I was fully prepared to write a celebratory post about how The Axis of Ego had reached 100 Twitter followers at long last. Achieving that triple-digit milestone is a (small) point of pride for us. Alas, the intricacies of the medium have betrayed us.
While it’s true that we surged to 102 followers just a few days ago after picking up about eight “bots” after tweeting something with an “#atheism” hashtag, attrition since that time has dropped the count to a mere 96. And the bots are still there.
Considering that I was complaining just a couple of months ago about having a paltry 53 followers, this still represents progress. However, it would have been nice to hit that magic number.
So, we reiterate our shameless plea for followers from a month ago. I would normally promise something like “you won’t be disappointed,” but I’m incapable of that level of puffery. Instead, I’ll just tell you that I guarantee you there are many, many folks on Twitter who have more followers but produce worse content (if any). I’ll leave it at that.
Here are a few recent tweets:
“Trustafarian” is my new favorite word. I can’t wait to break that out on some hipsters. That or a baseball bat. #justkidding
The geezers who run my fantasy baseball league insist on keeping Yahoo. I have to fill out paperwork just to make lineup changes.
Augusta already apologized. It was a mistake made by a security guard. #nextstoryplease
#governmentshutdown not that big a deal. Happened twice before in my lifetime. Just a chance for right and left to preen and point fingers.
“Confirm Eugene Levy availability for American Pie direct-to-Garmin sequel.” #HollywoodPostItNote
Hey, what have you got to lose? I humbly suggest giving The Axis of Ego a look (and a follow) on Twitter here. With your help, we can regain our foothold on the century mark. End of plea.