Once in a while you come across something that completely transforms your life. It brings delight to your days while at the same time making everything so much easier. For me this latest find was Twitter.
What is Twitter you ask? It’s a relatively new way to communicate on the web. Like a mini-blog of sorts, you write a very short passage and share it with your network. What’s even more fun is you can do it from the comfort of your computer or even your phone.
I first got turned on to the trend thanks to the Smart Bitches Blog. They talked about Twitter and even used it during the Romance Writer’s Convention this year to keep their followers up to date. Curious, I checked it out.
I soon became hopelessly addicted.
I now find myself chained to my computer as I look for new people to “follow” on Twitter Land. You would be surprised at the people you could find. Barack? Biden? Yup, they both Twitter or at least someone does under their name. Either way, I thought I should follow them. Just in case.
Then I find it a dire necessity to tell my followers how I feel about everything. And I mean everything. The new cereal I tired this morning was awful. Got to Twitter about it. It’s cold outside and my dog is mad. Must Twitter and tell. I am watching the latest release on DVD and am really enjoying it. Twitter time.
Next I found I could “personalize” my Twitter page. I spent countless hours, trying to decide which of my book covers looked best spotlighted on my page. Angelic Desires won out because my harpy’s wings look so pretty against the black background.
Then I had to look at everyone else’s updates to see how their dogs, cereal and movie adventures are going. Of course I have to add my comments back to them with the usual, LOL, WTG and ROFLMAO. Can’t leave any of my Twitter pals hanging.
In the meantime, back at the homestead, the kitchen is a mess, the kids are running around hungry, the dog needs a bath, my writing isn’t getting done, but I don’t care. Why? Because I’m Twittering and it’s so much fun.
You can find me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/StephaniHecht. And just to show that everyone needs Twitter, even archangels who are half demon and have a chip on their shoulder, one of my characters has one too http://twitter.com/CamLehor.
Hope to see you there!