Monday, April 18, 2011

Goodbye Twitter

Some of you might be wondering why I deleted my Twitter account this evening. The truth is, I've been unhappy with it for a long time. I see a side of a lot of people on Twitter that I don't like and would prefer not to know about. I didn't get into blogging to sidle up to PR people or get into a clique or hang out with the cool kids.

I got into blogging as an outlet for somewhere to talk about a topic I really like talking about, and to read other people's writing on that topic as well. I don't care about freebies or launches or meet ups or the 'right' way to write a blog. I don't care about who's a guru, or who's a quote-unquote professional, or who's cool or who has a million followers.

I don't judge anyone for setting up a blog for any reason they see fit. I don't judge people for wanting to take it further, and I don't judge them for using it to network or get to try products or do whatever the hell they want to do with it. But I choose not to do those things, and I feel sometimes like I'm being judged for it.

I'm a tiny drop in a big world, and I'm happy with that. I've met some fantastic people both through blogs and through Twitter, and I'm grateful for that. I've found awesome people who share my love of makeup and perfume, and I hope those people are happy to have found me too.

My Twitter may be gone, but my blog isn't going anywhere. I'm staying here in my little corner banging away about whatever crosses my mind. I hope you'll stay here with me.

P.S. This is a rant. I reserve the right to do that too.

36 comments:

  1. I agree with you about the guru thing, I enjoy your blog a lot :)

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  2. Thank you, that's very sweet. I enjoy your blog too - and thanks for the info on Accessorize. I've got Brit relatives, so I've been wondering whether it's worth getting them to send me some over. :-)

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  3. Well written Dee! Keep yourself surounded by positive people and things. I have only been blogging for a few weeks and can see how easy people can get caught up in the "fame" part of blogging.

    Love you blog and keep real! xx

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  4. Thanks, lovey. It is easy to get caught up in because so many people are really, really nice. But there are elements of this world that just don't sit well with me.

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  5. Hey Dee, sorry that you feel that way but glad that you're doing what's best for you. I think people tend to lose sight of what's important sometimes and if it makes you unhappy then you should definitely do away with it x

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  6. Now I feel bad that we're encouraged you to come to our Adelaide meetups, I hope you haven't felt pressured! Anyway, rant away lady, I dig it.

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  7. You sure as heck better be coming to IMATS still. Or I'm coming over there.

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  8. Thanks Stef, you're still my perfume buddy! <3

    Stacey, nooooo. Lolol. I should think before I shoot my mouth off - I didn't mean it like that. I'll explain it to you better one day when we meet (AND WE WILL).

    Jacie, so far - but it's not 100%. Got to work out the finances as I promised Noodles ages ago I'd take her to Melbourne in October and I don't know yet if I can afford both. I'm hoping so, but either way, I'll still be lobbing in Melbourne for that lunch!

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  9. Sorry you felt like you had to leave Twitter Dee but I'm glad to see your blog is continuing on! xx

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  10. <3 you Dee, I'll be around to harass you constantlyyyy!!!

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  11. Stay true to yourself and do what feels right for you good onya! It's only a damn bluebird anyway. If you love your blog and your bloggers love you nothing will change. Respect!!

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  12. Feeling pretty proud that you're my friend right about now (and you know how I hate saying nice stuff to you because that's not our thing lol). Coffee tomorrow morning. Be there. x

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  13. I'll miss you on Twitter Dee!! Glad the blog is still kicking, and I look forward to more swatchy goodness from your corner of the interwebs xx

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  14. *Hugs* I'll miss chatting to you on twitter xx

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  15. Oh sorry to hear how you were feeling about twitter, and glad you've chosen to do what's right for you. Also glad blog's continuing. I love reading your rants! As long as you give uss your rants (oh and bit of makeup!) we'll keep tuning in.

    Lilit

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  16. Awww Dee, I will miss you on twitter... There will always be a good and bad side to everything. I choose to totally ignore the bad and just try to concentrate on the good because I really did make some amazing friend through twitter.

    Will be catching you over in blogspot instead I guess :) Keep it going because I love your posts.

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  17. Amen sister! :) I am so with you on this rant! Thanks for the post!

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  18. Oh dear, I was worried when reading this post that I might have overstepped the line when urging you to come for meetups. I hope you never felt pressured to do so! If you ever do, please let me know >___<

    Sorry to hear about you leaving twitter, but you are right and you should be doing what makes you happy only.

    I agree with you that as well. Dislike the distinction between pro and unpro bloggers. To me, everybody's the same. I will read a new blog just as excitedly as I will a blog that's been around for forever and ever.

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  19. I'm not judging you, it's your blog, do things how YOU want! :)

    I don't have a twitter myself it doesn't appeal to me..

