Edward Hancock II
The Imperfect Blog
|Posted by EHancock2 on November 14, 2018 at 2:30 PM|
So, my last two blogs mysteriously disappeared. Don't know that there was necessarily anything groundbreaking in them, but it is weird that they would just up and disappear like that. Oh well.
Anyway, a lot has happened since I last wrote. A month ago, Twitter decided (in the infinite stupidity) to ban me. Not just ban me for a day, or a week or even a month. Apparently, twitter has decided to ban me PERMANENTLY. I tried creating a new account with my information. I tried using a new Email address. Even created a profile meant for my mother, using her information and they said I couldn't do it. After writing them upwards of 10 times, they said they decided I was "a danger to other twitter users." Me. I'm "DANGEROUS" Y'all. Yeah, I know. I laughed too. I turn 45 in March. I was born with Spina Bifida. I'm about 80 lbs overweight. I can barely see at night. But I'm "DANGEROUS." I don't know whether to be flattered or insulted, to be honest... A couplel of my author friends contacted twitter in my defense, but let's be real. I'm not James Woods, Kris Paronto or Donald Trump. They're not afraid of me. They know I don't have the following of these other guys.... yet. But I'm gonna. And Twitter will understand the phrase "The pen is mightier than the sword."
Dangerous? Yeah, Twitter. I'm dangerous. Because I'm going to expose your abuse of power and singling out a disabled man as a "danger" to your supression of truth and free speech. You ain't seen dangerous yet. But it's coming. From the little engine that you didn't think could.
In the meantime, I'm working on trying to figure out my writing future. My big plan for 2019 and 2020 was to shift a lot of my efforts from the road toward a more online presence. Twitter's ban has definitely put a monkey wrench in that plan, but I'm looking at other online platforms to try to expand my presence. I have a Tumblr that I never use. I'll probably try and figure out how to implement Tumblr into my online presence. I had a Pinterest, but it just wasn't anything I found useful to advertising. Someone suggested MeWe, but another friend said there was a lot of trolls and scammers there. So I dunno. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery... maybe a couple of imitators is just what my career needs! LOL! j/k!
Anyway, I thought about getting back on TAGGED.com as well, but I was on it years ago, and it had basically become a dating site, not unlike plenty of fish. I can't say I got much out of it, to be honest.
SO, if you have any suggestions on web forums or social media sites I should try, let me know. They do not need to be writing related. They can be just general social media sites like Tumblr or Facebook. I have to replace a heck of a platform with the loss of twitter.
Oh and don't think the fight is over there. Like I said, I don't have the audience some people do, so they think I'm going to be ignored. I'm not. But, revenge is a dish best served cold. I'm going to build my audience. Before long, twitter will be begging me to be a part of their service. But no I won't. I'll buy twitter and fire every idiot there that bans people like me. In the meantime, I'm moving forward. I am not going to consume my life with revenge. I'm going to move forward and know that it'll happen. Twitter will either die on the vine or they will lift the ban. But twitter will need me one day. Mark My Word!
Until Next Time this blog is brought to you by the letters W, E and H and by the number 2.