So I came across Wordle shortly after my birthday and thought… hey a word game! I found out about it when people I follow on Twitter started sharing their daily Wordle results and decided to investigate… and now I’m hooked. What I didn’t expect is how people on Twitter who don’t know what Wordle is have chosen to hate it simply based on people posting their results (which look like the image above, if you’re lucky, and without the WTF). What’s with that? If seeing a post with a few coloured squares in it sets someone off they can simply mute the word “wordle” and they’ll never see another one. But it seems they prefer to complain. Not me though! I’m having fun with it. It’s on a free app and a new puzzle comes up every 24 hours. Have you tried it?
Kath (@kittyd66) and I have been following each other on Twitter/Instagram for a while now and when she and her husband Tony came back to Sevilla for a visit this week (their 7th!) she got in touch with me about an “off the beaten track” tour since they already knew the city and its bars quite well. And so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to suggest our new We Love Tapas Magical Mystery Tapas Tour with José, with a plan to meet up with them later on during their visit for a cervecita. Well, they loved the tour and did indeed go to places they didn’t know existed, then I met them today for a fabulous lunch at La Brunilda – another first for them. It was a fun afternoon and, as always, lovely to meet another “Twitter pal” in person at last. Pretty sure they’ll be back.
And by SHE I mean ME in my many Twitter guises. You may recall that I woke up one morning in late April to find that seven of my Twitter accounts had been suspended overnight, citing a breach in Twitter rules, specifically for “manipulation and spam”, and one of the seven was further charged with attempting to evade a permanent suspension by starting a new account. I did a little detective work and I think I found the “guilty” account, long derelict, that had probably been hacked and was – I suppose! – being used for posting weird shit. No idea since I hadn’t even looked at it in years (and then was not allowed access to it). I then supposed that the other accounts were found guilty by association. But I mean… this really fucked me over. Especially for the accounts directly linked to my work. So I started using yet another account of mine, started a few years ago so they couldn’t accuse me of trying to evade suspension, and have been posting stuff there as “Sevilla Tapas”. But even with friends helping with RTs I only ended up with about 340 followers (compared with close to 8000 on the ST account) and I kept wondering how I was going to reconnect with everyone again. I couldn’t even find all the people I’d been following.
Then today I clicked on something that brought me to the We Love Tapas twitter account and – OMG it was working again! So I signed in and then checked the other accounts and, same deal, they were all up and running. I mean, without any notice from Twitter that they had been reinstated, and without any proper reason given for having shut them down in the first place. Do I care? Fuck no! I just hope they stay reinstated. I’ve already arranged 2 Factor Authorisation on the accounts (something I have for Instagram, but hadn’t done for Twitter) and changed the passwords AGAIN and am now just really enjoying having my babies back. Twitter remains my favourite social media platform, with Instagram a runner up. But I talk more with people on Twitter, and have met some amazing people there, many of whom are my friends now.
Meanwhile, it seems I lost over a hundred followers on the Sevilla Tapas Twitter account while I was away. Weird. I wonder if they were bots that got eliminated during whatever the fuck was going on these past six weeks. But yeah, don’t really care. I’m just so happy to be reconnected with everyone there again. Go and say hello! 🙂
So… fuck. It’s been an uphill battle with trying to get back on Twitter after I was VERY WEIRDLY suspended from seven accounts overnight last week. Half of them I hadn’t looked at in years, and one of them I cannot gain access to at all, which I think must be the one that was hacked. So yeah, fuck.
Two of those accounts were “accused” of trying to evade permanent suspension by starting new accounts (never mind they are both almost 10 years old) but there is no Twitter rule that I know of that stops me from using other accounts I have had going before the suspension. Enter @azahartapas, which I started in 2017 when I thought I’d need a separate account for my Azahar Tapas website.
So I am not breaching any rules by using this account, but it means I have to start over from zero. That means zero followers & friends, and also me trying to find all my friends again. And well, in the past day or so I’m up to just over 100 followers. Think it will take a while for me to get back to the almost 8,000 I had before. Anyhow, please stop over at the new place and give my pinned tweet an RT and @azahartapas a follow. 💛