Okay so…my title is actually a lie. I’m really, really new to Twitter. It’s a complete mystery to me. I have figured out how to look at other people’s tweets but not how to correctly post my own. I have gotten as far as putting in subject material but when it comes to hash tags and at people I start getting confused. I understand the @, it’s when to put the # in that confuses me. Do I just put any word in and hope people search for it? Are there set topics that can be hash-tagged? Is my Twitter lingo even correct? Just when I think I’m getting it I start panicking! I might be looking too hard at this. It shouldn’t be that hard!
I started an account in January during my convalescence because I was playing a couple hidden object games on the iPad and if you connected to Twitter you would receive extra lives and all that good stuff. I was awake at the worst times ever, usually 3 or 4 in the morning, so I needed the extra lives to keep me occupied and to keep me from poking W until he woke up and kept me company. I didn’t actually explore until a couple weeks ago when my co-worker asked if I had Twitter. I told him I did but that I didn’t get it so he gave me a few tips and some people/sites to follow. It wasn’t until recently that I decided to link the blogs. I don’t have so many followers that I need a lot of outlets to post my insane-ness but during the A-Z Challenge I’ve come across some great blogs that aren’t on WordPress. Twitter has become a way to follow them and for people to find me easily.
The last couple of days I’ve been playing around with it and following just about everyone. I’ve noticed that a lot of them have to do with food or beer. If you’re looking for followers let me know 🙂 I feel I’m starting to get that hang of it! I’ve also added this nice little button on the side that you can click on to join me and all 6 of my followers!! Or find me @meyouandzu.
I’m off to twitter a little more…wish me luck!
And while I’m doing that you can enjoy Talk Like Shakespeare Day. From the official Talk Like Shakespeare site is a helpful guide to start you on your talking adventure.
How to Talk Like Shakespeare
- Instead of you, say thou or thee (and instead of y’all, say ye).
- Rhymed couplets are all the rage.
- Men are Sirrah, ladies are Mistress, and your friends are all called Cousin.
- Instead of cursing, try calling your tormenters jackanapes or canker-blossoms or poisonous bunch-back’d toads.
- Don’t waste time saying “it,” just use the letter “t” (’tis, t’will, I’ll do’t).
- Verse for lovers, prose for ruffians, songs for clowns.
- When in doubt, add the letters “eth” to the end of verbs (he runneth, he trippeth, he falleth).
- To add weight to your opinions, try starting them with methinks, mayhaps, in sooth or wherefore.
- When wooing ladies: try comparing her to a summer’s day. If that fails, say “Get thee to a nunnery!”
- When wooing lads: try dressing up like a man. If that fails, throw him in the Tower, banish his friends and claim the throne.
Or check out this skit between David Tennant and Catherine Tate.
See you at U!