Really this should be about how to get help boosting from anyone, but I'm too tired. Suffice to to say,
checking to see if a person is okay, and able to help,
checking to see if they have a policy or guidelines or assigned assistant
Is strongly advised.
Your community leaders are not pack mules, assigned to do the labor of the world, especially if they are Black women like myself.
These are the rules for mutuals on Twitter and they apply on every other social platform as well.
We decide how to help. So make it really easy for us to say yes to your request, trust me. We are people. We need rest, lunch breaks, time to work our whole ass other jobs.
So we all have to draw the line somewhere.
If you don't know us, we might not feel comfortable helping. We might not have the energy to vet your information, check that you are who you say you are, and not just running a scam to get people to give you money.
And our community is that important to us, we don't want them to get ripped off because we told them to be generous.
Here are my rules for strangers, including non-mutual social media connections
Don't send me to your pinned or leave me to do any other additional labor
I can't write your thread. Not for free.
I can't go get your tweet from where you pinned it on your profile. Send it where I ask you. This goes for friends, acquaintances, princes, duchesses, strangers, colleagues, unicorns, everyone.
If I did labor for every person I could help, I would be helping 25 people during the amount of energy I have, not 75-100 some days.
No. I'm not doing that. I'm more likely to skip you so I can help more people get help.
Also I'm also struggling, just less than you.
I'm not a damn bank. Being a verified user of a platform does not give you an automatic revenue stream. I'm broke. Stop asking me for money.