I did it. I joined Twitter. I know, I know, “welcome to the 21st century Mr. Poole.” Thank you very much. But you can understand my initial hesitation. I first heard of Twitter when a friend signed up and sent out the automated invites. I signed on, saw what was up and quickly started trying to figure out how to delete it. I mean, status updates? I was putting in a lot of work making sure that no one ever knew where I was. And now you want me to announce it to the world? You’ve got to be kidding me?
I then spent the next 5 years calling anyone with Twitter stupid. I mean, I can understand why The Stars would have it. But you and me – the little guys? Who wants to listen to the constant giber-jabber going through our heads? I can’t even stand my own giber-jabber, so why would I want to hear yours? (But then I started this blog and my whole moral high ground began to wither and break away)
So I went on living my life in a happily Twitter free world. But then slowly it became a national phenomenon. Why? CNN and ESPN started regularly sharing their twitter feeds on trending topics. (Right lingo? – still not sure.) As time went on I started to feel more and more on the outside – not even knowing what the point of a hashtag was, it started getting to me. Kind of like that time I just had to experience getting drunk once to know what it was all about. So, two days ago I logged in and set up my, THE SEEKER’S DUNGEON account, and started exploring.
It was almost instantaneous; my understanding of what was great about Twitter. Of course: the stars were there. Suddenly all of the celebrities that we’d deified over the years and I were interacting on common ground. And sure they might have 250 gazillion followers to my 4 but the chance was there that they might read my reply amongst the 40,000 replies to their twits, er twitters… tweets? Whatever – They might see me. Cool.
So what did I do? I immediately sent out my first tweet to Mr. Ryan Murphy of Glee creation fame, and sent him the link to my Dungeon Music page, in case he needs any of my songs for Season Six.
What? Do you think I’m dreaming? Well I kinda think that’s what this twitter thing is all about; pretending that you and Dianna Argon really do run in the same circles. Hey, I left some comments on her blog – we’re tight like that.
Not really sure how long I’ll be there but for now I’m just hanging out. What about you? Are you a twitter fan or is it just a little too corny?
Have I lost all claims to self-respect after writing an article detailing the facts that someone whose whole blog is about dealing with the shit within is actually a huge Gleek? Hey, Glee is totally cutting edge. The whole of season 2 changed the way non LGBTer’s look at the LGBT community. You have to respect that. Unless of course you spent your whole life trying to shine the light of love and awareness on the community and then you were totally pissed when Kurt called Bi-sexuals confused gays. But other than that… yes I love the liberal media.
Written for Writing 101: Stream of Consciousness
featured photo by Sreejit Poole