Twitter: the dark side, or the light of the blogging community?

Hello friends, happy Wednesday! How are you today? I hope you’re reading wonderful books and overall having a great week. If not, it will get better, and I am sending you hugs. Today I am back with my bi-monthly feature, where I’m chatting about blogging…and I wanted to talk about quite a sensitive topic today, Twitter and its dark sides.

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Among the thousand of advice you can get in these newbie book bloggers blog posts, Twitter is almost always part of the top ten. Join Twitter they say, it’s a wonderful plateform for the community. It’s a idea you don’t want to miss out on, because many great things are awaiting there. The book blogging community on Twitter is huge, and thing is, they make some noise. You will always find someone to talk to, no matter what hour of the day or night because well, time difference sometimes doesn’t suck at all. It’s easier and quicker to reach to some book bloggers you love and want to talk to. Really, just go on Twitter, they say, it’s almost a MUST if you want to live the blogging adventure fully.

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They’re not entirely wrong, and I’m not here to bash on Twitter. I have been on the social media for years now, first with a personal account, and then since I started this blog almost two years ago, on a Twitter account dedicated to my blog. And if, let’s face it,ย  being on Twitter won’t be the ultimate thing you have to do to become a famous book blogger and all, it did WONDERS in terms of connection. I connected with book bloggers more, and discovered so many new people. I participated in Twitter Chats, talked about books, laughed and shared my feelings on a book, always found someone to fangirl with. I got to know the community A LOT more, and for that, I am SO thankful.

That being said, Twitter isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, at all. Just like in life, it’s not all black or white either, and then happens a time where something happens. You log onto Twitter in the morning, evening, no matter what the day, and people are changed. Words are thrown, against authors, against books, against ships, against well, basically everything you can think of. There is DRAMA. A community, and people loving and sharing their thoughts about books, can’t really be free of these dramas. But, with 140 characters and something, an opinion can, very quickly, provoke some kind of tsunami and spread all around the blogosphere. It happens with some decisions the author made about a book. It happens with diversity in books. Really, it happens with a lot of things. And it’s TIRING. ALL this negativity. And how come bad feeling spread so fast, but we often forget to spread positivity and love? WHY are we suddenly so mean to each other, to the books we love, or not, but at least should RESPECT? What happened to respecting the author’s choices, embracing what’s needed in the world, just, *insert a bad word here* RESPECT each other’s opinion and share some LOVE once and for all? It is SO, so easy to get carried away. If someone hates and / or criticize my favorite author, I surely would get mad. ESPECIALLY if it’s said in the wrong way. There are ways to say things, and there are also WAYS to keep things for yourself. Often, respect is forgotten authors are being targeted for their bookish decisions, and… just, why. What is the point of creating, spreading, and just keeping on making this drama live?

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It’s all shades of grey, really, and it’s just a matter of following the right people, and remembering the positives and GOOD things about this community. If you ask me, Twitter is a great pillar of this community. It allows us to share, to connect, to tighten some blogging relationships, to create trends, to chat with amounts of incredible twitter chats such as the #teenbloggerschat, the #ukyachat and so many more – I couldn’t quote them all, and for the time difference I can’t participate in these, but just, you will find them. When bloggers tell you, newbies or not, to get on Twitter and find the community, they are not talking about this drama-crazy community. They’re talking about these people talking endlessly about books, sharing their feelings, blog posts and overall LOVE for authors, diversity, BOOKS.

It’s not, and it doesn’t have to be all about dramas. It’s 140 characters (more now, but well) to share your love. To have fun, to connect with the community. No place or blogging community is free of dramas, but if we all could be a little more positive and respectful, it would be a little better. On that, I want to mention my friend and fantastic blogger Becca, crazy mind behind the Positivity Project on which you should subscribe right now. And share LOVE.

Are you on Twitter, and if so, do yo have a Twitter account related to your blog? Do you think it’s useful? Would you recommend using this social media? ๐Ÿ˜Š

What do you think of all the drama starting on Twitter? Let’s chat in commentsย ๐Ÿ’ฌ

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81 thoughts on “Twitter: the dark side, or the light of the blogging community?

