How I Do Things

I consider Twitter/Facebook a place to catch up with friends, laugh a little and make the day go by a little faster.

I have a handful of really close friends online that I trust implicitly, other than that it’s all up in the air.

I have never, that I can think of, sent anything to anyone anonymously. I find it cowardly and immature. If I really want to say something to someone via email or text I will do it as myself and accept the fallout. If I am too afraid to email someone as myself then I don’t email them at all.

I am not on Twitter, Facebook or anywhere else online to prove anything to anyone. I don’t need to prove my intelligence, my attractiveness or the quality of my marriage/life. If you don’t like me then just go away, I probably won’t even notice you gone.

I tend to have a gut instinct about people, right off the bat, but that is hard to do online as none of us are our exact selves on the internet. Many of us have more confidence online, I know I do. I also have a tendency to ignore my gut, which I always regret.

I’ve never done anything online, ever, to deserve a lot of the fucked up shit I’ve received. I’ve never stalked anyone, other than a couple celebs and is it even stalking if you just follow their Twitter? I’ve never attacked anyone online, I’ve said things I wish I could take back but I’ve never gone after anyone, it’s not my style.

I don’t give a shit how many followers I have. Most days I have no clue how many people are actually following me. The only thing I ever care about is interacting with people on my blog and if it doesn’t happen it doesn’t happen.

Sometimes shit just isn’t right and you have to just walk away, if any of you are ever sick of me or whatever then I am ok with that, it happens. Life is too fucking short.

How many are you just glad this post had nothing to do with Skins?

25 Comments

  1. Alissa

    February 23, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Twitter is just another popularity contest sometimes. I post stuff that is meaningless and meaningful. It’s just random…I’m not trying to prove anything either – so I get what you’re saying. I hate all the “spmarketers” that keep following me. Jerks.

    1. Robin

      February 23, 2010 at 9:55 am

      @Alissa, It’s sad to me people miss the whole point of it all…

  2. submom

    February 23, 2010 at 9:53 am

    I am not sure whether this means that you DID receive a lot of shit and hate online from strangers. If you did, I am very sorry that happened. The Internet brings out the best AND the worst in people. I am not sure how easy it is for you to just ignore the hate (because it’s very hard for me) but please do know that there are also “strangers” that totally are feeling blessed that you are here.

    1. Robin

      February 23, 2010 at 9:56 am

      @submom, thank you sweetie, I feel the same about you.

  3. Maureen

    February 23, 2010 at 10:28 am

    ((hug)) Sounds like you had some craziness somewhere.

    Personally, I have decided to pull the ‘old lady’ card & refuse to try to even understand what twitter is or how I might incorporate it into my life.

    1. Robin

      February 23, 2010 at 2:36 pm

      @Maureen, yeah, that’s safe (Skins term sorry).

  4. Amanda

    February 23, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I miss Chris. I cried a lot at the end of the series

    1. Robin

      February 23, 2010 at 2:36 pm

      @Amanda, I did too…he was one of the best.

  5. Grant

    February 23, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    I’m just disappointed that your posts don’t include pictures of hot Asian women.

    1. Robin

      February 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm

      @Grant, most of the time there probably won’t be any, particularly since there are no Asian women in Skins…however there is a young Asian guy.

  6. bluepaintred

    February 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    wtf? so you dont care about twitter *SOB*

    (secret – I often prefer twitter to my blogs these days)

    (i think that menas I’m “sad”)

    (Im not sure I care)

    (I like brackets)

    1. Robin

      February 23, 2010 at 2:38 pm

      @bluepaintred, I care (but I don’t CARE) but you obviously care that I care (or not).

  7. Jennifer Lynn

    February 23, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    For the record, you can TOTALLY stalk me. I would be honored;)

  8. Jennifer Lynn

    February 23, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    For the record, if you ever decided to stalk me…even for just 2 seconds….I would be honored:)

    1. Robin

      February 23, 2010 at 2:38 pm

      @Jennifer Lynn, well I follow your blog in my feed reader so…does that count as stalking?

  9. Jennifer Lynn

    February 23, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Close enough for me to feel like a SUPA-star:)

  10. bluepaintred

    February 23, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    (Your)(brackets) really turned me on.

  11. Gwen

    February 23, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Well I know I’m sick of you.

    1. Robin

      February 24, 2010 at 11:07 am

      @Gwen, good timing, i’m sick of you too.

  12. Tug

    February 23, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Is this the same thing BPR was referring to? I obviously missed something, but I think I’m OK with that. Anons have no balls. I’ve gotten into it with people online, but we’ve always taken it off to e-mail, and for the most part agreed to disagree. Still friends/buds/whatever…and as far as I’m concerned, that’s totally the way to do it.

    1. Robin

      February 24, 2010 at 11:07 am

      @Tug, yeah. oh i’ve had disagreements, as long as you don’t start lashing out and going anonymous to attack things should always work themselves out.

  13. submom

    February 25, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I am sorry, Gwen and Robin, you two have the worst acting skills ever. Tre unconvincing. 😉

    1. Robin

      February 26, 2010 at 9:33 am

      @submom, We’ll try harder next time.

  14. Jody

    February 26, 2010 at 9:29 am

    I try to only use the internet to amuse people. I mean, for the most part. I started out using it to become rich and famous, but that just didn’t work out AT ALL.

    It’s hard to put yourself out there and then have people shit on you. I truly believe there are people who get their jollies on upsetting other people. If you doubt it, read the comments on ANY tragic story in the newspaper these days. It’s gruesome.

    1. Robin

      February 26, 2010 at 9:34 am

      @Jody, You are absolutely right Jody.

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