At least, that is how we refer to Twitter in our house. In my book, Twitter deserves not only its own article, “the”, but it should also be pronounced with a thick Boston accent.
Everyone seems to be talking either about or on Twitter these days. I came across a hilariously funny post on Scary Mommy in which she describes bad Twitter behavior that would cause her to stop following. I also learned from a guest post on the Tip Junkie how to take Twitter to the next level. In other words, how to Twhirl, Twuffer, and Twitpic. All good stuff.
Since I began my social media journey, I have tweeted mostly snippets of conversations (or rants) between myself and my son, my husband, or my friends. I am content with my little tweets out into the universe. Some of my friends and family may actually even be reading my 140 characters from time to time.
However, recently, I discovered my true passion on Twitter: CELEBRITIES.
Through Twitter, I am able to come one step closer to an A-List lifestyle and answer my long-standing question of “what the heck am I doing on Twitter?” The solution has always been right in front of me, I just didn’t know it.
If you were to ask me today, Fran, why are you on Twitter, my answer would be quick and succinct: I came to party. I came to get down.
A peak at the tweeps that I tweet:
Yoko Ono, William Shatner, Tony Robbins, Tina Fey, Soleil Moon Frye, Ryan Seacrest, Paula Abdul, Martha Stewart, Margaret Cho, Levar Burton, Lady Gaga, Kevin Smith, Heidi Montag, Dane Cook, Cesar Millan, Alyssa Milano, Sarah Jessica Parker, Perez Hilton, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Jimmy Fallon, and Oprah.
I like to think that I roll with an eclectic bunch.
Each of my tweeps brings something different to my day. And, since I share such a close, personal bond with everyone, we are all on a first-name basis.
Margaret and Dane, both comedians, make me laugh. Cesar whispers to dogs. I don’t even have a dog and I am fascinated by him. (Plus, I want to be prepared should I ever adopt a dog.) Martha is my multi-media icon. Even prison couldn’t keep that woman down for long. Tony tweets inspirational little quips, like “the enemy is fear.” I have no idea what any of it means, but I like to repeat these sayings to my children in my best Mom voice.
When I found out Heidi was on Twitter, I immediately signed up as a follower. To date, she has only tweeted, “ :) “ and “I love Jesus.” Given how utterly profound she is, I am not sure that she needs to log into Twitter again, but if she ever does, you can bet your ass that I will be there.
Diddy, Busta, and Snoop are also in my posse. I like to read about their travels, although when I excitedly told my husband that Diddy and Jay-Z were in Las Vegas, he replied, do you really think those guys are on Twitter? You are probably reading something written by one of their assistants.
That cannot possibly be true. I feel the connection to all of my Tweeps in the very depths of my soul. I mean, why on earth would someone like Cesar follow me and tweet me directly with the words, "stay strong, stay assertive," if this wasn't a reality?