Threads is the new Twitter (X)

Hey friends, I’m on Threads now. It is the Instagram app that uses the same login information. It’s basically like Twitter, but I feel it tends to be more current, up to date with politics, and has no spam or advertisements. If you are on a computer you can go to and if you are using your smartphone, you need to download the app and then log in with your Instagram account. So far I like it. I haven’t been posting too much on other social media, so be sure you find me “aaronmstephens” and follow for the latest and greatest things that are on my mind. Facebook is basically dead, and Twitter, … <sighs> I don’t have too much hope for that one either. But remember, I will always have my website up and running and you can always see my Twitter feed on the main page.



So years ago when I built this site I incorporated some code to pull my tweets from Twitter to show up on the main page. It is kind of a cool trick that makes your static website appear to be active, other than your blog. Up until recently my Twitter posts have been few and far between. I only have a couple of thousand followers on there, and for some strange reason the demographics are of … older people, like adults. Not kids or teenagers. Just so you know, “most” of my readers are 14-35, and mostly guys. In the however many years that I have had/used Twitter, no one ever likes or retweets me. So why bother right? Well, as of lately I got tired of seeing Twitter posts (tweets) on my Facebook newsfeed, so I just decided to go to my own Twitter and see them myself. BUT I had to delete anyone that I followed that I didn’t know. There literally was thousands of tweets every few minutes and it just overwhelmed me seeing things I didn’t even really know why I was following.



So now I followed a hand full of friends who followed me, some news sources, a couple of politicians and some celebrities. I have this theory that kids and teenagers don’t use Twitter. Every “group” has their own social media favorite. Facebook, Instagram, Snap Chat, Tik Tok, Podcasts, YouTube … I’m sure I am missing a lot. Especially in other countries, like China bans Facebook and YouTube so their citizens can’t get news and information. Yes seriously. The logs don’t lie and my fans/readers come directly to the site. This one.


So I am making a concerted effort to post on Twitter at least 5 times a day. I am using my computer and not the app. Yeah I’m kind of weird that way. I really only use “social media” on my computer and only use my smartphone for music and gps mapping. If you aren’t following my Twitter, you can check it out here.

Or you can keep reading them on the main page.


And on a holiday note, did you know that apple music has every “A Very Special Christmas” version available for your enjoyment. I still love the very first one. I’m sure Alexa will play it for you as well.



Negative Ghost Rider …

May be a Twitter screenshot of text that says 'Follow The Desk of Donald J. Trump @DJTDesk Posts copied from Save America on behalf of the 45th POTUS Originally composed via This account distributes the forum onto Twitter. @DJTDesk Account suspended Twitter suspends accounts which violate the Twitter Rules'

… the pattern is full. Say what? Oh, I am just quoting one of my favorite lines from the movie Top Gun. Remember when Maverick wanted to do a fly by? Request denied. So, good ole DJ Trump was not able to bypass the Twitter security. So I am guessing that if you try to tweet one of his posts, you too will get suspended. You know, part of the fame and glory of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram is being able to brag about your follower/fan number. So for someone like DJ, he was super giddy when he kept getting new followers when he was first elected. He even tweeted about the number of new followers he got. Sadly with his website, he can’t do that. No one will know if he has 1 follower or 1 billion. His webmaster might have a clue, but then again, we looked at his code and that might not be the case. In fact, he is kind of an idiot, due to the fact that he is encouraging people to tweet his blog posts, which WILL result in accounts being suspended.  I know a lot of people who use the big 3 as their only source of information and entertainment. I don’t do a lot of scrolling, and mostly just post something and then log off. In fact, now that I think about it, I don’t really post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram as much as I thought I did. I do post on my website on a semi-regular basis. And that is what is important. I think we can all agree that fresh new content is what people really want.

So, while we are all still confined to our homes, I think we all need to start a fairy garden movement. Daylight is abundant and not only will it spice up the decorations outside your home, it will also attract fairies and give them a place to call home. I wrote about fairies in my book, so I think there is some divine spiritual energy trying to send me a message to get started on book 2. I just got some solar fairy lights for my garden. So now the fairies can see at night. Go watch the Spiderwick Chronicles, it is a cute little movie about monsters and mystical creatures. You can rent it on Amazon. Fairy garden. Weekend project. The kids will love it. And you could use a little fairy magic in your life.




Twitter Tips

Twitter is not going away. There are millions who use it daily and others who barely navigate Facebook. If you follow my personal Facebook, I posted this public.


Twitter Social Media – Interesting fact: I have been “favorited” with my tweets more times than I have followers.


Tweets about making you feel good get twice as many favorites. Tweets with pictures are more likely to retweeted. Tweets about writing, websites and motivation are hot topics for me. When I tweet about angels, God/Allah I gain more followers.


While it appears I have a bigger following on Facebook, the reality is I make way more sales through Twitter. 200,000+ vs 1500+. Why? I know why. Edgerank. Facebook friends are not supporters. Twitter supporters are not friends. Doing a shoutout with a good hashtag will always get new followers. I make up my own hashtags and I highjack other people’s hashtags. People like to learn. Share valuable insights.


Your Facebook following demonstrates LIKES, which are hard and expensive, Twitter followers are cheap and seemingly lower quality due to the sheer massive competition for attention.


Despite your Facebook friends not always liking your posts, it does not mean they do not like seeing them.


You can always add me as a friend and follow my public posts. ( I forget that there is a huge following of this website,, many who have subscribed by email or RSS. I always encourage people to set this up on their site and to sign up on my own. Why? Well, if Facebook for some reason decides to be a brat you will still know what is going on by other means of communication.


Personally I sort of like Twitter. It has really grown on me. It is one of those things you need to develop a habit of doing/using/reading. So like anything else, start with one tweet a day. Don’t worry about how many followers you have, it doesn’t matter at the new habit forming stage. Start by making other people feel good. Use a pretty picture. Use an easy to remember hashtag. Tag someone with the @ symbol before their twitter name. Post at different random times of the day. I leave Twitter open in a browser tab all the time. I reply back to everyone to messages me. I also send a welcome message when they follow me providing my book website Some people really dig it and message me back. Most of my followers have their own big following.


When I am reading tweets, I like to use my iPad and the Flipboard app.  It really maximizes the experience, and I highly recommend it. I also have both of my Facebook fan pages and my personal public posts automatically go to my Twitter stream. That stream is also reproduced on my personal blog, which makes it always seem new and fresh. A lot of fans bookmarked my blog and just go there to stay up to date. It’s kind of cool the way everything is all linked together. All you need to do is use the Jetpack WordPress plugin and drop it into the widget menu. Tah dah! Now, if you are on I don’t think you have that option.


Keep in mind that some people who follow you might not be following a lot of people. So you might be the only tweets they see at first. If you go overboard and are too salesy people will unfollow you. I try to only be salesy once in a while, and be uplifting and educational the rest of the time.  If you don’t follow my Twitter, you can @aaronmstephens.