Firstly I’d like to thank you for thinking highly of me enough to read this blog, but also to warn you that the reasons why I nearly left twitter may bring this highly-thinking-of-me to a screeching, rubber-burning halt.
Quite simply, I wasn’t feeling like I was giving or recieving much of use and that there were better ways I could do this with my time.
I still feel like that, but thirty seconds after publishing a post, I realised I wanted to tweet it. I wanted to give.
Here’s the cotradiction – giving on twitter feels like taking. And taking feels like giving. It’s an upside down world. But as I said, as long as people are helped, who gives a…
Tweeting an article of your own is seen as “taking”. You’re taking people’s time. It’s percieved as such because the assumption is that you’re only there to get something from people. That’s the concept the twitter-blogosphere works as far as I see it.
Am I wrong? Am I narcisitic? Maybe. I see myself as highly sensitive and I usually trust myself to see somethig for what it is even if others’ don’t.
Taking is seen as giving. When you post a link that you like, you’re inviting people to read it. You think it’s beneficial, to some extent. But more likely, you just want to stay visible and be seen as contributing value. In reality, the article may not be as helpful as that. I’m sorry, but if even if every single link you post on Twitter is helpful, it can’t be that helpful, bceause if I read every single link you posted it’d be a full time job. The result? I read almost none of your links, although I do read all of your tweets. Why? I want to stay conncted with you.
Why? Because somehow, I love you, or love what you do. I just FN dont like the way Twitter works at the moment.