Why is my Twitter private?
and why I love doing this... 7 reasons.
In this week’s newsletter: Why I like going private on Twitter, Chimp City, Brendan Fraser and many more…
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Essay of the week
Every now and then, I take my Twitter account private. There are many reasons and I want to talk about a few.
1. The most important goal behind going private is community. Building stronger and deeper relationships with the community.
Sometimes I go private when there is a huge number of people coming in.
The best part about going private is that the algo knows the ceiling. It’s the number of followers you have.
So whenever you tweet, it’ll reach a higher number of people because the algo doesn’t have to figure out what’s the tweet about, who all will be interested in it (because most of the tweets are interest and topics based)
When you go private, the algo probably doesn’t have enough info and sends it to as many people as possible.
2. Connecting like-minded people.
There are so many interesting people who follow me but don’t know each other.
I ask questions like these 👇 and ask people to connect with each other.
Like-minded people with the same interests connect with each other.
here are a few examples 👇
I feel very much at home when I go private. It’s just me and my friends chilling with each other for a few days.
It’s like a small conference but nothing’s changed. Just no outsiders.
4. I can talk about anything
There are no limits. I can shitpost or talk about something that normally most people talk about… while not worrying about how many RTs it got.
5. No more tracking.
Sometimes I track the value of content based on the number of comments, likes and RTs.
But when I’m private I don’t have to worry about them. The numbers go out the door when I go private.
6. Take feedback.
Take honest feedback.
7. No more bots and reply guy spams.
After I went private, My DMs are much calmer than usual. Comments sections are cleaner than usual.
I believe this is something everyone and every community should do once they believe they have enough people. I started this ritual back when I had less than 1000 followers.
And being very honest, the lower the number the better it is.
Anyway, I love doing this on my Twitter. Until next time. Peace out 🚀
10 Interesting things for you 🙌
1. One of my favourites reads from Real Life Mag (Chimp City)
I’m also saddened to know that they won’t be continuing anymore due to no funding :)
2. Something from my Twitter👇
3. Comfort of a pencil (Blog)
4. Interesting thread of the week:
5. Interesting Human of the week:- Brendan Fraser
Recently, Brendan Fraser got a 6-minute standing ovation.
I remember watching Brendan’s movie series “Mummy” during my childhood. One of the best movies ever.
6. Question of the week:-
7. Picture of the week:- My new lockscreen
8. Current read: Actually nothing. Have to get back to reading. Been sick with cold and stomach ache.
9. Meme of the week:- No memes lol.
I enjoyed watching this video of central cee where he raps about US and UK slang
10. Quote of the week:
“Stay away from those people who try to disparage your ambitions. Small minds will always do that, but great minds will give you a feeling that you can become great too.” — Mark Twain
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“The temptation to quit will be the greatest just before you're about to succeed” – Chinese Proverb
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“The less a writer discusses his work—and himself—the better. The master chef slaughters no chickens in the dining room; the doctor writes prescriptions in Latin; the magician hides his hinges, mirrors, and trapdoors with the utmost care.”
Afterword to "The Bagful of Dreams" in The Jack Vance Treasury (2007).
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I read this quote 👆 and couldn’t completely understand it. So I asked and did this on Reddit and am very happy that I got these responses.
Check out some previous newsletters:
Diderot Effect (Read)
Life’s lines of Closeness (Read)
Cathedral Thinkers (Read)
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