So I’m a little late to the party. Frankly, I didn’t understand what the big deal was. But Amanda at Kiss my Aster convinced me, and now I get it. I swear, like every garden blogger in the world is twittering! I had no idea I was the only hold-out. It’s like at school when you were the last one to hear the juicy gossip and then finding out that EVERYONE else knew. Even the dorky kid.
If you’re still wondering what it’s all about, here’s what convinced me:
1) Microblogging: it’s a great way to share thoughts, links, photos and ideas that don’t quite merit a whole blog post. I have about 59 million of those.
2) A better way to keep up with blogs: if you “follow” your favourite bloggers and they “tweet” (frankly, I don’t get the lingo yet, either) when they post something new, it’s easy to keep up with their blogs. I subscribe to hundreds of blogs through Bloglines and it’s so easy to get behind in my reading. Works the other way, too: self-promotion!
3) Community: it’s another way to interact with Heavy Petal readers and other bloggers.
4) Coolness: If I wasn’t on Twitter, I wouldn’t have seen this gem from Vancouver’s mayor: “relished digging up some city hall lawn to transform it into a symbolic community garden.”
You up for it? Follow me.
I must still be the last holdout. I know, I know, I should twitter……
Just don’t seem to have the time.
I am not a facebooker either.
Alice Joyce says
No, surely I am the last holdout. But really, Andrea, one day I’m going to go for it, and I’ll be looking for you!
Wicked Gardener says
Don’t be creeped out, but I’m following you . . .
You have almost convinced me. I am still a little skeptical and time-challenged to jump on just yet…
Hi! Yes indeedy, I follow you on Twitter after Amanda recommended you… and I’d seen your lovely blog too. :)
Thank you for your welcoming comment over at Plotz!! Made me feel less lonely in Blogland! :)
Hi, Thanks for your comments, and for checking out my blog.
I’m glad to see you on Twitter…yes, it is very relevant, and gives me one more thing to check all the time…yikes.
The Rock and Roll Gardener
Thanks for adding me to your blogroll! I’ve definitely already added yours.
And I’m really glad you posted this.. I had signed up with twitter a while ago, but never did anything with it. I’ve gone on and attempted to set it up better. Thanks!!
Thank you for actually explaining this. As you can see, you’re far from the last holdout. I’m not sure I want to take on anything else that requires daily checks, but it’s nice to know what the hub-bub is about.
Sara Bearchell says
Hey Girl! So great to see some fellow gardeners on twitter… tweet tweet!