Posted July 24, 2016on:
I failed to get verified as @ashley on Twitter.
When I read that Twitter was opening up the Twitter verified account to anyone, I thought I would give it a go. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?
Apparently, something ventured also led to nothing gained.
I jumped through hoops and provided information in a form. It took a few days for me to receive this rejection email.
Twitter did not say why I could not get a blue check mark against my handle “at this time”. So, maybe much later?
I can guess why the verification was rejected though. I am not a celebrity Ashley or an otherwise famous one. My account is not of enough public interest.
It does not matter that I have had @ashley since January 2007 and that Twitter is the only social media platform I believe in and am active on.
It does not matter that I have ignored threats and monetary offers for my Twitter handle.
It does not matter that I promote edu-tweeting when I can.
A little over 2000 followers does not pass muster. It is a drop in a celebrity ocean. This is my fault since I block between 30-50 people every day for assorted Twitter sins. Imagine how many I would have it I did not stand my ground.