More than five years ago, when I created my Twitter account, I had no idea what to use it for. I had zero followers and only followed the suggested accounts – back when you didn’t navigate through seven pages of them.

But soon after, I discovered the uses of Twitter. As a tool to promote my own content. To build a following of people interested in reading more about me. A communication tool. It helped me make some online friends that helped me in my career, and it became the “go-to” tool to communicate with my bro(ther) @kenobixios because “We’re always online, anyway”.

Now, five years later, more than a thousand people have decided to “follow me”, and haven’t gotten bored of me yet. That’s flattering, of course. Being thanked for what you tweet or write is awesome.

But I’d like to thank you, my followers. For the motivation to write new blog posts. For the encouragement to reach out to people, and the boldness to share my opinion even when it wasn’t popular (in a #jpositive land, the #jcynical man isn’t very popular).

Thank you for clicking that follow button. It confirms my belief that Twitter is a communication tool people should embrace, not fear.

Here’s to the next follower.

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