Monday, October 3, 2011

Why Twitter land Rocks

Let's just say I've become obsessed with social media. What can I say, it suits me.

My therapist says I lack attention in reality.

Hmm, probably true Dr. House, probably true.

Then again I'd say he lacks bedside manner, yet people still want him to solve problems.

I suppose there's something there. I'll have to disect the facts later.

I'm not here to talk about my therapy sessions at 8 o'clock on FOX, I'm here to talk about why Twitterland rocks. For those of you who aren't conforming, hop on this here bandwagon. You wanna learn the ropes? Well, I'm about to help you out.

Reasons Twitter Land Rocks.

1. Cutting in on conversations is not only allowed, it's encouraged.
2. Random becomes your middle name. (If you don't find yourself funny, nor does anyone else, do not attempt this alone. Use backup). My best tweets (most retweeted) last week were as follows:

*rides onto twitterland on my little pony* Oh, hello twitterland *adds princess wave*

Let the DRUNK TWEETING begin.

Who would tattoo the Japanese word for Fishy Smell on their body? Apparently someone if it's an option --> Right next to the word Prison

You know you're a writer when progress is putting clothes on before noon.

3. No one has time to get bored in a 140 characters (unless you just suck).
4. Stalking is legal.

There you have it, you're allowed to stalk, cut in on conversations, talk about weird ass crap, and everyone loves you because it's only in 140 characters. That's why it rocks. That's why people find people fascinating.

I worry about future generations. I really, really do. Have you conformed?

Join me --> @jenunedited

38 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

Hahah..you are so funny! I love the last point: "stalking is legal"..hahah:) Have a great one, sunshine.

Katie Ganshert said...

Funny, funny stuff, Jen! I love Twitter too!

salarsenッ said...

I LOVE your #1. So true, and I often think about it while I'm tweeting. lol

J. A. Bennett said...

Totally love twitter land! Am I following you? I better get on that :)

Bish Denham said...

I have not conformed. But then, I've always been a bit of a nonconformist. So there you are.

Jessica Salyer said...

You can add meet really great people too! I love seeing your random texts. They always make me smile.

Clarissa Draper said...

I can see why twitter is so fun. I should tweet more.

Jessica Bell said...

LOL. I don't make much use of Twitter. I probably should. Maybe I should start voicing all that weird stuff that pops into my head ... ;o)

lynnrush said...

Love the "you're allowed to stalk" point. It's sooo true! LOL! I like twitter. Starting to like it more and more. Normally I'm a facebook girl, but with all the changes, I'm just not enjoying it as much. And Google+ is bombing in my eyes as well. Twitter is standing strong, though. :)

Woot!!

LTM said...

oh, I DO love your princess tweet! LOL!!! And you KNOW I'm following you. Here's the deal though, come close *whispers* I'm afraid I'd never get OFF Twitter. There. I said it. ;p

xoxo

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm on Twitter although not as often as you! Haven't tried stalking yet either.

Becky Mahoney said...

I could always use more funny on my Twitter feed! *follows*

Johanna Garth said...

Love Twitter but starting to love G+ even more!

Sarah Allen said...

You're tweets are retweeted because they are FRICKIN HILARIOUS! :)

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Nicole Zoltack said...

I've been on twitter more lately. It's fun and addicting! I wish I had even more time for it.

Talli Roland said...

You know I LOVE Twitter. Looking forward to #chicklitchat!

Angela Brown said...

I can't say I'm a rebel, but I haven't conformed yet. I think I'm just one of those folks that kicks and screams before accepting the ineveitable, like taking a year too long before going on Facebook, two years too long before finally blogging and now resisting Twitter, though the resistance is waning.

Stephsco said...

Love twitter b/c it's so portable; I can get links to a jillion different things right from my phone. It's fun, and I definitely have a profile of the type of people I follow. It's motivated me to be more detailed in my bio since I frequently read other people's. Some will just write things like, "I'm just me!" Um, that tells me nothing. What you put in, you will get back with twitter. And probably in life, too.

Christina Lee said...

heh heh! You know I'm on there! :D

Amy Saia said...

I've totally drunk tweeted, haha. Gotta love twitter . . .

Nicki Elson said...

These are great! I've yet to fully get my Twitter on, but this post is encouraging.

Nancy Thompson said...

Too funny! I have a Twitter account but I've never used it, though my friends bug me about it. Guess I should reconsider.

Carrie said...

I like twitter for all of these reasons. It's a lot of fun.

Christa said...

Yes, yes, 1000x yes. And I can't believe you didn't mention the awesomeness of the # for focusing great conversations and creating chats. (Or did I miss that part bc I am used to 140 ADD?)

Jodi Henry said...

Jen- <3 this post and couldn't agree more!

I have two twitter accounts, one for acceptable writing related stuff (this is my latchkey kid account) and one for all the crap that people think yet NEVER say in real life (I spend the most time on this account :-/ get a lot of retweets/stars/@...makes for good conversation, yet also a significant distraction from writing.

J

Mindy McGinnis said...

I like Twitter, I'm not the biggest tweeter. But I love #yalitchat for making connections with other YA writers!

Jemi Fraser said...

I tweet - but not as often as I should! I still feel awkward jumping in to other conversations though - gotta get better at that! :)

Sarah Pearson said...

Noooo, still not got my backside into gear yet.

Caitlin said...

Hehe love it. I'm still feeling Twitter out!

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm an anti-Twitter rebel.

You're scaring me a little. I wouldn't be able to compete.

jennysararyan said...

you got me! i just became a new follower. i look forward to you interrupting my conversations....

Lindsay N. Currie said...

LOL love it. I love twitter too and yes, I like to follow amusing people. It just makes life less...dull:)

LynNerd said...

Those are great tweets. No wonder they got retweeted. Yes, I've conformed, even though I still make mistakes. Fun post!

Carolyn V said...

I'm so bad when it comes to twitter. I have to do better. *fist shaking*

Amy Richardson said...

I have totally conformed! I LOVE twitterland as well. Some of the biggest laughs of my day are from Twitter! I will be sure to follow you and here's mine if you feel so inclined... @19AmyRichardson
:)

Hannah Kincade said...

I have completely conformed to the twitter. There's a reason why "wit" is a part of the word. ;)

Donea Lee said...

Hilarious!!! I'd gladly follow you on twitter, except that you might follow back and see how absolutely PATHETIC my tweets are. (and infrequent) Not quite on that bandwagon...I'm sort of giving it the princess wave as it rolls by... :)

BookGeek said...

Love twitter for all the above stated reasons! Also a perfect remedy for boring work days.