Monday, December 10, 2012

distracted by Twitter

Twitter has been distracting me lately. I only signed up to keep an eye on a young acquaintance who is starting off in the challenging field of dental assistance, but I soon spotted dear familiar faces and started pottering delightedly about the place.

I think I have grasped the Twitter modus operandi now: one rushes about madly following everyone in sight,  then sits back and watches the great ocean of tweets, while occasionally casting in one's own photo of the reupholstered chaise longue, favouriting other people's chaise longues, and posting three links to one's new blog post in case it is inadvertently overlooked first or second time round.


in my enthusiasm I decorated my profile with peony petals

"Double Yippee!!!" I remark happily to myself, "I can do all that too!" The only minor downfall is that I lack something to sell, which appears to be the crucial undercurrent of the whole determined affair. I have made no charming little pincushions, written no pamphlet on getting ahead in styling, produced no artisan falafel and am still waiting to hear back from those damned dawdlers in the Patent Office about my Rite Price Popomatronic.  Vain gaiety, vain battle, vain repose.

But perhaps it is ok to have no motive for the ninja socialising!  Perhaps one can just say a tentative hello!  If I haven't followed you yet, please let me know straight away so that I can remedy the situation. It is awfully lonely over there without you.

29 comments:

  1. But Mise, you are selling something. Your own personal brand of rapier wit, insightful social commentary + soft furnishings. It's just that one can't put a price on such things. I'm jolly glad to see you there. Your follower to followee ratio is bound to be impressive.

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    1. Thank you, Flora. Your tolerance of my prattle of soft furnishings becomes you.

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  2. Third person to mention vanity (as in, 'it's in vain') in twenty four hours. The other two were quoting Solomon, though! =/ I resist the twitter - desiring a quieter life. sigh. Best wishes to you, though! =]

    Katy xo

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    1. So did I, Katy, want a quiet life, but here I am, blown by the winds.

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  3. It's no solace to me that bloggers loss is twitters gain.
    " Oh my grief, I've lost HER surely. I've lost the only PlayGIRLof the Western World"

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    1. I can only synge your praise for quoting ability, Jaboopee. And admire the pictiúr do Mháire.

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  4. I hesitate to let you know my Twitter name as if you do follow me I shall feel under pressure to produce tweets of sparkling wit, erudite insight and pithy comment. I'm not sure why this should worry me, since I clearly fail to provide any of those things within my comments on your blog, but perhaps the 140-character limit sharpens the lens of my introspection?

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    1. Your comments are always gleaming bright, Mel, and I'm sure your tweets are wondrous. I shall read your entire backlog after despairing ineffectually of the housework for awhile.

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  5. I hope you don't mind, but you could have a lot of fun with Twitter given your pithy wit. I'd follow you almost anywhere in the www.

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    1. And I you, Jen, for your unfailing kindness.

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  6. I don't do Twitter. I don't get the attraction. Sorry.

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    1. But how dear of you to read the blog. Or the post, at least.

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  7. I'm so uncool on Twitter. I should be so much more involved... Oh well.

    I do hope you are considering perfecting your very own artisan falafel. I'll be patiently waiting.

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    1. Not uncool at all, Denise, but rather full of the conscious quietness by which we know you.

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  8. I have had a Twitter account for four years but I still haven't found out what it is for or how to use it...

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  9. That explains your disappearance! Missed you but am glad to know you've found a new venue for your charm and wit. tWITter's gain, bloggers' loss. Now twitter for me...I can barely get myself to look at my facebook page

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  10. I was just waiting for you to do it first, of course. And will now put it on my list of New Years Resolutions.

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  11. Have you tweeted of Michelangelo yet?

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  12. Mise,
    I will make sure I am following, and of course you can always tweet about my latest Giveaway! I spend a minimal time on Twitter and Facebook; it seems I can hardly visit all of the blogs I follow!

    2012 Artists Series,
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  13. Oh God Mise ....... how to you manage to do all of these things and bake and make cushions ? I find it hard enough to post once in a while and fill those damn Bonne Maman jars !! XXXX

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  14. So that's where you shine when you're not here. I am not quite ready for Twitter. I run up to it, shie and back away. The first hurdle is that of needing a new email address.

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  15. Tweet to your hearts content dear Mise, but please don't forget to blog as well.

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  16. You'll have 1000's of followers in no time, especially if you do produce the artisan falafel. The twiitersphere will embrace you wholeheartedly!! xx

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  17. You will captivate with your tweets, Mise. My account is gathering dust bunnies. But I still hop on periodically to allow the twitterflow of other more deft souls to wash over me. Enjoy your new-found amour...

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  18. follow me immediately.

    I must confess I can't cope with twitter I cannot say anything interesting in the allotted time. It is good as a newsfeed though.

    xoxo

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  19. Hello Mise! Funny, witty you as always... I signed up once a while ago and that was it, could not have the patience to figure it out, I think follow few ppl and I was very frustrated ...perhaps doing not one thing, but many wrong...never went back to it. If you find me and bring me back to Twitter life, I may give it a try again.

    Enjoy! xo Z

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