Hey you! Why the f’ck don’t you retweet me?

Posted: May 28, 2020 in Uncategorized

UPDATE: READ DISCLAIMER AT THE BOTTOM FIRST.

I’ve been on Twitter a while. I’ve been on since August 2012. I know many have been on longer, yet I do think 8 years is still a very long time pumping out tweets and Retweets daily. I probably have the most liked made by anyone. 238,000+ and rising daily.  I TRY to find the best tweets, the funniest tweets, good memes and good content on Twitter.
I cover politics, religion and entertainment. I of course can’t see everything and I don’t retweet everything I see. I’m not complaining much. I’ve had few complaints either. I’ve had good conversation, made witty replies and created loads of Atheist Memes. I’ve met good people. I’ve tweeted and Retweeted about 331,000+ times(June 2020) and this is rising daily. I’ve been followed by mildly and wildly famous people. Been Retweeted by some of them!

 Some. A few. Not all. I’m not actually much seen by famous people in general. I think a lot of them do see me and they IGNORE ME, even as I retweet them, recommend then and praise up what they do. Do I expect them to retweet me or interact with me? No. Course I don’t, yet…..after I’ve done what I do for several years ….You would think that a famous person would say “Hey, thank you for doing what you do! I appreciate it.” Not a general public tweet, but a straight up ‘I’m sending this to you!’ kinda tweet! How many of them do you think I’ve had? …….*tumbleweed blows by……..

 Anyways

 As to the people that follow me and they are mostly 90%  regular people…. Yeah,  I’ve been Retweeted by them, in the past,  lots, occasionally, rarely, far and few between….doesn’t matter…It’s all very much appreciated. And I do often say to them, “That’s a good tweet. I like that!”

But

There is ONE BIG gripe! As I said, It’s mostly the smaller accounts that Retweet me. I’ve Retweeted them, of course. They like the interraction. They like the extra followers that my retweet brings. Brilliant. Yes, 

But

Now we come to The bigger atheist accounts. The real big ones….I’ve Retweeted many of their tweets daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. Through wind, snow, rain and Ice. I’ve often had hot messy debates left, right and centre, because of the things I’ve retweeted, while the Original tweeter hasn’t joined in the conversation. THAT’S UP TO THEM OF COURSE. I think I’ve proved and doubly proved my loyalty to many of them.

But 

Have they Retweeted my tweets as much? 

NO …THEY FUCKING HAVEN’T. I SEE THEIR ACCOUNTS STILL INCREASING IN FOLLOWERS, WHILE MY ACCOUNT IS IN THE DOLDRUMS, FLAILING AROUND AND SEEMINGLY RESTRICTED, RATIO’ED OR WHATEVER TWITTER HAS DONE TO ME. I WAS ON A PROJECTED RISE IN FOLLOWERS TO 18,500 IN LATE 2016 ACCORDING TO A TWITTER ANALYTIC THAT MEASURED THESE THINGS, AND THEN….TWO UPDATES ON TWITTER SEEMED TO KILL MY ACCOUNT. I USED TO GET 20 FOLLOWERS A DAY, THEN IT WENT TO BARELY 5 IN TWO DAYS. MY TWEETS SEEM TO GET GOOD IMPRESSIONS FOR A TIME, THEN FADE. TRICKLES. TINY STEPS. DRIBBLES, IS HOW I DESCRIBE MY ACCOUNT NOW. 

 DO THEY HELP ME OUT? DO THEY DUCK!!!

I USED TO GIVE EXTENSIVE FF’S. YOU KNOW WHERE YOU USE A TWEET ON FRIDAY TO LIST YOUR FOLLOWERS AS A BIG SLAP ON THE BACK! YOU’D GET ATHEIST FOLLOWERS BY THE DOZEN, THEN YOU NOTICE, THAT YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE DOING IT AND YOU DON’T GET LISTED ON THEIR FF’S. NOT EVEN ONCE. SOME OF THEM NEVER DO #FF’s EVER!

You have to give back to the community that gives to you!!

UNGRATEFUL BASTARDS! I’VE RETWEETED THEM AND QUOTE TWEETED THEM AND I GET DUCK ALL IN RETURN. I ALSO DON’T GET “HI, HOW ARE YOU?” DIRECT MESSAGES OR GET INTRODUCED TO A NEW ATHEIST AS “HERE’S A GOOD FOLLOW!” NO ONE FUCKING CARES ABOUT ME. I’M THE LONER AGAIN. USEFUL WHEN THEY NEEDED BOOSTING, BUT NOW. …NOTHING!

