(I didn’t have a picture of a bird to represent Twitter, so here are some adorable baby ducks, photographed by my mum, in Florida last year, instead. You’re welcome.)

Hi everyone,

I mentioned this at the bottom of my last post, but just thought I’d better put it at the top of the page for those of you who can’t be bothered ploughing through 500 words on foundation! As I know a few of you have noticed, The Others hacked my Twitter account this morning, and have been speaking Russian on it since then. I have no idea why: probably some mysterious plot connected to Nigel, the International Man of Mystery Next Door, I would imagine.

Anyway, because they’ve changed the email address connected to the account, I can’t get in to reclaim it. I did submit a support ticket to Twitter a few hours ago, but according to the information on the page, it normally takes them “several days” to deal with these things, so it looks like I’m stuck with the infiltrating Others for the foreseeable.

I don’t actually use Twitter very often (all of the tweets from the blog are automated), so I’m not crying into my pillow or anything, but I have had a few messages from people worried that I’m being held hostage or something, so I just wanted to pop in to say that I’m still alive, and if you’re following me on Twitter and get any weird DMs from me or anything like that, please know that’s not me, it’s The Others. Unless it’s a DM about shoes, obviously: that’ll probably be me.

In fairness, whatever is being said on my Twitter account now is probably more interesting than what I normally say on it. Thanks, Others! Want to take over my blogs, too? I could be doing with a bit of a break, to be honest…


  1. I spotted that earlier and got a little excited as I’m learning Russian and suddenly a real live person tweeting in cyrillic! But then I read the tweets and realised it probably wasn’t you! My old e-mail account was hacked and spammed everyone I know last week, very annoying, silly twitter can’t fix these things quicker. Hope you get it sorted x

    1. Yeah, I thought it was kind of crappy that it takes them so long, and meanwhile someone gets to use my account for whatever they want! I’m hoping most people will realise what’s happened, but I have a feeling I’ll probably lose a few followers when they get tired of the Russian spam!

    1. I know! I’ve had to report people to Twitter before for copyright infringement, and I’ve always been impressed by how quickly they dealt with it, but the form I had to fill in for this had all kinds of “Now, don’t you expect to hear from us anytime soon!” warnings on it, then I also got a standard email telling me it would probably take a few days. Good job I’m not a Twitter addict!

  2. I really AM a twitter addict, I’m stressing out about the thought of what I might do if I ever ended up in the same situation.

    1. Haha, I’m hardly ever on there anyway, so I’m not missing it at all – just a bit annoyed that it’s taking them so long to deal with it, and my followers are all being subjected to Russian spam in the meantime!

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