So, back in the stone ages (meaning January 2013), I got an account on Twitter. At the time, it was more of an experiment. I was an avid reader of Joyce Carol Oates and Steve Martin (among other twitter users) and I liked the challenge of trying to write interesting and thought-provoking material using 140 characters or less. It seemed easy enough to try and fit everything you wanted to say into such a small space. After all, fewer words means less work, right?
Fast forward to two and a half years later and…I realized that not only is it quite difficult to write something interesting in 140 characters, I also have nothing interesting to say. Until very recently, the only things that I’ve actually been posting on Twitter have been news articles, famous quotes, and retweets from people that actually know how to work Twitter. Now, I suppose I could always just post about my day-to-day activities, but I’m pretty sure it would get very boring very quickly if I kept writing about the instant coffee I’m drinking (though it is good coffee). I could also take pictures of my neighbors without their permission and post what I find, but that violates my “try not to be a total creep” rule.
So now I am asking everyone here who has a Twitter account: what do you like to tweet about? How do you balance the fine line between sharing things about your life and maintaining your privacy? Are there any topics that you would never tweet about? Let me know in the comments down below!