The week gone by — Nov. 15

I wanted to watch something, probably a NASCAR race, that Suzi wasn’t interested in, so I went into the other room.

When it was over, Suzi had something I didn’t recognize on the living room TV.

”What are you watching?” I asked.

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Simple man seeks simple Twitter

I’ve been married for 16 years, but I remember what it was like being single, so I enjoyed this post about dating from The High-Heeled Papergirl.

So I hit the little heart button underneath. Because I’m a simple man, I just thought I’d be expressing to the writer my appreciation for her efforts (I also commented on it.)

But no …

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A new place to find me

The blog is still the same … although perhaps you’ve noticed the new name. (That’s Silly pictured above. He was such a good kitty.)

However, I’ve set up a Twitter account strictly for the purposes of shamelessly plugging what I write, and writing that I think is interesting.

You can find it at @a_silly_place

Give it a follow, and tag me if you write stuff you think is cool!

Pearls of #WednesdayWisdom

I saw a post on Twitter this morning from someone seeking the ability to report an account as a Russian bot, calling it her #WednesdayWisdom.

I’d be OK with that, and also an edit button, but it did make me wonder what other sages were sharing in 280 characters or less.

(WARNING: These are not all G-rated, or even PG.) Continue reading “Pearls of #WednesdayWisdom”

That tweet did not mean what someone thought it meant

You never know what it’s going to be when the little bell with a blue number at the bottom of Twitter has in store.

It could be a new follower. It could be someone liking or retweeting what you wrote. It could be a comment on how brilliant you are, or how stupid you are.

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Having 280 characters didn’t matter to me … until everyone else had it

I was basically agnostic on the idea of getting 280 characters on Twitter.

If I got it, great, but as a random nobody who has a coupleaccounts, I’m not exactly a priority. And I wasn’t going to regularly write longer posts, since, don’t forget, just because you have 280 doesn’t mean you have to use 280.

That was my attitude, anyway, until the news came out that Twitter was rolling out the feature to everybody.  Then, I wanted it. Continue reading “Having 280 characters didn’t matter to me … until everyone else had it”