  1. This is exactly why I don’t use social media. In my view, there’s absolutely no need to spread such hatred. Opinions are one thing – downright hate is another. I don’t want to be around or part of something that can turn so nasty so quickly.

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  2. I am on twitter, but have few flareups, usually because I keep my head below the parapet. That said there are a few things that get my goat: sexism/misogyny and just plain stupidity.

    When someone makes a (to me) stupid comment, I tend to challenge them asking for evidence – credible source material (so not Fox News, News Corp, Daily Mail Newspaper), peer reviewed journals, fact checking sites like snopes.com…….if you’re information is correct and credible then feel free to change my mind!

    However, the number of people who explode when challenged to show that it’s more than a bigoted belief system is amazing (let’s face it – it’s why I do it!). I’ve been called: Left Wing, Right Wing, Lesbian, “PC Brigade”, men-hating, slut, stupid and all other things, simply by asking “where’s the proof?”. I’ve managed to go from engagement to blocking in 4 tweets, because the other person couldnt cope with a woman going “no, justify yourself”

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    1. You’re right to challenge them and ask them for proof, sometimes it’s just plain annoying when people feel free to bash on others people, disrespect their opinions or tell someone he or she is wrong without even having something real to support their argument. I hate when that happens. People can so easily be mean, especially behind a computer screen. I though try to stay away from the drama as much as I can, and focus on the positive side of being on Twitter, such as talking to nice people ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. I, honestly, haven’t seen any of the drama everyone talks about on Twitter until days after it’s happens, and someone’s compiled a post about it.

    I think its because with the genres I blog about, I’m not really a part of the larger spheres.

    It’s my preferred form of social media!

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    1. Oh well that’s quite lucky for you ๐Ÿ™‚ I tend to miss lots of the dramas, and it’s one of the rare times when I am actually thankful for time difference haha. Twitter is such a great form of social media, and we all should enjoy it and make it the best possible place to share about what we love ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  4. I agree with so much of this post! I love Twitter so much for all the fun and its greatness but recently so much drama has risen and so much hurtful things are going on! I understand to some degree what is going on (with all the issues that people want to put forward and talk about) but RESPECT is a key thing that needs to be maintained and its not in the slightest! I am so happy for the positivity that remains running (you being one of the lovely people to keep pushing it forward!) and I really hope it keeps going!

    I’ll definitely be checking out those chats because they provide for such a welcoming and great community ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Aww thank you so much my forever crazy, I am so glad you enjoyed this post! ๐Ÿ™‚ I agree, and I think it’s GOOD and important to talk about different issues going on in the bookish community, but it needs to be done with respect, and that part is way too often forgotten, which creates tons of drama ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Thank you SO much! I wish I could participate in more chats, but time zones aren’t friendly with me at all ahah.

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  5. I have a twitter account with a small following, like you said it mostly is nice to connect with other readers @ all ours of the day/night. Other than that, Twitter & I haven’t really connected lol & that’s ok, it isn’t for everyone. I am very put off by drama & when I open Twitter & see it all ablaze, I quickly exit my app. It’s just not a place to have a civilized conversation, everyone has bravado (not in a good way) behind a screen/keyboard smh. Great Post btw ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Haha, you’re right, that’s exactly what I do as well. Whenever there is drama going on, I tend to close the app and come back later when I know it’s over and everything’s okay again, or at least for a little while.It’s great though to have twitter, I think it’s a great way to find and connect with book bloggers ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. I absolutely love Twitter! I do use my twitter account for my blog and I think it’s super handy to get in touch with more people and stay up to date with all the latest news. I would love to participate in some Twitter Chats but I kinda have the same problem as you: because of the time zone difference I’m usually too late to the party ๐Ÿ™‚ but that’s okay, I still like reading through all the questions and answers.
    There has been a lot of negativity and drama on Twitter, but I honestly try to just stay away from all that. It’s easy to get angry sometimes, but I think instead of responding and adding to the drama it’s better to just close twitter for a while and go focus on the positive. (not saying that’s always possible of course ๐Ÿ™‚ ) But I fell in love with the book blogging community for all the fun and positivity, so I try to focus on that!

