Bye Bye Kelly_Jackson88

Among the things I worry about, I have to say being hacked was down at the very bottom of my list.

I worry about the normal things, like my bus being late, or the moon (I watched a documentary once about how much we need the moon and it scared me so much I like to check it’s still there now and again).

So when I logged onto my Gmail Tuesday afternoon, imagine how shocked I was to see that someone had hacked into my Gmail, and my twitter that I had spent four years building and use for business purposes.

Not only was I disappointed that it had taken me so long to build up, but I was also incredibly disappointed, as I am not sad enough to call people I have never met ‘Friends’ but I had built a genuine little community and really enjoyed talking to certain people.

I spent the best part of Wednesday and Thursday being, for want of a better expression a bit of a miserable slag. The problem does look like it will be resolved, but Friday I came to an optimistic decision.

My old Twitter account was 4/5 years old, so without me knowing how to clear up inactive followers when I started it, there were quite a lot on that old account. This gave way to literally anyone who disagreed with me to compile a Twitter audit and accuse me of ‘buying followers’ (FYI I prefer to spend my money on cases of prosecco).

I also gained quite a few trolls along the way, and couldn’t help replying to them, which on my part isn’t very professional.

So here i was Friday, getting some bits together and starting the first makings of my new company, Hashtag Social Media, and I really sat down and thought about it. What a GREAT opportunity for a fresh start. No inactive followers, no trolls, just people who enjoy my content. I also now have the opportunity to be a bit more professional and link my account to my company, which will be launching soon.

So goodbye @Kelly_Jackson88. when I do retrieve you, I will be respectfully deleting you. Thank you for everything, but now is my time to shine and show all the haters, that I am just genuinely that good at social media that I can build a following through my content alone.

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  1. cathy Malone
    May 9, 2015 / 11:28 am

    Good on you Kelly. Best wishes for a brighter future.

  2. May 10, 2015 / 4:47 pm

    Dear Kelly, It isn’t “your” Twitter account, it belongs to Twitter. Security is minimal on it. Pleading Not Guilty to this one.

    • May 10, 2015 / 5:04 pm

      That as may be, but it certainly wasn’t Twitter who spent 4 years of their time building the account.

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