A Break Up Led Me To Twitter…


© 2013 Amber Diaz

That’s right, the first time I EVER used Twitter was when I took to Kim Kardashian’s Fan page for help during a break-up. You see, I have loved the Kardashians since the beginning. And yes, I have gotten much backlash for it. But none of that is important. The important thing was that Miss Kim Kardashian helped me become an avid social media user. Let me explain. I was in a relationship with a guy for over five years. And he, being the brilliant guy that he was, thought it was appropriate to speak inappropriately to other females on the infamous platform we call Facebook. Thus, amongst other issues between this gentleman and myself, we called it quits. So I did what every other heart broken ex-girlfriend does, I constantly checked his FB  page. Morning, noon and night I checked for statuses, updates, and comments, particularly looking for the female ones. And what I realized is that I was hurting myself. So, after reading a magazine where Kim talks about taking to social media to vent in a positive way, I signed up for Twitter. I navigated to Kim’s page who was going through a break up too. She had a million and one statuses about upcoming events, books she was reading, and even photos of she and her family. I began copying her writing style with @replies, and RT “Re-tweets.” She showed that an individual in a tough time could rise up when they focused on their own goals. I soon began following friends who in turn followed me back. I began networking and found a therapist who tweets about love and the next steps. I am still an avid user, and now on a professional level, my networking skills are more than good–they’re great.


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