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    1. OH I’m glad I’m not the only one missing all of the twitter chats because of time zones haha. It makes me so sad, but I couldn’t get up at 4 am just for a twitter chat, haha. Thankfully I found tons of people to connect with thanks to twitter, and I’m so grateful for that ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m trying to stay away from the negativity as well, it’s the best thing to do, I think! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much! โค

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  7. I’ve never found twitter to be that connecting, though that might have more to do with myself not really interacting with other people. I’m super introverted, even online… But I do find it a fun place to look at who’s doing what and what’s happening in the world of books and book bloggers. Maybe it’s because I treat it more as a news feed kind of thing? It’s a nice way to stay up to date on latest happenings.
    I tend to stay far, far away from all the drama. No drama for me, thanks. I really commend the authors who have to deal with all the hate they receive, which makes me really sad because it’s just another problem added to their mountain of problem they have to tackle.

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    1. Oh well I understand your feeling. I have to say, Twitter is kind of a newsfeed as well for me, though I try more and more to connect, participate to twitter chats and engage with other book bloggers ๐Ÿ™‚ you’re so right, all the drama is so annoying and I feel so sad for all the authors having to cope with this every day ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  8. YES GIRL PREACH โค๏ธโค๏ธ
    1. This posts basically says everything I couldn’t put into words about twitter. It’s got such potential to be a place of love, but oh boy, the drama!
    2. IS THAT MY POSITVITY PROJECT MENTIONED?? OMG THANKS!!! I’m so glad you shared, I hope as many people as possible can be part of he creativity โ˜บ๏ธ

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  9. I have used Facebook and Instagram as social media platforms for my blog pretty much since the blog started. I only just started with Twitter last month urged to use it by our eldest daughter. I am still not convinced I need it or that I want to continue with it, but for the time being I shall keep going and see what happens!

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    1. Twitter is a great place, but to be honest I don’t know how it is for every blogging community. I know the book blogging community is pretty huge on there, and there are lots of chats happening for instance, but I’m not sure that’s the case as much for travel blogger or anything. I hope you’ll enjoy it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!

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  10. I personally love Twitter because of the community and how it allows me to have amazing friends all over the world who share my opinions. I was really hesitant to join simply because I hate drama of any kind, but I’m really glad I did now because it connected me with some amazing writers and bookworms. There is drama, but I’m the kind of person who just scrolls on past it if it pops up in my timeline. If someone’s being horrible, there’s always the unfollow button! My Twitter started out as a personal account to interact with the NaNoWriMo community, but I changed my username when I started blogging, and now I use the same account, (under my pen name), for both blogging and personal.

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    1. I understand your fear. To be honest, I had no idea Twitter was a place of so much drama in the community. That being said, I’m still really happy to have joined, because just like you, it brought me incredible friends and bookworms, and it’s so great ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much! (And Yay!! are you doing NaNoWriMo as well this year?)

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  11. I don’t have a Twitter account for my blog yet, I do have a personal one but I am very rarely on it and honestly only got it so my sister could tag me in her statuses. Creating one for my blog is on my to-do list but I doubt I’ll get around to it for a while yet, I need to create a Goodreads account first. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Still I’ve heard a lot about the drama that comes from the bookish Twitter side. I guess its unavoidable because you get drama everywhere don’t you. It’s not so much on WordPress but in general whenever people have differing opinions you get drama coming from that! Great post Marie โค although I feel until I have my own bookish twitter account I probably don't know much about what really happens there! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. YES, Beth, Goodreads first, why don’t you have a Goodreads yet? I need to see EVERYTHING you’re reading, to make my TBR grow impossibly long, haha.
      You’re so right, I guess drama can start anywhere, and in a community of people with differnet opinions, it’s meant to happen at some point ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you Beth!! โค

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      1. It’s on my to-do list, I know I really really really need to make an account I just need to find the time to actually get around to it. But the more reviews I post the longer it’s going to take me to create and update my account!
        But when I do create one I’ll let you know and you can see all the books on my to-read list! ๐Ÿ˜€
        I’m just glad it doesn’t seem to happen on WordPress.
        That’s all right. โค

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  12. Great idea to do a post on this considering the amount of hatred or drama their has been Marie ๐Ÿ™‚ I myself have a Twitter for my blog which I do use but I do end up forgetting sometimes haha, I also have a personal one. I tend to try stay away from alot of the drama, if I see something I really think is horrible then I don’t bring myself to even comment back to the person. I feel so bad on authors who are getting bashed by so many people. It definitely is as you say all about Respect, frankly I am usually so shocked people have the audacity to talk to another human being in such a derogatory way.

