I’ve been thrown into Twitter jail with no ability to tweet or retweet. Apparently this is like being a prisoner of Azkaban in Harry Potter. You can flail your arms and scream all you want, but no one can hear you.
Why is my account locked?
The simple answer is, I don’t know. I haven’t changed my retweeting/tweeting pattern in the last few months. I don’t tweet anything nasty, like politics, porn, or hate. Dude, I’m just a book lover, not a fighter.
But a locked account shouldn’t be a problem, right? I’ll just contact Twitter customer service and get this problem cleared up in no time.
Wait…Twitter doesn’t have actual people on the other end of their help messages?
Bah! Minor setback.
I’ll search online for the answer. Random security problem? I haven’t been hacked. Spam problem? I’m a real person, not a bot. I don’t even hashtag all that often. (Sorry for verbing.)
How do I fix it?
Okay. Fine. Whatever. I’m suspended from the Tweeting game. I’ll go sit in the penalty box, whether earned or not. I don’t care. Just tell me how to fix it.
Fellow internet denizens tell me to change my password. Done. Turn off any automation (like Roundteam or Crowdfire or whatever). Done.
What happens next?
Now I wait.
And what if my ability to Tweet is never restored?
On the other hand, maybe it’s a good thing.
Thanks for listening. Many heartfelt thanks if you tweet this post…because I can’t.