On the advice of my agent I recently joined twitter in the hope of publicising my forthcoming TV series and (no doubt) accompanying book . I was gratified to find that I was immediately followed by hundreds of my fans. I followed a select few of my celebrity TV and media "friends" and of course yourself Ms. Sock. You were one of the first people I followed in order to read your erudite and interesting tweets.
However, since then my "space" seems to have been invaded by other people's conversations which may or may not be "amusing" but certainly bypass me. I feel like Ken Barlow surrounded by the talking heads of Deirdre and dear departed Blanche nagging at me. I didn't expect to have to interact. The Dalai Lama was a let down too - thought for the day was one thing but I didn't need to know that he was "sitting on a train" with accompanying photos.
Now I have "unfollowed" a substantial amount of people leaving just the crème de la crème of the gardening tweetworld. This would seem to have given offence to those I have cast off and even those I am still following do nothing but indulge in what people seem to call "banter".
I'm not sure I really understand the purpose of twitter. What can I do?
Bring on the pigs.
The Unfollowed A.S.