Throughout the day, we interact through dozens of conversations and sometimes engage in them. A constant, never ending stream of partial conversations slide down your eyesight, sending you into a spiral of distraction. This year has been a constant attack on our triggers and fears. Whether you’re involving yourself in conversation or not, you’re still being molested visually with raw and unfiltered negativity. So, why do we allow this?
Personally, I scroll because I like to get a sense of what the global conversation on wrestling is. I try, my best, to find the sources of information that I find to be true and unbiased, which is ever so hard these days.
Navigating Twitter can be like walking through a minefield.
When we engage in a conversation, you have to see the conversation for what it is. Both parties need to believe what they are saying. This can be very challenging when speaking to an account that wants something FROM you. A successful communication is only possible if both parties are genuine and not selling something. Imagine talking to a mall kiosk salesman. You two are speaking and having a chat but one party, the salesman is masking their dialect for the sole purpose of selling something to you.
In the sphere of wrestling Twitter, who is speaking to you and what do they want? There are those who speak to you in a combative manner because they are projecting their anger onto you. This is not a balanced communication and successful interaction will never prosper. When speaking with a podcast, journalist or influencer; one party is producing dialect with a high chance they are wanting something from you, a listen, a download or a click.
I ran a podcast and podcast network so I can say to you whether your intention to be a salesman was the goal, it is your mindset every day. We speak in a manner to get more downloads or validation for our product. Very few creators can do this effectively without genuinely being a salesman. Every day, I would try to get more follows, more listens, more downloads and sadly (and poorly) more respect from those influencers around me with more status. It was disgusting.
So, how do we deal with these hurdles? There’s really no rules or policies because each of us are unique. There are social rules in our society, but the Twitter social rules are very different, if even there. Some users will be very intolerant of the slightest negative comment regarding their brand or wrestler. Some will have no boundaries and be a storm that violates everyone’s space with no regard. I do believe that you can not straddle the line entirely when it comes to certain people or accounts. It’s imperative that you remain with control of your moral compass, even on Twitter.
I think that if you respect your mental health and use the time online as positively as you can; Twitter can be a good experience. No one does it perfectly. There are no guidelines other than your own. Use the empowerment you have such as a quality filter, only allow notifications from those you follow or muting people as you need. Good luck to you. Do some good in the world and the world will pay you back.
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