Although I wouldn’t describe myself as a Luddite I have to admit that I do take a little while to adapt to different ways of communicating. For instance, Susannah, my middle daughter, persuaded me to join Facebook, which I did – and then my Facebook account remained dormant for around a year before I finally decided to ‘tackle it’!
You see, I think that’s the problem – I tend to regard any new venture as an obstacle course that I must somehow navigate if I am to reach Nirvana – or just simply other people. Actually, I’m just slow on the uptake. You should have seen me with Sudoku – (I know it’s nothing to do with connecting with the outside world but it’s a way of illustrating my protracted familiarisation) cheating didn’t come anywhere near describing my antics but now? I’m the Sudoku queen - and before anyone suggests it, I don’t accept challenges. As my son says, I’m not competitive but I am determined.
In my usual irritating proselytising way, having conquered Facebook I invited all and sundry to join me, as if Facebook hadn’t enough members chirping away about nothing much in particular. Actually, it is a good way to keep in touch with far-flung family – or should that be family in far-flung places? It also provides a forum for people with particular interests or concerns. For example, I am in touch with a number of people whose dogs suffer from epilepsy. The members all know how distressing it is when our pets have seizures and we support and console each other.
Anyway, today, after a lapse of about a year (does it really take me a year to think about things? Apparently so!) I decided to embark upon tweeting. It’s not quite the earth-shattering individuality of ‘Got up. Had breakfast,’ but it’s not far off. Again, it was Susannah who encouraged me to open a Twitter account.
So now – I sit back and wait? I’m already following a few people and organisations. Why on earth I’m doing it I do not know; I can barely keep up with blogging and frequently miss posts I know I would have enjoyed and commented on if I’d seen them at the time they were written.
Do any of you tweet? What do you tweet about?