|Posted by bigceebee on January 22, 2012 at 11:55 AM|
In this crazy world we live in, just when I think I’ve seen it all, someone manages to top it. I’ve been scolded, criticized and berated on occasion for promoting my novels on Twitter. Yes, I’m an annoying person who has the nerve to want to sell my thrillers to the public so readers can enjoy them while I make a living. Yeah, shoot me… However, those who know me consider me a highly sociable person who will chat with anyone and treat them with the respect they deserve. Moving forward...
This morning, as I do daily, I was sending out tweets to a list of people who have become good friends over time, telling them, “May your Sunday ROCK!”. These were greetings to friends. These were social tweets. Twenty-three tweets in all, encompassing 154 dear people with whom I regularly chat, sent out over roughly twenty minutes. As I neared the end of my list, I received the following tweet from someone (who will remain nameless):
“Tell them all at once that their Sunday ROCKs. PLEASE”
Hmmm... Apparently my sociability was annoying someone...
Shortly after, while chatting with fellow author and friend, Luke Romyn and a couple of other people, Luke and I received the following tweet from another nameless individual who obviously disliked one of the people we were chatting with:
“@ceebee308 wow you & @LukeRomyn have started fooling around with some trash"
The tweet made no sense in relation to our ongoing conversation, which led me to reply:
“I'm not sure what that means”
This garnered the following response:
"@LukeRomyn @ceebee308 bye enjoy utterly disappointed"
To this, I replied, “You've totally lost me on this...” before blocking this person, effectively putting an end to the inane fiasco.
Clearly, we had been social with the wrong person...
But the morning wasn’t over… Minutes later, Luke and I received this tweet from yet a third nameless person:
"@LukeRomyn @ceebee308 - hey, u guys - don't hug the page, OK ?"
The gentleman obviously meant ‘hog’ the page but, in our usual witty manner, we asked for clarification and received the following response:
"@LukeRomyn @ceebee308 - u fill it w/ tweets. U'r guests,don't overstay ur welcome."
Heartless bastards that we are, we were cluttering this poor soul's timeline with our useless sociability which obviously led me to the question, “Am I too social on social media?”
I don't just write blog posts. I write thrillers too. http://amzn.to/jfbH1k