I was very resistant to joining Twitter. It seemed pointless, intimidating and frankly a bit stupid. Who the hell wants to write what they are doing in 140 characters and what mindless ass wants to listen? In this age of reality TV and our pathetic resistance to voyeurism… we all apparently give a shit.
I am actually new to Twitter. Joined in august for my work and one for my personal account. I didn’t use my personal account much. I decided in September to make an effort as the real me and as the writer/poet. Unclear as to what types of communities are on Twitter, I put myself out there.
Now, I am no stranger to writing communities or writing in general. I have consciously put my words to paper since I was 10 and lived a life around that ever since. My bio on Twitter holds every ounce of truth, sums up my writing life, and passion for poetry. I have also been a part of a poetry community DarkPoetry.com since 2005. Wonderful souls and groups of all ages. Tends to go through phases of a younger crowd, but has a good mix and great leaders. There is some awesome talent on there I could recommend, and I would encourage everyone to check out the site.
I digress… back to Twitter. I truthfully didn’t know what I was in for. The writing community on Twitter is GINORMOUS. From publishers to authors, to aspiring writers. Twitter is an untapped community for whatever you want/need to be a part of. The power of the #hashtag can get you going with whatever your hobby or fetish may be.
Here I sit, a month or so later and am totally transformed and in love with Twitter. The people amaze and inspire me. I have found a love for MicroPoetry (impact in 140 characters) and more than all this, I have found like minded and loving people. Yes, there are people behind those short outbursts and smart ass remarks. People from every walk of life and in every situation. Amazing people I might add. You will have to filter through a lot of shit that Twitter attracts, but it is worth it. You find Gems in that pile, and those babies sparkle. I laugh, smile, even gasp daily at some of the things that people say… that people feel. It is an experience and really an honor to be that close to someones thoughts – when 10 years ago we never would have that chance. Twitter brings us closer and can bring you joy if you let it.
I have some lovely lovers on Twitter. I can’t mention them all but I will mention a few and add their links to the Community Page on this blog. I have so many more, but I would be here all day if I wrote them all. I truly do love you tweeps! Let me know if you want to be added to my community page!
And so many more! If I missed you, it is not because I don’t love you and would be happy to add you to my community page! Let me know.
Thank you for opening a new world to me. A world of people and opportunity. I shed my skin over and over again with my poetry, now I have another venue to leave my remains.
Poetry is my heart, anchors my soul and documents my journey.