THEN THEY GO PAST ME IN THE AMOUNT OF FOLLOWERS250 MORE, 500 MORE, 1,500 MORE….

THEN IF I DO CATCH THEIR EYE AGAINITS probably

“AH, IT’S JUST KRIS, HE WILL BE OK! I DON’T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING FOR HIM!” AND THEY DON’T EVER RETWEET ME AGAIN, LIKE THEY DID SO IN THE PAST…. WHEN THEY WERE CRYING FOR FOLLOWERS! 

NOT ALL…OF COURSE….THERE’S USUALLY ONE GROUP THAT HAS ONE EXCEPTION, IT’S WHEN I’M PRAISING THEM UP OF COURSE! ALL SELF FUCKING INTEREST, (WHILE I THOUGHT I WAS SPREADING GOOD INFO WITH THEIRS) THEY JUST LOVE IT WHEN YOU SAY HOW GOOD THEY’VE BEEN OR WHAT WONDERFUL TWEETS THEY’VE MADE….

ALL ME ME ME 

NONE OF THEM HAVE JUST TAGGED ME IN A TWEET AND SAID TO THEIR FOLLOWERS 

 “HEY, I’VE BEEN TWITTER FRIENDLY WITH THIS GUY FOR YEARS. PLEASE GIVE HIM A FOLLOW. RETWEET HIS STUFF.” YOU KNOW. .JUST OUT OF THE BLUE. IN RECOGNITION. IN APPRECIATION. NO PROMPTING FROM MOI. 

I’M SLOWLY GETTING FUCKING FED UP OF TWITTER! 

I’M PINNED DOWN BY THE ALGORITHMS WHICH RESTRICT ME AND I’M IGNORED BY THOSE WHO COULD HELP ME OUT! I SEE TWITTER ACCOUNTS SMALLER THAN I, TWEET A MEME OR A POLL AND IT GETS 150 LIKES AND 60 RETWEETS. I TWEET OUT THE SAME LATER ON….I GET 5 RETWEETS AND 23 LIKES. I’M THREE FUCKING TIMES BIGGER! I GO NOWHERE.

Example of a similar situation.

HERE’S ANOTHER THING, I RETWEET OUT A VERY GOOD TWEET OR I TWEET OUT MY OWN AND WHEN I LOOK AT THE NOTIFICATIONS I SEE 11 REPLIES AND THEN IT DROPS SUDDENLY TO 7!! WTF IS THAT ABOUT? I HAVE NO FILTER ON MY NOTIFICATIONS! 

I TWEET OUT LOTS OF THINGS AND FAIR ENOUGH I DON’T EXPECT ALL 15.4K FOLLOWERS TO SEE IT, I DON’T EXPECT 7.2K FOLLOWERS TO SEE IT, I DON’T EVEN EXPECT 3.6K FOLLOWERS TO SEE IT, YET COME ON..GIVE ME A POTENTIAL AUDIENCE OF 1,300 PEOPLE, PLEASE! I’D EVEN BE HAPPY WITH 565 ‘COS I’M NOT EVEN GETTING THAT!

MAYBE PEOPLE HAVE MUTED ME OR THEY’VE TURNED OFF SEEING MY RETWEETS, YET SOME TWEETS SHOULD MAKE IT OUT THERE, SURELY!?

SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT! I CAN’T FIGURE IT OUT, COS I’M NOT SHADOWBANNED. I DON’T FOLLOW THE HARDCORE COMMUNISTS OR NAZIS OR REPUBLICANS, SO IT’S NOT ABOUT WHO I FOLLOW. AS FAR AS I KNOW, I’M NOT ON ANY MAJOR BLOCKLIST! MY TWEETS AND RETWEETS ARE OFTEN FROM NON POLITICAL ACCOUNTS. YET STILL I DON’T GET THE REACH. 

IT’S NOT LIKE IT USED TO BE. I USED TO MAKE A FRESH MEME AND BOOM.. IT WOULD GET LOTS OF REPLIES, LIKES AND RETWEETS. IT WOULD BRING IN LOADS OF FOLLOWERS. PRE 2016 I DID ENORMOUSLY WELL. I WENT UP TO BEING FOLLOWED BY 16.2K FOLLOWERS. I PEAKED I GUESS! 

