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.
New Twitter: www.twitter.com/KellyatHashtag