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    1. Thank you so much! โค I understand, and it's better to stay away from all of the drama, it's definitely not worth it ๐Ÿ™‚ I feel really bad for the authors who have to handle that every day, at times, people really do tend to forget respect way too easily ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
      Thank you so much! โค

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  13. Great post, Marie! I don’t consider myself a huge Twitter user and honestly often find myself at a loss for what to say other than stuff about books, haha. I also tend to miss all the drama mostly because I’m not on it that much, but every time it happens I’m always super amazed at how quickly people get offended and misunderstand one another… sometimes for very little things (imo), and how quickly an opinion could devolve into a huge argument.

    Maybe I’m just too passive a person, but I also don’t get offended that often – my reaction when things like the Bre Faucheux thing happened was more “this person comes across as real racist and ridiculous” rather than “omg!! must call out!”. I’m often just too lazy to engage and would rather ignore, but maybe if everyone in the world is like me change would never happen, and that’s a bad thing. I suppose for me if someone is so convinced that they are right enough to put out a video about it, they won’t change their mind no matter what you say… so I just don’t try. Again, maybe that’s a bad thing. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Ahah, I get it, well most of the time you won’t find me tweeting away about my life, I don’t like to share too much, and sometimes it’s hard just to talk about books. But reading what other people have to say and engage with them is great, I think ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess in a way, it’s great if you’re not on it that much, and missing all of the drama, you’re not missing anything capital but lack of respect and people going crazy for a while, haha. Thing is, I don’t think it’s too much of a bad thing not to engage in these. We do need people to speak up, obviously, and raise against what’s wrong and all, otherwise nothing would change, but if every single person talked on Twitter it would quickly make too big of a mess for everyone. Unless it’s a huge matter (meaning: not these Twitter dramas that are sometimes a bit childish. Sometimes, because when it’s about “good issues” like diversity and stuff, it’s important), I guess it’s okay to stay away from it. I do it, too, ahah.
      Thank you so much Reg! โค

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      1. To be completely honest, though, sometimes I’m a bit nosey as well and kind of wanna know when/how the drama started so I can figure out what my opinion/reaction would be if I was in the circumstance. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with calling out someone when they deserve it, but I don’t agree with trolling that person and big-name authors/bloggers posting that person’s name and telling their followers to call out that person. Like, it just creates more drama? I’ve never seen it happen civilly, and I think when you’re wanting to change someone’s mind, civil discussions are a must rather than attacking them and making them go on the defensive. ๐Ÿ˜›

        Diversity is another thing. I had a whole discussion post written out on my thoughts on it, but I didn’t polish it in time to post it last month. Maybe this month I’ll get on and actually do it.

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      2. Oh I get it, ahah, sometimes I wonder where all of this comes from, but I refrain myself from looking further, otherwise I’ll just get mad at myself, and at other people even more ahah. Exactly! It annoys me how quickly people forget to be civil and all.
        Ohhh well I will be looking forward to that diversity blog post, I’d love to hear your thoughts about that โค

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  14. PREACH GIRL.
    I honestly had no idea how great Twitter was until I joined it. So many books, so many people, so much fun!
    But before long, I started to see the darker side – the nasty side, where people are mean, and rude, and just plain horrible.
    You’re totally right – it depends on who you follow, and most importantly, who you allow to affect you.
    Wonderful post – very inspired, and I don’t think I’ve seen a post like it before! โค

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  15. These past few weeks this has been something I have been thinking a lot about and actually, somebody tried to do something about all the negativity. Check out #BloggerPositivityMovement on social media. I’ve actually written a short note on my blog, check it out if you want ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Sometimes, I honestly don’t understand what all the fuss is about. If you didn’t like the ending of a book or that the girl your favourite character loved dies, then this is OK, but some people over do it. I have heard authors being basically harassed and THREATENED (I mean wtf?) because readers didn’t like some thing or other. This is just ridiculous. Just don’t know who to pity more: the people harassing or the ones being harassed.

