My wife is always telling me how she doesn’t get Twitter. So – in the interest enlightenment and education – and to fill up time when I REALLY should be writing – I’ve put together nine entirely nonessential guidelines for Tweeting.
1 – If you want to learn how to tweet listen to the birds. They sing so sweetly – but it all boils down to worms-worms-CAT!!!-worms…
2 – Tweeting – or twittering – is best done at a regular random intervals – say like whenever you fart.
3 – The better you are at tweeting the worse you get. Don’t ask me why. It’s one of those Zen things.
4 – 140 characters isn’t much forget about punctuashn
5 – And spellin
6 – You don’t need to know anything to tweet. Even Lady Gaga can do it.
7 – Forget about italics, Twitter doesn’t allow for nuance…
8 – Tweeting is small talk for geeks.
9 – Tweeting effectively probably sells books – except when it doesn’t.
Yours in storytelling,
Giggling. Yup, not a tweeter myself, so…I just don’t get it. I have more to say then can be said in 140 characters. Anyway, I spend enough time socializing, I don’t need to tweet when I’m blogging, Goodreading, Facebooking and various other ‘ing’s. It’d be nice to think a cap has been placed on the number of social networks, but I’m afraid next year will bring the ‘next big thing’. Sigh.
I hear you Diane. Between all those all-important “ing-ings” that keep a writer busy it is a wonder that I can find a little time for actually “writ-ing”.
The art of the echo, re-tweeting.
Many thanks, many thanks…
Love the second one, made me giggle.
There you go. You need to Tweet every time that you giggle!
Ha ha, I’ll try 🙂