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My Twitter Addiction, er, Problem

I’m having a post-vacation let-down.  Being back home, watching the kids without Darcy and restaurant meals: I ain’t gonna lie. I miss that golden family time already.  I also really enjoyed connecting with silver and golden friends, but now that I’m back, I’m reminded how isolating my day-to-day life is.

And that most of the people I see in person regularly bring me down.

Enter Twitter.

On Twitter, it’s a virtual Round Table at the Algonquin. You can try to trade quips with literary heroes and your favorite bloggers.  Of course, at this table I am the dullest, smallest piece of dust on the oaken plank.  But at least I’m there.

My silly tweet about Peggy Orenstein, whose memoir about infertility, “Waiting for Daisy” was my bible when I was going through IVF. This tweet was about “Cinderella Ate My Daughter”, which I have written about before.

She responds! Squee!

Tweets also act as a way to foster advocacy: many tweets remind others about causes like NIAW.  I think Twitter was probably the main reason PETA backed down.

It’s also a huge time waster.

And procrastination vehicle extraordinaire.

I have a feeling that in a few years time, I may look back on my tweets as woefully as the abysmal, self-important journal I kept during my first trip to Europe. Sample entry: “The Louvre is an essential storage facility for art. But it certainly isn’t convenient as a visitor’s gallery.” *cringe* And yet, I don’t feel that way about my blog posts. I’m pretty pleased with them.

What do you think of Twitter? Friend or foe?

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Now Blathering on Twitter As Well

Quick note: I’m looking for Kami, who entered my giveaway.  Kami, if you’re reading this, can you please comment below and let me know your email address?  You won something!  Thanks.

After resisting a long time, I have finally joined the Twitterverse.  For two important reasons.

1) I think Twitter is becoming a main way we communicate both as a society and interpersonally.  I  just read Darcy’s twitter feed for the first time today, and most of what he was referring to was new information to me.  I guess he saw Keith Olbermann speak at a conference?

2) I love the Fail Whale.

Tweeting is kind of a stiff learning curve, if you’re old like me.  You can’t go back and edit, and I learned that the hard way because there’s a big typo in my very first tweet.  So, we’ll see how it goes…

But I have my very own follower!  Who I think is a spambot, but still.  He’s following me.  MEEE!!

So, um, please feel free to follow me as well.  And please let me know if you want me to follow you 🙂

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