Over the past week, a lot of Twitter users are asking the question: Will this be my last tweet? And they’re debating whether they should stay on Twitter or leave the platform entirely. Today, let’s write about this. Keep reading to see today’s writing prompt and my completed version of it.

Today’s Writing Prompt: My Last Tweet?

Today, write from the perspective of a Twitter user who is debating leaving Twitter. Try to capture their concerns around both leaving and staying on the platform.

Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt

My Last Tweet?, by K.E. Creighton

I typed, “Byyyeee for now. But not forever. Follow me on —” and then I stopped typing and hit the backspace to delete the whole tweet. Yeah, I wanted to discard that tweet. I didn’t actually want to write a tweet claiming my social media move or to learn an entirely new social media platform. All of my most engaged followers are on Twitter, where I found them and worked hard to entertain them. Now, where was I supposed to go? Where were they supposed to go? Somewhere, sure. But it still just wouldn’t be the same.

I didn’t think it would be a big deal, Elon taking it all over. I laughed about it and supported the deal. Why not? He was about free speech, supposedly. And my entire social media brand is driven by free speech and all the drama created each time it’s talked about. I didn’t actually care who owns Twitter. So what. But my followers did and they love drama. So, I delivered. Sue me, okay? Yeah, I capitalized on that. Big time!

But now I have to pay a fee for the platform? Ugh! And now the algorithm isn’t noticing my tweets at all. Where I used to get thousands of engagements, I get maybe a dozen per post. Is that free speech? Seems like paid for speech to me. Double ugh! Not to mention, I can’t piggyback off celebrity gossip and endorsements anymore. Because most celebrities relevant to my brand are boycotting the platform and leaving it.

I mean, do I have to leave the platform, too? I guess I could learn more about what the newer algorithms are like and what they want… But why do I feel dirty about it this time? Like my voice is gone somehow now, or bastardized?… All for a few likes…

[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]

Notes on Completing this Writing Prompt

The moves Elon Musk is making since he bought Twitter and made it private again are important to pay attention to, for a variety of reasons. The moves he’s making are still evolving and changing day by day. So, it’s important for us to keep tabs on it moving forward. See a bit about my thoughts on this at the bottom of this past Sunday’s Summary post.

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