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  20. I didn't even know you had twitter! :(

    I've been seeing a lot of snotty "blog this way" posts lately but wasn't sure if it was a standard seasonal thing or something that was cropping up more often. I've stopped following those losers. If we all took those advices, all our blogs would look the same! What the hell is the point, right?

    You keep doing your thing and I'll keep reading. :D

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  21. I know exactly what you mean, there were two youtube "gurus" I loved and decided to follow on twitter, they may know how to do make up but they suck at being compassionate people. it was clear to see that their "guru status" had gone to their heads. they insulted other artists, they insulted people who were trying to get to know them.

    I blog because I love makeup, I love reading other people's opinions, not because I love so and so's videos and want to be just like her !!! I do not copy anyone's content or pictures, they're all mine. I don't do it to have 3,000 followers, I'm happy with just 20 LOL

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  22. Aww Dee i'm going to miss your face on twitter, but I do understand why your doing what your doing.

    I will always be a loyal follower of your blog and i'm crossing my chubby fingers that you come along to IMATS (seriously if you and noodle arms need a place to stay in Sydney to cut costs, i'm happy to lodge you ladies and your make up :) )

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  23. You always inspire me and I've always loved your blog. Keep rocking! xoxo

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  24. I'm totally going to miss you on Twitter but I'm really glad you're going to keep blogging! Good on you for standing up for your beliefs and if you and Noodles come to Melbourne or IMATS then you have a standing lunch date with me :D

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  25. Aahhhhhh I'll miss reading your funny tweets but will continue my daily reads here =)

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  26. Sorry to hear about people saying the wrong things to you - no one should dictate how you do your blog! I hate how bloggers these days feel the need to be perfect and on top of everyone else at the end of the day because blogging is all about being that tiny drop in the ocean but contributing your TRUE self.

    You totally say it loud and proud and be true to yourself! It is so easy to get washed away on the online world - sometimes I'm grateful for the times where I neglect my blog as I know I'm not entirely dependent on it!

    Big hugs and I hope we get to meet you sometime soon! Was definitely looking forward to meeting you at a meetup sometime so hopefully we can still do so or just meet for coffee when you're free (:

    Hurray for still having your blog! We're so lucky we haven't lost you entirely.
    xoxxx

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  27. I'll miss you on Twitter Dee but will still avidly read your blog x

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  28. I really wish I could leave Twitter, I don't like it in the first place. I actually didn't join the first wave Twitters, but I was commanded to when I did my last internship at a big-name NY Museum because I was in Communications. I'm doing another internship in PR/Marketing at an industrial firm and once again, I feel pressured to do and learn Twitter. :-( I wish I could just write press releases and blog entries instead, I don't even understand Twitter. But I guess it's the name of the game in my field, so I'll have to get used to it *sigh*.

    Kudos to you, though. It's gonna free up so much of your time!! :-) And I love your blog, so I'm so happy you're keeping on with it. I like seeing content longer than 140 characters anyways.

    Live long and prosper!

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  29. Shucks Dee am going to miss you on Twitter. Respect your choice big time. Still, am going to continue stalking your blog so you better not be going anywhere :P

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  30. Thanks everyone - I'm surprised and pleased by how many people actually read my ramblings! You all rock. xx

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  31. i must have missed something. i'm glad you'll continue to blog. <3 your swatches, which i always use as reference.

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  32. Awwwh,as much as I don't pay too much attention to twitter these days - I did notice you had vanished suddenly :( But good on you for following what feels right for you & look forward to the ongoing blog posts :D

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  33. Awww I'm sorry you felt that way, but good for you that you chose what you think is best for you :) Please don't stop blogging, I really enjoy your posts, although I don't always have the time to comment. I try though :)

    There are some things I don't like about twitter as well. And what's up with the whole guru thing? I don't even like the term. Just because you have 1,000 or 2,000 followers does that automatically make you a beauty guru? Laughing Out Loud!!!

    I love communicating with people and I always reply to comments, e-mails and tweets (I might miss a couple now and then, but that's normal) and I definitely don't behave like I'm superior than the rest of the people. For example some bloggers, who have many followers are snotty, they never reply to comments etc. I hate that :/ Blogging is supposed to be fun and it's supposed to promote communication.

    Sorry for the long comment, I had to rant too lol x

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  34. well.. if you missed twitter, it always be there for you.. ^_^ even I took a break from twitter .. too much... how do you think Kim K. handles twitter everyday? ^-^

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  35. goddammit, I knew I shouldn't have live tweeted Battlefield Earth. IM SORRY DEE.

    (real response: hey, it's not for all people. I can't stand facebook, and find my miniscule attention span is perfect for twitter...)

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