Honestly, I can’t even think about what to write right now because I’m irritated.
As a writer, the one thing you fear is that something you’ve written, no matter how big or small, has gotten plagiarized, maybe even to the point where someone else has gotten a lot of credibility for it. And maybe that’s the risk I run putting my thoughts out into the internet, but STILL.
I started getting onto Twitter more, and the more I’m on there, the more I see the EXACT. SAME. TWEETS from so many different people. Some like to throw emojis in there for pizzazz. And of course, the argument that most people give you is: “It’s just Twitter! No one cares!”
Okay, but…I care. And I must be the only one who does!
I really try to not let it get to me because I want to believe that my originality is what will get me to where I need to be. But I feel like the world just isn’t fair like that. I feel like people would rather embrace someone who fits the bill physically and outwardly than the person on the inside, mentally and emotionally, who actually wrote the words. I’m just tired of this not being taken more seriously on social media. If I could copyright my tweets, I would, because I don’t sit there and copy and paste like so many of these people do, I sit there and genuinely put thought into what I want to say and how I want to say it. Only for it to be taken by the next person trying to get more likes or retweets.
I’m getting a little sleepy, but I also felt like I should rant a little about this because it really does grind my gears to see it I happening so often. I just wished people cared more about it instead of caring about getting more likes or retweets or whatever.
Writing is an art. It’s a craft, a talent, no matter how much writing you’re doing. Whether it’s for a blog post or for a tweet. For people like me, what I’ve written matters.
But you’ll never find me tweeting lines of my poetry unless it’s already out in book form! Now that would completely break my heart. 💔