ToBS R1: announcing yourself as ‘available for interviews’ vs. following several thousand people on twitter
[Matchup #10 in Tournament of Bookshit]
Announcing yourself as ‘available for interviews’ seems fine to me. I don’t see anything wrong with letting people know that you’re available to be interviewed. It’s different than saying ‘interview me’ (command) or ‘I need people to interview me’ (desperate) because it conveys information in a non-obligatory manner that also makes the person announcing it seem busy and ‘prestigious,’ to some degree, via the implication that s/he isn’t always available to be interviewed.
Following several thousand people on Twitter seems like pussy shit to me. Following a small amount of people means you either fuck with people you like and/or follow people based on the quality of their tweets. Following no one means you don’t fuck with anyone else’s tweets. Following several thousand people means you fuck with whomever and/or are trying to garner ‘follow backs’ to increase your amount of followers. To me, following a small amount of people or no one is hard; following several thousand people is pussy shit.
Following several thousand people is pussy shit because it shows that you publically fuck with a large group of people who obviously don’t fuck with you back. It’s pussy shit because it means that >1/2 of your followers are more than likely ‘follow backs,’ meaning the majority of the people who follow you probably don’t care about you or your tweets. It’s pussy shit because, unless you spend an unseemly amount of time reading other’s tweets, there’s no way you can actually read every tweet from every person they follow.
Recently, more than ever, I’ve felt and feel strongly that people suck. It’s better to keep a small circle; to focus more energy on your homies and less on others who may or may not be down to ride or die with or for you. People who follow several thousand of people on Twitter seem like they couldn’t feel similarly unless they follow thousands of people for other reasons than the reasons listed above, which is possible but, based on what I’ve seen/heard, rare.
It is for these reasons that I vote ‘following several thousand people on Twitter’ as the winner.
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WINNER: following several thousand people on Twitter