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    1. I mentioned this positivity movement created by Becca in my blog post ๐Ÿ˜‰
      I agree with you. Everyone is allowed to have different opinions, and that’s great, but it’s getting a bit crazy when authors are dragged into this, insulted and even worse. They don’t deserve this, at all, it’s so annoying and childish, I think.
      Thank you for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. Cool post! I’ll be honest, I find twitter fine to use and it’s a great way to chat to bloggers I already know… but I really don’t use it for anything else- and while it could be good to do a lot of the chats and stuff, I’m just not interested in all the drama- especially when it comes to books (I get enough drama when it comes to other things- I don’t see why there needs to be an argument over whether someone liked or disliked a book- either you did or you didn’t and whether someone else did really won’t affect you. It’s really not something I care about) So yeah, maybe I’m not making the most of twitter but maybe that’s not always such a bad thing. Also, I agree with you about being respectful- especially when it comes to authors- I never tend to tweet at authors unless it’s praise- and I really don’t get why people do anything else

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    1. Thank you so much! โค I agree with you. Whenever I get the time or happen to be there, I enjoy doing some chats, it's great to meet other bloggers and talk about books. Sometimes though I do tend to see dramas – and it's happening most of the time outside of these chats – and I'm annoyed, staying away from it as much as I can, because just like you, I don't see the point of all of this. There are worse – and most important things – to get worked up about. Thank you!!

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  17. Twitter has been full of drama oh my gosh. I’ve seen people specifically troll through Twitter finding others to fight because they have a different opinion :/ I think people forget to see the positive of books and blogging. There are good people out there who do good things. AND it’s okay to have different opinions, just don’t be rude about it!!!!! Sometimes if you don’t agree, it’s best to not say anything.

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    1. Right? It’s so annoying, and disrepectful, and just pointless. Some people are really mean, and YES, this is why some people forget all the positive sides of blogging, and this community. It’s great to have different opinions on things, means we’re not all robots haha, but sometimes you just have to remember to be respectful of others ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Oh no, really, why? I guess Twitter isn’t for everyone, and if you’re not at ease with it, there’s no point in having one ๐Ÿ™‚ But yes there is, there are tons of people tweeting about boosk, doing book chats and everything. You can search #bookbloggers, #DiverseBookBloggers, #BHPChat, #teenbloggerschat, #ukyachat for instance, and you’ll find TONS of people talking about books ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. So true, Marie! Great post! I love Twitter because that’s how I met my first blog friend, who I’m still friends with today, and it’s also where I met other bloggers through books chats. I also talk to Donna like all day every day on Twitter, as well as other bloggers, and I think it’s such a great way to connect and meet new people. But you’re so right about the dark side of Twitter. I don’t get some of the people on there who are rude and have the nerve to call out authors and other bloggers. I may like to rant about a book I don’t like on my blog, but I would never mention the author on Twitter in my rant review. I’ve seen people do that and it’s so wrong. And how about all the ARC drama after BookCon? That was crazy! But I love Twitter because I can talk to wonderful people, like you, and it’s such a fun place to send off a quick note to someone or share a review. Awesome topic for a post! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you so, so much Jillian, so glad you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚ Exactly. It’s really okay, and great, even, that everyone has their own opinion about a book, and it’s good to talk about in on blogs, it really brings things into perspective -it does for me!, and it’s always great to know how other people feel about a book, whether it’s good, or bad. BUT mention the author on Twitter when you wrote a bad review, or making a whole lot of drama because the story turned out one way instead or another, fighting for ARCs when really it is a PRIVILEGE to get there… This is crazy, really. I wish people would focus on the positive sides of Twitter for the community ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. I also love reading multiple perspectives. I’m never bothered when I don’t agree with someone on a book, but some people get a little too upset sometimes. I’m like it’s just a book chill out! Right? ๐Ÿ˜‚ I think some people only focus on negatives and that’s why they got so wrapped up in silly things.

