Twitter Stalkers @solsticepublish
At first, Twitter seemed so simple. You follow someone, they follow you back and you’re able to see each other’s posts. It seemed harmless enough. I began the habit of following back most of the people who followed me. I figured, “This person might like what I write and buy a book.” Lately though I’ve been getting a lot of follows from young women. I was glad because that was an audience I wasn’t sure I was reaching. My happiness was short-lived. I started getting direct messages asking personal questions. Was I looking for love? Was I married? Was I interested in getting married? What kinds of girls did I like? Some wanted a serious relationship and others wanted…something less serious. I used to get these once in a while but now they’re coming every day in increasing numbers. Did I get on some sort of list? Maybe I followed the wrong person back and everyone is copying their friends list. One thing’s for sure; these women aren’t interested in books! I am happily married with three children, two dogs and a cat who doesn’t like me. Now I’m afraid to follow people back on Twitter. From some of the guys I’m getting sent scams. “The government will pay you $40,000 to write a book. I got mine. I can get you in touch with the guy to get you yours.” Or then there’s “I’m a Marine on a peacekeeping mission and I need you to wire me some money.” Maybe I’m paranoid but it all seems fishy to me. It’s getting to the point where I don’t know who to follow back. I guess I’ll go with my gut and hope this cycles off.
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