Saturday, May 5, 2012

I joined Twitter!

First off, since it's spring, it was time to lighten my page, so welcome to the new design! I've looked at design sites, but haven't found a pattern I like and, at least with Blogger, you can change it up to your specifications. There will probably be some tweaking in the next few days until I'm 100% happy with it, but I'll get there!

But on to the topic at hand, for those that don't know, I deleted my Facebook account about a year ago now because they tried to take $800 from my credit card for game play that I didn't do. They did give me my money back, but I was already disillusioned with Facebook because it just wasn't for me. Facebook is for social people, of which I'm not, or at least not in the sense that I could care less that someone is brushing their teeth before they go to bed, or the incessant bible verses from people I KNOW are NOT religious. It was extremely hard for my Asper-mouth not to spout off all the time and, in the end, the temptation was just too great! In all the years I was on FB (and trust me, it was a LONG time), I only had about 80 friends when I dropped it, most of which were people from high school and I HATED high school! I didn't care one iota what they were up to every second of every day, just as I'm sure they felt the same about me.

Quite by accident, through the Dis Boards no less, I met a person who had a blog! We began chatting and, my now good friend Vickie over at Reading and Stitching, suggested I try blogging myself and I've been hooked ever since! All of a sudden, I wasn't alone in my universe. I was no longer the outsider, the weirdo, the rebel anymore...there were others like me! Others who loved cross-stitching and Disney and Jane Austen and Duran Duran and Take That and, well, you get the point! With blogging, I don't have to hear about other people's day unless I want to go to their blog and other people don't have to hear about mine unless they visit me! It's a win-win situation! I've met some great people in the blog world and gained an amazing friend in Katy over at Momuboocrea Island and, her newest blog, The Suddenly Kate Show, as well as Abby over at The Tomboy Princess and how could I ever forget Joyce over at Random Ramblings (and numerous others)! I admit I'm total shite at commenting on others blogs, but I do actually read them...I just feel weird about commenting sometimes!

But, in today's world, it's pretty hard to not be a part of social media in some form or fashion. There are a lot of things I can't do because I'm not a member of Facebook anymore, and, that's just a sad comment on today's society that you can't not be a lemming and still function cyber-wise. I began looking for alternatives, I'd even considered re-joining FB, but, really, there is only one other option (I did try Google+, but how weird that is!), so, yesterday I joined Twitter! Mind you, I basically just want to follow famous people and follow my shows (which is all I wanted Facebook for) and probably my only tweets will be about my blog updates, but still I'm sticking my toe back in the waters of the world wide web (as scary as that is). Time will tell if it annoys the piss out of me as much as Facebook did!

I've added a Follow me button, but please don't feel obligated...I just wanted to link my two sites.


Miamina said...

I briefly joined Twitter a while back to follow some famous people I was interested in but soon got pretty disillusioned when realising they were actually very shallow and boring people! I've met some far more interesting people via blogging! I do think it's great that you've decided to take that step joining Twitter though :)

You certainly aren't alone with your likes and your dislike of FB!

Also loving the blog facelift!

Abbybeth said...

I'm so glad I met you via blogworld too :)

I'm over on twitter, but have never really taken to it ... I usually forget my password and lock myself out ....