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A Complete & Utter Loss For Words…

In Personal, Random on February 6, 2013 at 8:47 pm

This ^ is where I’m at right now.  And  those of you that have followed my blog for a bit could probably attest to the fact that this is not normal…

Big news in my world is that I randomly and unexpectedly received a notification on my phone today that I had been mentioned in a Tweet by Freshly Pressed for a recent post I had done.  I thought to myself “That’s strange.  Freshly Pressed is big news for WordPress.  But this is Twitter…”  So I load up my Twitter, expecting it to be something random (since the only Tweets I get mentioned in are the fake accounts promoting porn), but I find that it is, indeed, Freshly Pressed.  I’m still thinking, “Okay, okay.  But it’s not the Freshly Pressed.  There’s no way.”  I expand the Tweet to see that it’s already been retweeted twice.  I figure I should probably promote myself a bit, even if it is a mistake, so I retweet it, too.

Then I open my WordPress app.  Mind you, the WordPress app is insanely finicky and often just crashes.  It’s nearly impossible to do anything aside from using the reader on it, but it does send notifications if someone comments on one your posts, but checking notifications and replying to comments more or less turns into a fiasco for me every time.  For any of you that see a comment or a reply with a typo in it, it’s because of my blasted phone and its horrible attempt at autocorrect and it makes me want to scream.  So generally I tend to only use the phone app to read other blog posts.  I tap on the FP icon and it loads up the page – with my little letter right at the top – and I almost immediately begin getting comment notifications.

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So I’m Basically Twitter Famous Now

In Opinion/Personal, Personal, Random on January 14, 2013 at 11:12 pm

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Ok, maybe I’m  not really Twitter famous.  Maybe I’m not even close.  My follower count hasn’t even broke 100 yet.  I say yet because in the last 24 hours alone I’ve gained 8 new followers, so it’s only a matter of time (more than likely years) to get over 100.  I’m not really bothered by this.  Just like in my real life, I never liked being surrounded by fake friends.  I’ve always prefered to have a handful of true friends over two handfuls of acquaintances, so I treat my Twitter feed the same.  I follow people that have interesting things to talk about or that I find entertaining, and I assume people follow me for the same reason.  If I’m not entertained, I don’t follow back – sorry.  I can’t stand the people who follow to get followers, then unfollow them.  If you do that, get over yourself. The end.

Now back to me: I may not have thousands of followers or get retweets in multiples of 10’s like some of these Twitter celebrities do, or like the real celebrities do.  But today I got a couple Twitter notifications that damn near made me pee on myself and made me feel like I would have to kick myself if I didn’t brag about it for just a minute.

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In Personal, Random on November 1, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Ok, I know I’m being a little impatient, but I can’t help it.  My second blog, The Cleverness of Us All, is not coming along the way I envisioned and the Twitter account for that blog is lame-o.  I want to figure out a way to just incorporate it into this, my original blog, but I am struggling to make that work.  For whatever reason, I’m having a terrible time at coming up with ideas and solutions and it’s killing me!  I normally don’t have such a hard time putting my creativity to work to solve a little road bump, but I am now.  And this has me second guessing whether I should be putting my little funnies out there in the first place.  If it is a good idea that should happen, it shouldn’t be so complicated to make it work, right?  Bleh, it’s making me want to grit my teeth.  Really, it makes me want to scream, but that would be both overdramatic and frowned upon inside my place of employment…

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