Because of my job as a Momspotter for BlogHer, I spend more time on Twitter than ever before. At first I was intimidated. Y’all know how WORDY I can be. How can I possible fit a thought into 140 character.
And I’ll admit that my 10 yo has attempted to educate me on text-speak. I have no idea where she picked up this foreign language, since she is not allowed to TEXT, but she has some interesting shortcuts.
And recently when she tried it out on an English assignment, she was gently reprimanded by her English teacher. Who also told her to eat her vegetables.
Texting takes me a sweet FOREVER, since I insist on adding semi-correct punctuation and applying most spelling rules.
So it’s an absolute miracle when I post a Tweet on Twitter AND can cram a complete thought into my allotted 140 character limit. Although a few have @Fiddledee’d me with a WHAT ARE U TALKING ABOUT?
The greatest surprise that I’ve found about Twitter, is the wonderful community. IN REAL TIME.
I would never ever give up blogging, but I’ve found Twitter to be an extension of a wonderfully supportive blogging community. (And you don’t even have to have a blog to play.)
So. Twitter has recently created a LIST function. I am able to group people to help keep track of Tweeps that I’m following. I have a LIST called “gurlfriends” that I’m still putting together. Get it, G-url-friends.
I slay myself.
This list is basically you all. I want to make sure that if you Twitter, I’ve got you in my list. So, I’m going to put Mr. Linky up below, and if you have a Twitter account (go here to find out how to set one up if you want to play), please link up. And btw, Jo-Lynne of Musings of a Housewife has a WONDERFUL crash course on the basics of Twitter. Go here to read it.
This will be a fun way for all of us to keep track of one another, and meet new peeps.
A Twitter Party, as it were.
Type your name (or Twitter handle) in the first blank, and put your twitter URL in the second. For example, here’s mine:
Fiddledeedee (1st space)
http://twitter.com/Fiddledeedee (2nd space)