These same questions arise over and over, so I’ll answer them here. Post your questions and comments and I’ll update this post with answers to the best ones.
Why is your Twitter so….?
That’s how you found my Twitter, isn’t it?
To be less glib, you must understand something. I’m a writer. Writers want – or even need – people to read them.
To the chagrin of haters worldwide, my debut book Gorilla Mindset was a big hit, and by many accounts was the most successful independent book release of 2015.
If you think my Twitter is too edgy, go drink soy lattes while watching PBS specials on white privilege.
Are you a troll?
What’s a troll?
I use drama and rhetoric to get an important message out to the world, and my views often incite people into rage spirals.
That’s not my fault.
Your emotions are not my personal responsibility.
If my Twitter offends you, it’s because you’re weak.
“Why did you delete those Tweets?”
I A-B test on Twitter in various ways. I’ll word the same concept differently. This helps me find the most impactful language.
It’s a source of continued amusement when people say my Twitter is random or chaotic. There’s data behind what I do.
I also delete Tweets that do not receive enough impressions.
If you’re the one wondering why a Tweet mentioning you was deleted, it’s because you didn’t deliver. If you don’t bring entertainment or education to my audience, you failed and go down the memory hole.
I have thousands of stalkers who screen cap everything I post online. I have no desire to hide anything I’ve written.
You can find a record of anything I’ve Tweeted.
What do you really believe?
I don’t ask what any of you believe.
You could be BlackLivesMatters activists, Oprah fans, or neo-Nazis.
It’s none of my business. As a writer I do not pry into your private life.
There’s often a mindset that reading someone’s writing makes you own them.
If anything I should screen you.
What if we are ideological enemies and you use the power of Gorilla Mindset to win on issues I oppose? Should I let you buy Gorilla Mindset?
How can I build up my own Twitter following?
Twitter is a machine gun.
The more I Tweet, the more followers I get.
This is data-tested.
I used to think I Tweeted too much. Won’t people get annoyed?
The data shows that more Tweets = more followers.
The main reason for this is that 60% of Twitter users are on mobile devices. If you don’t Tweet frequently, your Tweet won’t appear on the top of the users device.
You should also avoid generic hashtags like #Life and #Success. No one clicks on those hashtags looking for new accounts to follow.
When you see a hashtag trending, crash it. Post counter-intuitive thoughts. In NLP this is called a pattern interrupt.
A pattern interrupt occurs when you’re expecting to see something and then see something entirely different.
For example, #BlackLivesMatter is a hash tag created by an anti-white hate group. Tweets to the hashtag are supposed to show “solidarity” with others who hate whites.
Whenever a black is killed by another black, I tag the link to the article #BlackLivesMatter.
The Tweet gets attention.
Finally, don’t Tweet your way too far up. Here’s what I mean.
If you have 500 followers, trolling Seth Rogen might not be a best idea. He’ll ignore you, as you’re small enough to ignore.
You instead want to troll someone who is a tier above you.
A good rule of thumb is to never try to more than 10x your trolling.
If you have 500 followers, at most talk to someone with 5,000 followers. If you have 5,000 followers, have spirited discussions with someone who has 50,000 followers.
Have any other questions?
Post them below.
Then read Gorilla Mindset, because it’s better than Twitter.