Ten years on Twitter

Scrabble tiles spelling out the word 'Twitter'.

I’ve just celebrated ten years on Twitter. Well, I say I celebrated, I didn’t actually realise until yesterday when it prompted me to share a tweet to mark the occasion.

I love Twitter. It’s definitely my favourite social media platform and is the one that has served me best as a blogger.

I’ve made some great friends through blogging and most of them specifically on that particular social network.

Apparently, I’ve tweeted nearly 30,000 updates in that time. Curious to see what kind of things I used to go on about, I downloaded my Twitter archive.

And, yes, in case you were wondering, I’m great fun at parties.

Obviously, it has been handy for sharing blog posts about a range of things. From serious topics:

To downright daft ones.

But it brought back loads of proud parenting moments too:

Plus it has always been my first port of call for breaking good news:

As well as being a fine showcase for my rare acts of genius:

It was interesting seeing how Twitter has evolved over the years too. For example, there used to be a lot more in the way of silly trends like this one.

And, speaking of silly stuff, Twitter is a wonderful place for daft whimsy:

It’s also handy for making people feel more optimistic about Friday 13th.

And it’s great for sharing moments when technology trolls you:

With ten years on Twitter behind me, I’m looking forward to another decade of reading other people’s updates – and, of course, trying to better my Ringo Starr tweet.

Do you use Twitter? What do you like most about it?

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