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 Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this tell me how. –Mary Schmich

 

twitter birdInsincere compliments really shit me.

The suck-arsey ones that are hollow and verge on sarcastic make me doubt my self far more than a straight insult ever would. 

Sincere compliments on the other hand are crowns of gold, or fairy wings, or chocolate that has no calories. They come from no where and land in very good places.

Like when a total stranger stops you on the street to tell you how nice you look, or how lovely your children are.

They have absolutely no reason to do this other than a compulsion to share a thought that they had.

A nice thought.

I wanted to experience this today so I turned to Twitter for help. 

I spent my day tweeting compliments, (and in some cases cheeky insults) to some of the people I’ve met there.

People who are for the most part complete strangers.

 

There was only one rule.

The compliments had to be sincere. 

And here is how my day went….

 

 

 

I decree today is compliments and insults day. Surprise someone. #kissorslap

 

adventureran to Carla- In that case, I truly enjoy both your blog & your tweets!

 

Carla to adventureran- thank you!

 

The insomnia was for once my friend, the night I got to watch/listen/smell AEEvans tweets live from #Tahiti

 

Carla to Quadelle- thankyou for inspiring me. #kissorslap

 

Quadelle to Carla- I thought this NaBloPoMo thing was slowly killing us both?

 

Carla to Quadelle- yes…you are right…I take it back… :)

 

scottmpeters to Carla - that’s the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard of! #kissorslap 

 

Carla to scottmpeters- that’s the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard of! #kissorslap <— how’d you know I enjoy the occasional slap?;)

 

scottmpeters to Carla- had that look on your face 

 

sam_ikin to Carla- Don’t be stupid. Nice flowers.#kissorslap

 

Carla to sam_ikin-  Oh my a kiss and a slap from you…I’m honoured! #kissorslap

 

Carla to flemingsean– You once paid me the nicest compliment on my blog. I will never forget it. #kissorslap

 

Carla to OnyaMag- I have no idea what you look like but I know you are beautiful on the inside  #kissorslap

 

Carla to sjbgilmour - I enjoy your shenanigans #kissorslap

 

Carla to LaceySnr- You are my favourite way to procrastinate! #randomcomplimentforsure #kissorslap

 

LaceySnr to Carla- You are my favourite source of utter, utter randomness :)  #kissorslap

 

Carla to MrsDesperate- you always take the time to respond to people’s tweets. That is lovely! #kissorslap  

 

MrsDesperate to Carla- Oh how lovely. Kiss right back atcha! #kissorslap

 

Carla to all the phish mongers out there… I hope you all get a nasty rash #kissorslap

 

Carla: am working my way through the A-list-of-interesting… #kissorslap (shh! a private list)

 

Carla to encino_- hmm your blog is very amusing…you should write more! #kissorslap

 

encino to Carla- Twitter has replaced it!

 

Carla to wizdude- you have the best kids in the world!! #kissorslap

 

 wizdude- to Carla thank you. You have great kids too :-)

 

Carla to bigmac- you are so tall it hurts my neck to talk to you :P But your wife is lovely and your kids are cute! #kissorslap

 

Carla to vboykis- I love the way you always wish everyone a good morning! And I think you really mean it. #kissorslap day

 

Carla to slouchy- I enjoy going to your blog, because I know it’s going to make me think. You exercise my brain! #kissorslap day 

 

slouchy to Carla- thank you! what on earth is kissorslap day? like trick-or-treat?

 

 Carla to slouchy- compliment or insult day! I’ve received back a few of both! :)  

 

Carla to Neilochka- I thank you for inspiring my writing. And for making me laugh out aloud. #kissorslap day

 

Neilochka to Carla- thank you. But what is kissorslap day? 

 

Carla to Neilochka- I decree today to be compliment or insult day… so far more compliments sent than insults… but the day is still young… 

 

Carla to  zigiprimo- you are deffo one of the friendliest people I have met in twittersville! #kissorslap day

 

 zigiprimo to Carla- cheers Carla :)  

 

Carla to martinwalsh- you are a man of mystery!… I get all impressed but by the next tweet my #geekalert radar goes nuts… :)

 

 martinwalsh- to Carla #mysterioushandsomemenwhoaremisunderstoodallthetimebywomen :P

 

Carla to jkerrison - you are one of the most genuine people I’ve met on twitter. I hope you take that as a compliment. #kissorslap day  

 

jkerrison to Carla- And your blog is one of the most creative I’ve read. Thanks for the mention#kissorslap day

 

Carla to analoguepilot -I am often amazed by your photography.#kissorslap day

 

Carla to CSquaredPlus3- Thank you, You were the first person who told me that they were adding me to their reader. Happy moment for me! #kissorslap day   

 

Carla to fixstjames- you make everything sound yum. #kissorslap day 

 

fixstjames to Carla- it was tasty. Simple 

 

Dan_M_Egan to Carla- you are slap happy

 

There are some slaps I’d like to give out, but the people to whom they should be given would probably enjoy them too much.. #kissorslap day

scottmpeters to Carla- hey!

 

 

5 Responses to “a day of twitter-compliments”

  1. Quadelle says:

    Clever idea. Plus, you’ve got a great knack for giving out compliments. The world could do with more people like you. :)

  2. carladelvex says:

    It wasn’t hard to find something nice to say about each of these people.

    What was hard was stopping at just one compliment each!

    Oh and for the record some of the replies to the compliments came in via the DM system.

    Unfortunately they have to stay in the vault!:)

  3. Lisalicious says:

    Haha had fun reading all the Twitter. It’s a nice way to past the time happily too..

  4. Chris says:

    I didn’t realize you had declared it such a special day! I’m glad I was able to participate unknowingly. :-) You have pretty hair… and eyes. [I'm still playing.]

  5. carladelvex says:

    lol why thank you Chris! x

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