So, inevitably given Twitter’s fucked-up algorithm, I’ve been blocked again, for a week, which takes me up to this Saturday evening. “What is it this time, Scarlett?” I hear you ask. Well, the thing is…I don’t know. I got home the other night, tried to sign in, and got the block screen. There was no tweet that was singled out as offensive, no notification that such-and-such a kind of behaviour was unacceptable. Just “You’re blocked for a week for breaking the rules.” And they didn’t even tell me which rule I’d broken.
Following is a message I typed out, and sent to my friends, asking them to publicise it. Feel free to lift this and post it on Twitter yourself.
It’s tiring when this keeps happening, especially when you see literal, self-confessed Nazis get away with making rape and death threats, using the N-word and anti-Semitic slurs, and dogpiling those they dislike – women, POC, Muslims, Jews, you name it.
The only logical conclusion I can come to is that Jack and other Twitter staff members are themselves white supremacists and Trump supporters. Otherwise, why would they suspend the accounts of people who defend themselves against such people, instead of the ones making the threats in the first place?
I’ve said I’m not going back to Twitter before and I always have, so we’ll see how I feel this weekend, but…*sigh*…it’s not looking good, is it? I’ve emailed in to ask for an explanation and used another account to contact Twitter members of staff, but honestly, deep down? I don’t expect them to do anything about it, because as I said before – Jack et al are white supremacists.
And why would I want to be a member of a site run by white supremacists? It’ll affect my ability to promote my books on social media but as I’m barely selling a handful of copies each month anyway (see my previous blog post Between the Lines) it shouldn’t make much of a difference.
As for my fiction writing – well, I’ve released several books in recent months, and the details are on each book’s individual page, complete with buy links:
As for what I’m working on right now – Book #2 in the Connections series, which is Wallis’s story, Wallis being Sarah’s flatmate and Lucas’s sister, from Book #1.
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For those who prefer to read their eBooks on non-Amazon-related devices, the good news is I’ve opened up a Draft2Digital account, which is the first step towards going wide with distribution. I’ll keep you updated when that happens.
I’d like to say I’ll be blogging more often in future (and hopefully not rethinking and deleting various blog posts) but I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself. As it is, these days, fewer people blog, and it’s kind of dying off in popularity, or so I’ve been told. Nevertheless, even if no-one reads what I post here, it’ll be my way of having my say, and a place to group together all things Scarlett.
So until next time, toodle-pip.