What Will This Twitter Ghostwriter Do Now?

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As someone who arrived to Twitter very, very, very late, I confess I can’t tear myself away from  all this Elon Musk drama.

Will misinformation run amok? Will those employees get their severance? Did an engineer really get fired via Tweet on Monday? (He did.) It’s messy, like a reality TV show, and I can’t look away. Others agree.

Dakota Robertson, who began ghostwriting for clients on Twitter last year.

There is, however, at least one person without the last name Musk who is still optimistic about the social network: Dakota Robertson, a 24-year-old Canadian, who began ghostwriting for others on the platform last year.

“I’m more bullish than ever on Twitter,” he wrote to us in an email the week after Twitter changed ownership. “When Elon starts incorporating better incentives for creators, there will be more who join the platform.”

Before launching his social media ghostwriting business, Robertson was an electrician, so he knows what it takes to make a big life pivot. If you’ve thought about trying something new or making a career change, check out this interview with Robertson by writer Chi Odogwu:

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Holiday splurges can lead to a financial hangover at the start of the new year. Challenge yourself to rustle up extra cash now, and you’ll have enough funds to enjoy the season while also pursuing your financial independence goals.