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    Medium | Bill Loundy | 4/23/20 | 9 min
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    • Alexa
      Scout
      3 months ago

      This is an absolute riot, very fun read and v relatable.

      His status on Twitter never mattered to me, but while I was on my run, I was like, “Oh my god, if I play my cards right, he’ll retweet me and shit. This is huge!” And that, suddenly, made me feel kinda horrible. I felt like he would think that I was using him. I felt like I was using him. (For fuck’s sake, am I using him?!)

      This, omg this. It's why I had to deactivate my personal Instagram. I realized the people on there I didn't keep around for friendship, I merely felt like I had to keep it in case I had a project I wanted to share with that audience in the future. felt so gross to realize that.

      LMK if you want me to teach you how the "thought leaders" & industry stars say you should act to grow your twitter/social following 😂 my brain is a black hole for social growth tactics/strategies I can't seem to unlearn after years doing social marketing strategy.

    • thorgalle
      Top reader this weekScout
      3 months ago

      Bill, I’m loving this series. Thanks for keeping up the honesty. These spelled out thoughts and feelings document everything that's right, wrong and confusing with social media from a really unique perspective.

      Keep going.

      (I find it completely impossible to keep track of time when I’m on Twitter. I’ll write more about that later. I urgently need a way to figure out how to set limits

      Relatable. These won't fly on iPad, but a few suggestions for desktop: 1. Take away like/retweet/follow numbers, 2. That Nudge plugin. Curious to see what tools you will try & how they will work out.

    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      3 months ago

      When people are like, “Oh, you should watch X,” I’m like, “You really don’t know me.”