Finally Rose Rosetree has decided to do some regular tweeting.
You’re invited to join me, Blog-Buddies. Please share your Twitter experiences here, by COMMENTING below.
Meanwhile, I’ve got a few Teaching Tales to tell. Just to get you started.
Plus, to formally announce that you’re welcome to follow me. And ask me to follow you.
Also, some of you might follow me on Twitter for a while. If for no other reason… Just to see if I’m making some embarrassing goof. In which case, please tell me.
Frankly, SUAVE has not characterized my first attempts at anything internet.
Twitter-Related Tale #1. Internet? Noooooo
Blog-Buddies, I’ve got a hunch that you can surf the Web.
Was it easy for you, learning how?
Quite the opposite around here.
Mitch, my husband, is brilliant at all things tech. He learned how to use the internet by snapping his fingers. Or something.
Eventually, I thought I’d join the silly fuss. And thus, for one extremely long hour, he tried teaching me. Only one outstanding success, really: How extremely hard I cried.
Eventually I took a three-lesson class. Each time I that left for the adult education extravaganza, euwwww! I felt so ashamed. Really, it’s the only time I considered cutting a pair of eyes in a paper bag. Obviously, in order to wear that paper bag over my head! All the better to drive through town incognito.
Heaven forbid that anybody under 30 would find out… that I needed to… Take a class. Three of them.
And a lot more time than that… before I could go online without kinda-trembling.
Twitter-Related Tale #2. Website? Scary!
Sure, I’d seen a few websites by the early zeroes. (Or whatever experts call the years after Y2K. When that didn’t make our entire world explode.)
Looking at websites, for pleasure? You kidding. That would be like taking medicine. Only without any particular promise of making me better. Not in any way!
However, I had a cool friend, Joanna. Ridiculously brilliant Joanna! Just like a snap of the fingers, she built me a website.
Maybe some of you remember that pink version. Since I didn’t manage to get an upgrade until a few years ago.
Luckily, for decades, tech-smart Mitch kept that website running. Expanding it. Making it pretty darned easy to navigate, too. If still a little funky looking.
Eventually I did get this website redesign.
Fun Fact about this Redesigned Website, Incidentally
When finally I hired website designer Joe, we worked hard to re-conceptualize. And then redesign what’s here. Logo and all.
I love the logo that Joe created.
And guess what?
- Depending on how often you go to this website
- Depending on what you use it for
- You may have no inkling about how much is here at this website.
Consequently, even Joe was shocked. When he finally, gingerly, migrated this website to the new design… Afterward he told me:
For 15 years I’ve worked in this field. Of course, I’ve designed and updated loads of websites. Even for the Pentagon.
But none of these websites ever came close to the size of yours.
Twitter-Related Tale #3. Blog – Only Thanks to a Friend
Sure, I heard about blogs. Did I listen? Not really.
Partly snobbery. Partly, I still was pretty darned scared of technology anything.
However, I had this student, Gladys. Very smart. A definite techno hep cat! (If you’d like to refer to her by slang flavored by the 1950s. Source of much of my favorite slang.)
Darling Gladys encouraged me to blog. She even bought me a how-to book.
- From her, sweet generosity.
- To me, for about a year, an object of terror.
- In reality, her gift was called, “WordPress for DUMMIES.”
Might you be curious to see those first awkward, trembly blog posts? Our navigation area here, on the right column, can show you those early attempts. Just in case you’d like to browse archives dating from September 2007. Until now, thousands of blog posts later.
Twitter-Related Tale #4. Facebook Snobbery Was Lonely
Facebook? Sure, eventually, I heard of that.
Sneered about that. All the way from a certain person’s reluctant feet… All the way to her haughty nose in the air.
Eventually I got started with Facebook anyway. It turns out to be fun.
Granted, it takes some push for me to like social media. But people? Them I like. Always have.
What has FB been like for you, Blog-Buddies?
Probably you know, I’d be glad to friend you at my personal Facebook.
Also I have an official Facebook page, too. Created by volunteer Gowri. Maintained by… another volunteer, Edward Williams.
Like Ringo Starr, “I get by with a little help from my friends.”
Twitter-Related Tale #5. SEO Baby Steps in 2019
In a comment at that blog post, ANGIE reminded me (politely): I’d be a fool to ignore Twitter.
Well, here’s the deal. Of course, I’ve been ignoring Twitter. Does this come as any kind of surprise?
Yet I Can’t Run Away from This Simple Fact
Every important aspect and skill of Energy Spirituality? Co-created with the Divine.
Personally, I have no prob with running away from the weird, cartooney blue bird. That Twitter bird!
But honoring the inspiration behind Energy Spirituality? That I feel totally called to do.
And so, once again, I’m getting over (that timid aspect of) myself.
And Now Here I Am, Doing Twitter. Tweeting. Learning the Hows
Attempting to be suave. And snap my fingers like Mitch. Or learn what my equivalent is.,. Beyond humble plodding.
Back in April 2015, I did a little bit of tweeting. At the advice of — guess what? — a friend.
Not taking it the least bit seriously, though. And for years, I’ve hardly tweeted a thing. Well, that’s changing now.
Because I can change and learn. Otherwise, what kind of a teacher would I be anyway?