Erica Scott: Life, Love and Spanking

Ruminations, opinionated observations, darkly humorous blathering and the occasional rant from an outspoken spanko and unapologetic attention wh–, um, hog.

It’s official, I’m a twit

Or a tweep. Or whatever the hell you call people on Twitter. Yes, I have given up my resistance and joined.

Why? Not because I feel like I’m all that fascinating. Not because I want to announce how extra crunchy and wonderful my morning cereal was, or some such crap like that. For one thing, I have a lot of friends on there and I’d like to follow them. I’ve been doing that anyway, but it will be much easier now that I’m a member. And for another, I thought it would be a good idea to tweet about my upcoming book as things progress.

So, I have lots and lots to learn. Hashtags, retweets, posting to and connecting with others. I’m following 15 friends so far and want to find many more. Also Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon, ’cause I like them. I just posted my first tweet. I have tried twice to post a profile picture — I made sure it was the correct size and all. I tried two different photos. Both ended up with my head partially cut off. Oh well, I’ll figure it out later.

I am @EricaScottOTK on there. EricaScott was already taken and I didn’t want to be EricaScott5 as they suggested. Five what? Stupid. Anyway, I figured out how to put a Follow Me whatchamacallit on my blog page — it’s at the top of the right column. Please, if you would like me to follow you, just let me know your name there.

I will probably get ridiculously addicted to this, unless I can’t figure it out and then I will be intensely frustrated. But I do promise I will not post inanity. If I’m not talking book or video stuff, I will probably do what I do best and post mini-rants. Perhaps I’ll rant about how stupid it is to try saying anything significant in 140 characters.

Anyway. Do follow me, will ya? Don’t leave me floating around there feeling like a lonely bird.

Speaking of the book — as promised, I did not go overboard and other than five minor changes, I left it alone. The interior has been resubmitted, so it’s now back in their hands!

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19 thoughts on “It’s official, I’m a twit

  1. Breaker, breaker, Good Buddy! You got yer ears on?

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  2. Craig — LOL! I knew I'd get noise from you! Hey, I have four followers already.

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  3. Well, before too long you can be sending each other, "I just got a latte" messages. Whee!

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  4. I solemnly swear I am NEVER going to tweet stupid crap like that. You may all hold me to it.

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  5. I can't follow because I refuse to join!I will just enjoy your musings and rants here – in more detail than 140 characters will allow. sarah

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  6. sarah — not to worry. I'm far too loquacious to limit myself to 140 characters. I'll still be blathering here all the time.

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  7. I hope you find twitter fun.joey

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  8. Sarah: You're my new best friend… 😉

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  9. Loquacious? Ooh, a ten letter word this early in the morning really gets me going!Maddening as it is, Twitter is an excellent networking forum.

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  10. Hi Erica, that's so COOL that your on twitter i am going to follow you too :-)I think it will be fun. As for your book i am so glad that you didn't go overboard on the change's :-)Have a WONDERFUL day my VERY dear friend, sending lot's of hug's your way from your naughty girl Jade xoxo

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  11. joey — I'll try!Craig — how fickle thou art. Shaddup already. :-)Dana — have you had your coffee yet? Here's a 12-letter one: recalcitrant!Jade — I don't know how much I'll be doing on there, but we'll see!

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  12. Erica,Just something interesting about Twitter. When Merapi erupted in Indonesia, we had some people who were following the tweets and posting them on the Eruptions blog. There were a couple of people who worked very hard to get it both in Indonesian and English. We found out that the people of Indonesia were coming to the blog to get information because they were getting better info from the blog than their government. It really served a good purpose for them and us, and it helped a lot of people over there. It can be used for a good thing.

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  13. Bobbie Jo — I can definitely see where it could be a useful tool. So far, I've resisted the burning temptation to follow Snooki, Kim Kardashian and Ashton Kutcher. (rolling eyes)

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  14. Erica,I personally won't join. I am not a member of Facebook either. Just not into that. I have blogs that I follow and that is about it. Of course, I also follow volcano web cams. ;-D Etna had a fantastic paroxysm last weekend. There are some great pics and videos. That was the eighth one this year.

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  15. I'm with sarah thorne, I just can't do it. I spend too much time on FL posting kinky rants and FB posting vanilla rants already. Lol. But if I had one, I'd totally follow you. 🙂 If you put the link on your FL page I'm sure you'll have hundreds of followers in no time.

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  16. Lea — I can't stand FB, so that doesn't take up my time. But yeah… between FL and blogging, I needed another online time-waster? LOLI did put the link on my FL page. I have 57 followers so far.

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  17. BLINKS!"loquacious" eh??If you tweet using words like that.. you're gonna have really short tweets, not to mention, you'll make me look linguistically challenged! LOLOLOL!

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  18. Zelle — not to worry; I haven't really been able to get into it yet. I'm finding it to be rather superficial so far. But we'll see if it helps with book promo!

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  19. I rarely sign on to it.. and for some reason.. tweets are sent to my phone… and THERE IS NO DAMN REASON FOR THAT! I gotta go figure out how to stop that crap! LOL — BUT YES, if I had something to PROMO.. it would come in handy.

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