It’s the first week of September. I watched a decent (to me) amount of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), and enjoyed tracking comments of my Twitterpals on the convention and the commentary. By the way (BTW), Twitterpals is the word I use to describe the collective folks whose posts I follow on www.twitter.com. Directions are at the end of this post.
Back to me. So as I’ve now decided to watch part of the Republican National Convention (RNC), I am doing this on my computer via a news station that wants to be America’s trusted source for news. And I’m flipping back and forth to Twitter – yep – to read what the Twitterpals are saying about what we are all listening to live or via satellite.
In case you don’t know me — I don’t do things like this. I’ve dabbled in the social media world – but I’m really spending tooooo much time on Twitter. Yet in the weird world that is mine, there are people like me out there. We’re all reading the Twilight series. We’re all tracking the presidential race. I’m also tracking hurricanes and tropical storms. And one of my newest followers…drum roll please: SantaClaus25. I’m not kidding! One of his latest posts was about today’s vet visit and which of the reindeer need to be on a diet. Impressive!
You can track people in your hometown and discuss restaurants. You can track any of the political candidates and major news organizations – even the minor ones are out there. And you can track the conversations of the influentials. So I’ll shout out to Lisa in Arizona, Brian in Massachusetts, Tom in Illinois and Marijean in Virginia…and of course Santa in the North Pole! Thanks for making me laugh and making me think. I’m enjoying all of you!
This nerd thing, it isn’t so bad. And I love the iPhone. But no pocket-protector! A girl’s gotta draw the line.
And I have to shout out to my pal James who is in Minneapolis, because I saw him on TV when I wasn’t sending or reading Tweets.
My username is KellyFerrara, if you want to join Twitterpals. Log on to www.twitter.com, select a username and a password. You can then click the “Find and Follow” link at the top right and type in my name. When you get to www.twitter.com/KellyFerrara, you can click “Follow” underneath my photo. The trick – you have to go back to Twitter to see what I’m writing about, or to make your own posts. The easy part is you can post from any computer, web-enabled phones or from instant messenger. I find it useful to hum a little Genesis…. “Follow me, I will follow you, all the days and nights that we know will be…” Yeah, I know already. I’m old. I know Genesis lyrics. See you on the net!