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  19. I’ve had a Twitter account for about a year or two now, but I don’t think I use it often enough to encounter too much negativity. I must say though when I first created it I was really put off by spammy people sending me annoying messages, or depressed when encountering awfulness, insanity, or incredible shallowness on some twitter pages… so I nearly deleted my account altogether. But eventually I found the nice, genuine, non-spammy people on there and decided it was worth sticking around ๐Ÿ™‚ I still wouldn’t say I use it all that much or am really into it, but I don’t hate it and can see its positives now at least!

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  20. I recently got a Twitter account because a publisher asked me to sign up so she could share my review of her book and link it to my blog. So I did. I added some blogging friends immediately, and some favorite authors are on there too. I don’t check it really…it’s more a place I can communicate quickly and see giveaways or contests. I like that my posts get shared on there. I also use Tumblr for that purpose, though.
    I am @TeacherofYA, because it is mainly my book blog account. I don’t have a personal Twitter bc I don’t think I’m that important. I have FB and that’s really enough for me. I barely use that.
    But I do like the functionality of it. It’s nice to have available. And I don’t get into drama because I don’t go on it much. It’s so funny that people get so crazy about stuff on there. ๐Ÿค”

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    1. Twitter is such a great place to communicate easily with other book bloggers, publishers etc. I love how the community is huge on this social media, and how you can find and interact with people there on a daily basis. But yes. It’s crazy how people can get…well, completely crazy for some stuff haha.
      Thank you so much! โค

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      1. Hey, I love it too! I can talk to authors who normally wouldn’t give me the time of day! I talk to AG Howard all the time! It’s so cool!
        I’m not one for checking my feed often, but I love the concept!

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  21. Great post, Marie!!

    I have a lot of mixed feelings about Twitter.

    I love it because I use it as an outlet to all the weird thoughts in my head and for some reason people keep following me ๐Ÿ˜‚ It’s really bought a lot of things to my attention too that I otherwise wouldn’t have known about. Then there’s also a lot of genuinely hilarious tweets and things I can relate to.

    There’s definitely a darker side to it too though. I don’t mind when people are being called out when they’ve genuinely done something awful (if it wasn’t for Twitter I wouldn’t have known about Bree/Voya/Tommy Wallach). Sometimes it definitely feels like it gets taken too far. People can’t seem to differentiate between someone being genuinely unaware or just being awful. There’s A LOT of bullying which is really upsetting to see.

    Overall, I think I’m following all the right people in the book community though because I rarely see the bad side of the drama.

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    1. If they follow you, it’s because you are AWESOME, Lauren ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
      Oh yes, that whole story with Tommy Wallach, I wouldn’t have known about it without Twitter either. But yes, sometimes things are being taken too seriously and way too far and people are overreacting and going crazy. I think it’s great to know and realise you’re following the right people to stay out of all the drama, mostly, ot at least you’re on the good side of it all โค Thank you so much Lauren โค

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  22. I mainly use twitter because I hate facebook and I lost interest in Instagram when they changed the algorithm. I check it way too much, but I am careful who I follow and what I say because it can easily go down a dark road. But you can also talk to awesome people, just like youuuuu โค

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  23. I got a twitter account this summer and have used it a LOT ever since. I like that it’s fast and more or less unjudegemental, and I’ve more or less tried to stay clear of drama (except ugh, US election and people whining that 2016 is the worst ever. Hello, they probably said that in the years when 1/3 of europe died of plague and at least we’re all literate now and there are cars. *ahem* sorry, rant over)
    There is a lot of stuff going on, but I still mostly like twitter, except I always forget to put my blogposts on there.

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    1. I kind of want to thank you for this rant haha, you’re right about this, definitely. I love twitter because it’s so easy to talk to so many people, but yeah it gets a bit overwhelming with the election and all.
      I kind of try to share one blog post per day, but sometimes I forget, ahah.

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  24. I was to young for twitter as soon as I was old enough i downloaded it and made an account (because before i would browse through famous peoples twitter to see whats happening but i didnt have an account) and since a pretty new and this was posted a while back my opinion might not be valid but i do agree sometimes you come across a part of twitter that puts you in a bad mood, sometimes so bad that if you would of saw some posts and you were alot younger, it would shatter all you dreams for everyone being nice, which of course they need to know eventually, my point is what your saying is completely correct ๐Ÿ™‚

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