HAS TO BE SAID…I DO SEE OTHER ATHEISTS OF MY PEER GROUP, THAT CAME IN AT THE SAME TIME AS I ALSO IN THE DOLDRUMS. ACCOUNTS THAT HAVE NOT SHIFTED IN NUMBERS FOR MONTHS AND YEARS. THEY WERE ON 20,000 IN 2017 AND THEY’VE ONLY JUST REACHED 21,000 IN 2020. JUST. YET THEY ARE STILL INCREASING, WHILE I’M NOT!

TWITTER DOESN’T LIKE ATHEISTS. THAT’S MY THEORY. THE MORE WELL KNOWN, THEY OBVIOUSLY CAN’T TOUCH THEM, BUT THE LITTLE ONES……YES THEY DO.  THEY RESTRICT THEM.

YET DOESN’T THIS MAKE IT MORE IMPORTANT TO RETWEET MORE ATHEISTS? ESPECIALLY ONES LIKE ME THAT HAVE CONNECTED LOADS OF ATHEISTS? AN ACCOUNT THAT HAS TWEETED OUT IN SUPPORT FOR MANY MANY YEARS? 

CHOPPED LIVER, THAT’S WHAT I AM. NOT BLOWING MY OWN TRUMPET, YET I HAVE MADE SOME EXCELLENT REPLIES, SOME EXCELLENT MEMES, SOME VERY FUNNY TWEETS…….AND IT’S ALL BEEN OVERLOOKED….

IT’S FRUSTRATING. IT’S DEMORALISING. AT SOME POINT I’M GOING TO GET THE LIST OF WHO I FOLLOW DOWN TO ABOUT 3,000 VIA A PURGE AND THEN I’M LOCKING MY ACCOUNT AND PURGING THE UNGRATEFUL ONES! I WILL REMEMBER WHO IGNORES ME. DUCK YOU! 

THIS OF COURSE DOESN’T INCLUDE THE REGULAR BIG ACCOUNTS THAT I TWEET DAILY, (THEY KNOW WHO THEY ARE)……THIS RANT IS TOWARDS THOSE ACCOUNTS THAT WERE ONCE CLOSE…YET NO LONGER TWEET ME LIKE THEY USED TO AND IT’S TO THOSE ACCOUNTS THAT, AS I SAY, I’VE RETWEETED THEM AND I’VE NEVER GOT A REPLY, NEVER GOT A THANK YOU. THERE’S STILL TIME TO PUT IT RIGHT THOUGH. RETWEET ME!

I RIGHTFULLY FEEL CHEATED BY TWITTER, YET TO BE ALSO IGNORED BY THE PEOPLE THAT YOU’VE BOOSTED OVER 8 YEARS…….THAT IS TRULY THE FOUL ICING ON THE UNGRATEFUL BITTER CAKE I GET SERVED EVERY DAY!  

WHEN I HAVE THE COMPLETION OF MY TWITTER PURGE, I WILL NOT BE RETWEETING THEM AND THEY MAY ACTUALLY NOTICE THAT DROP….. I SAY GOOD! WHEN THDY NOTICE THAT THRY AREN’T GOING SO FAR, THST THEY HAVE A DROP……THEY MAY LOOK AND SEE THAT IT’S FROM MY WITHDRAWAL. AND IF COURSE OF THEY COME CRAWLING……I’LL BE LOCKED AND I’LL ENJOY DENYING THE REQUEST TO FOLLOW ME!

I TRULY DO LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING A DECENT TWITTER EXPERIENCE ONCE AGAIN! IT WILL REVOLVE ABOUT A COMMUNITY THAT ACTUALLY IS APPRECIATIVE OF MY TWEETING STYLE! 

ANYWAY ..HAD TO GET THAT OUT. ITS BEEN BOILING IN ME FOR MONTHS

RANT OVER. RETWEET ME YOU FECKERS! THAT’S ALL I ASK. 



DISCLAIMER –

I wasn’t in a good place when I wrote this. I’ve left it up, in its full unedited form, because maybe someone will see that Twitter can get to you. Go outside. Leave the screen alone. Take your shoes and socks off and just stroll. 

TWITTER isn’t real life. It can magnify many feelings. 

Peace. 


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