Sorting My Twitter Followers (Again)


(First post of 2022!)

This feels less weird the second time through. You can read about my reasoning in [this post] about last time I did this. For now, it’s time for another round of observations:

-Looking at a follow for a potential follow-back in the #writingcommunity. Third tweet is a negative review of an LGBT anthology. She thinks they shoehorned in too much sex positivity. Having never read the book, I can’t comment. But I have to wonder about potential biases since I don’t see anything else LGBT-related. I’m not accusing anyone of anything – it’s just an observation. I think I’ll let this one sit.

-There are a couple of “social media managers” who have followed me out of (I’m guessing) an attempt to grow their business. Good effort, maybe? But I’m not interested. I probably wouldn’t have even given it this much thought if not for the fact that they basically lined up in my followers.

-I’m picking up more LGBT followers. That’s actually really nice to see 🙂

-A programmer who posts in Japanese followed me. Why? I don’t know. Their bio just says “programmer”

-Hello again Felon Reviews. No, I’m still not following you. (And I can see you haven’t fixed your $30-50 mini bio.)

-CEO of (I’m going to leave out the name of the PR firm) followed me. I’m pretty sure this is the person who has been spamming my DMs in an effort to get my reviews.

-I have a follow from a follow from a minister with an odd Bible verse as one of his most recent tweets. It’s an original post (not a retweet) of text over what appears to be a stock image. “The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth shall be watered himself” (Proverbs 11:25). I think it’s about taking care of others (like “do unto others as you would have done unto you”), but I wonder about the word liberal. I googled that verse and got “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed” (NIV, biblegateway). I did some more digging and found that what the minister posted is actually the ASV version. It made be worth noting that I grew up with NIV. That being said, this led into a weird little internet rabbit hole of the varying translations. There’s a version that reads “He who gives blessings will be made fat, but the curser will himself be cursed” (BBE, from before the era when “fat” became villainized). I like “be generous, and you will be prosperous. Help others, and you will be helped” (GNT). The way I found myself questioning the word liberal says a lot about the political polarization we’ve been dealing with in the states. (I’m an independent, politically.)

-I have again found several people who unfollowed me after receiving a followback. They have now been unfollowed. I don’t get why people do that, but it feels disingenuous to me.

Following: 895. Followers: 679.