Lessons from tweeting for 2 years

Here is an improvised thread on some lessons & situations you will only understand once you put yourself out there

Note: of you don't have a certain # of followers, you may not understand some

Lesson #1: people are goddamn fucking weird

You will have people love you & praise you no matter what you say

And you will have people hate you & attack you no matter what you say

Block both kinds of people. Allow no sycophants & no haters onto your TL
Lesson #2: you will eventually go through all the ideas in your space & realize most are stuck in a development phase where they can't move past

The main reason for this? Twitter

Twitter incentivizes you to join the bandwagon & circlejerk over coming off

Lesson #3: most can't write anything original for shit, but it is true that the algorithms are ever-changing & throttle

The rules of the game change faster than you're able to keep up, & many times it's not worth keeping up

On a long enough timeline, all accounts are banned
Lesson #4: building an audience & seeking online fame are two separate things

The former done without the latter is the ideal situation

Well-balanced people cannot deal with online fame

Remember I told you to block sycophants?
Lesson #5: everything is fake, a joke & done as performance

The only reason Twitter upsets you is because you can't fully see how silly the whole platform & us people in it are
Lesson #6.9: you most likely have a social media addictio

That's it, nothing more to add
Lesson #7: twitter guides work

You just notice dorks who are too obvious

I recommend & affiliate LMM's one: gumroad.com/a/601257075

As always, it only works if used as inspiration to try new things, not to treat as law & never step out of the model
Lesson #8: a lot of people make money on Twitter, a small few make *a lot* of money on Twitter

Powerlaws exist

Some freelancers make huge bank, most fight for scraps

Also, arbitrage. Being a personal brand in 2018 meant to have less competition & a less mature market
Lesson #9: platitudes work because they are low common denominator

You only hate on platitudes because you *read* Twitter more than you *write*

I warned you you had a social media addiction
Lesson #10: writing on Twitter can be great for self-development & networking purposes

It's a great place to push yourself over your comfort zone & to make great friends

No point in coming here to hate when you could gain the positive aspect

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