, “Sure, I’ll like you.” CLICK. But when it comes down to it, why is our entire society now just a popularity contest? Some of the coolest kids in school were not popular. It makes me want to pull out my hair!
This semi-rant all came about this morning when some guy in England was conversing with me,(Private messaging via twitter), telling me how he wrote a song in an hour. Did a video in an hour, and social media “liked” it. What the fuck does that mean? And why am I taking minutes of my LIFE to do this shit? (Well, again, it’s Scott doing most of it.)
So we had another fight, because he tweeted stuff again, about my career and my music, and, well, I don’t speak that way! I would never say it like that! Not that it was bad. It’s just not my voice. But then again, who gives a fuck? Who are these people? And do they even care?
I’m just disgusted. I’d rather spend my time being creative…creating quality…rather than looking for quantity. (Which is also why Scott is the one building my profile.) In my day, I’d have to walk 50 miles, barefoot in the snow to tweet. Just call me old fashioned, but I don’t like the bullshit.
You don’t have to like this.