Why This Mom Feels the Need to Rant on Twitter

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Sometimes I feel things and just blurt them out right on Twitter. It’s a network of awesome people you can almost say is a great support group.

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Sometimes you get the occasional negative remarks on Twitter, which you don’t really want when you’re already down in the dumps, but hey, I always think about the times people ask me for advice and get mad when I actually tell them the truth. So I like to be pretty open-minded about the responsive rants.

Why Twitter can be a preference over Facebook

Don’t get me wrong, Facebook is a massive network with more than a billion and a half users compared to Twitter’s nearly 350 million. So it’s definitely great for traffic. However, people appear to be more real on Twitter than they are on Facebook.

Tweets are generally posted and people can move on from it quickly. This is great for the times you’re having an emotional crisis and just need a pick-me-upper by someone who can actually show their support by commenting, tweeting, or liking. We all go through moments where a little sympathy always helps us get through whatever drama is going on in our lives.

To me, Twitter is like a special friend you can talk to and get quick answers from, while it can also forget about mishaps or unlikeable tweets you might send out without thinking. I think of it as the friend I know won’t take things to heart, because I spoke before I thought about my construction of words. It’s a friend I never have to feel like I’m “walking on egg shells with.” It will support me and tell me what it feels, just as most honest people would.

On Twitter, people can move on quite quickly. So when you actually sign up, you must be aware of its 140 characters limit so you could see full stories happening one feed after another. With that said, it’s very common for people to tweet more than a hundred times in an hour and still not lose a significant amount of followers, like you would on Facebook.

Facebook only allows you to post so much before your followers get completely irritated with you. Plus, with all the restrictions, it’s actually one of those networks I always feel I have to be particularly careful with. I always have to be on my best behavior or I get spanked. And believe me, I’ve been reprimanded quite a few times.

Why Twitter is a great choice for a mom to express her emotions

As a mom, we can go through a tremendous amount of stress that close friends or family might judge if you voice out some of your emotions. When you post about it on Facebook, these same friends and family are more likely to see it and, well, you know … On Twitter, you are most likely to talk it out with strangers or people who can relate to whatever you’re going through. Less likely to have your close family or friends reading and finding out about it.

So whenever you feel the need to rant or just voice your true self, feel free to give Twitter a try. You have at least 2,400 allowable tweets to send out per day!

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