To tweet or not to tweet

For now, I choose not to tweet.   Though, I did create a Twitter account recently in a valiant effort to boost sales.  You know, invite all these famous people, hoping to land a ‘celebrity endorsement’ or a ‘what I’m reading now’.  There’s one small problem with that idea – others have to agree to follow you.  So, if you have no followers there is no one to receive the desperate requests to endorse / purchase said product – my book, of course.  Instead the tweets remain in cyber world or at MY inbox.  It’s kind of like those frequent, pleading e-mails to Entertainment Weekly  to add me to their Must List and / or Bullseye.    Bet their trash bin is quite full.

So, I stopped.  Besides, tweeting is actually  a lot of pressure.  Think about it.   Trying to send entertaining tidbits of randomness that people actually want to read numerous times every day can be exhausting.  Ugh! Frankly, I struggle on a regular basis just for topics for this blog, that I’m certain is read by very few.  But for those who do – thank you.  For me, this blog is more cathartic than anything.  Shit at the price for therapy now days, this is definitely cheaper.

Also, I don’t have a cell phone, so  I had to tweet from my computer.  That’s not as fun.  With this tweeting thing, it’s those spur of the moment moments that really capitalize on the moment.  Hopefully that made sense.  Because, once again, forced tweeting from the computer totally kills the spontaneity.

So for now my tweeting days are over, I will remain unfollowed and I will be … content.

I did read this the other day and thought it would be fun to include, especially considering my ‘no phone thing’.   I guess not including her in my initial tweet list was probably a good decision.
Shailene Woodley isn’t your typical Hollywood star, and you definitely won’t be seeing her buried in her cell phone anytime soon. In a recent interview with the Daily Beast, the “Divergent” star said that she — GASP! — doesn’t own a cell phone. The 23-year–old explained, “I’m not a big technology person. I don’t even have a smartphone. I don’t even have a cell phone! And if I were to have one, it would be a flip phone.”

Her decision to be mobile-free came after she realized there’s “a bigger lack of camaraderie and community than there’s ever been.” And since ditching the electronics, Shailene admits the outcome has bettered her communication. “Since I got rid of my phone, [I’m] having to pull over and be like, ‘Hey, buddy — do you know how to get here?’ I’m talking to people more than I’ve ever talked to in my life because I no longer have that crutch,” she explained. “The more you get away from all the technological buzz, the more freedom you have.”

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