I am probably the best living evidence of a twitter deleter. I have lived vigorously through 3 different twitter accounts. First it all started off as @suppa_fly. This was my pride and joy. My first twitter account, when twitter wasn’t the highlight of everyones day. I actually used to be able to keep up with my timeline. This is when maybe a whole 10 people had twitter from my town and it was my own little world. I could type whatever I wanted to tweet without having to hear some birdies talking about it in the streets. I then changed my name to @chulissa (thanks to my boy @JoseCEO for that name) to try to escape from all the new “friend requests” I was getting. Now I call them friend requests because before I knew it everyone who was ever my friend on FaceBook wanted to follow me on twitter. This was the wackest shit, and I even thought of making my account private to get away from these people which is even cornier.
Private accounts serve no purpose on twitter, instead of talking to an open minded world you’re talking a few close minded people that you probably have their phone number and could text the things you tweet. These people didn’t understand what the difference between twitter and FaceBook was. At this point I had already deleted my FaceBook and was furious I had to reconnect with them in a re-tweeting world. Now this account went down for a lot of reasons. Probably ones I shouldn’t expose on this blog.
Needless to say, I came back in the cut on twitter a year later as @ChampagneChicas, (way before Drake called himself ChampagnePapi – I take total credit for him using that name) and kept it a secret for a while until one of my boys found me and it was a wrap all over again. Now everyone is back trying to follow me and my tweets needed a parental advisory, I couldn’t risk them falling in the wrong hands. Now I never been the one to care what people had to say but I always had to watch my back with a public account. But I let it rock, I didn’t care and I tweeted away. The only thing was it wasn’t like it used to be. I tried to think of all my old tweets because they were so good and I tried to rebirth them but it just wasn’t the same. I wished every day that I could pull back up my old timeline.
So my tweets got reckless and I had to control myself. I am a nurse, I have a profession that I can’t tweet about smoking the blunt I just lit up or the sex I just engaged in. I just never knew who was reading. And once my daughters father told me I tweeted like I wasn’t a mother, I shamefully took my account down. In the mean time, I lived my everyday life without twitter and I didn’t miss it for a second. Until one night…. Now I go to the Joe Budden MM show at Irving Place and somehow end up drunk on stage rapping the words to Porno Star. I did ALL this without a twitter account. You know how I was thinking the whole time like DAMN my friends in the crowd can’t even @ me right now up here! But now, you can delete your twitter and if you change your mind within a certain amount of days you can bring it back up. So not only did I live one life with @ChampagneChicas, I reincarnated myself and brought my account back up! I literally came home after the show, and re-activated my twitter account in the hotel lobby in NYC. I couldn’t wait one more second. But as the days went by twitter just wasn’t the same. All my tweets were gone and I started back from square one. So as of November 12th I am officially twitter free again. I can’t even lie, but my twitter finally took its last toll and had deceased because if my man doesn’t have a twitter for me to @ with emoji hearts or search what girls are in his mentions then there’s no reason for me to be snooping in this twitter world.
Don’t get me wrong, I miss it at times, but life is GREAT without it. I LOVED to be able to speak my mind because I am one of the most opinionated people I know and twitter let me know there was people who are the same! But I don’t understand how you people stay connected; how you keep up with your twitter life and your real life. I see some people who tweet at all hours of the day and night I don’t know when they take a shit. I was infamous for tweeting on the toilet, that’s the only place I really had time. I would be embarrassed if my boss ever caught me tweeting on the job. I used to sneak it once in a while but it wasn’t something I could live with getting caught with, especially since my boss is a doctor and I wouldn’t want him to think I was wasting my brains on a site like this when I could be googling medication or diseases or something.
I couldn’t stand always being on my phone in front of my daughter either. I’m constantly scrolling through a timeline paying her NO mind. I know you people do NOT give your children the attention they need while you own a twitter account. I used to love showing off my baby on twitter though, just because she’s cuter than most y’all kids. I also refuse to believe any of you guys have a real relationship and have a twitter. It’s way too hard. I can’t be fighting with my man over my tweets, it’s something that you shouldn’t have to give an explanation for. People also looked too deep into tweets. I couldn’t tweet in peace anymore without someone thinking my tweets were about them. I couldn’t stand people mad at you because you didn’t follow them, they didn’t understand I didn’t care for what they had to say. People also didn’t know how to be themselves on twitter. I knew people who would tweet things they would NEVER say. I was all for people being different and starting trends on twitter, but quickly one persons opinion became another and people were not only stealing your tweets but stealing your thoughts straight from your mind. I totally agree with everyone is trying to be different, but if everyone is trying to be different then everyone is being exactly the same. Capisce?!
One thing I NEVER did was announce my departure from twitter. I always just deleted it out the clear blue sky when I woke up in the morning and felt it was unnecessary at that point of my life. People who announce it hope to see their mentions fill up with mentions of people begging them to stay. But when that didn’t happen they just delete the tweet that says they were gonna delete their account and just rock on with their tweets like nothing happened. RULE NUMBER ONE of twitter – NO TAKEBACKS. You CANNOT delete a tweet. The option shouldn’t be there, unless you have a spelling error, but even with a spelling error you should still just take it like a man. I couldn’t stand people who would delete their tweets. I just wanted to be me on twitter, and unfortunately in a world full of people who judge and who step on you to climb up their pedestal, twitter wasn’t the place for me. I now just voice my opinions on blogs I post at ohyoumad.com because you can read what I have to say without even knowing its me saying it, and some of my thought are worth more than the 140 character limit. Twitter is the gateway drug into this social network world. But like any good drug, there’s bad side effects. So yes, I am an addict in this twitter world just like everyone else and just because even if you delete your account it doesn’t make you less an addict of someone with an account. So while y’all tweet, I live vicariously through you, I wish I could do it.