it really makes me happy that the world is a better place if only for a second– that my generation has given you reason for a little faith. Also I’ve felt like a complete asshole for a while now with regard to my comments in the initial hailstorm of blog hating (I can’t remember what that post was called…but the first really controversial one yours.) I said some unforgivably mean, bitter and unfair things about Rumi. Even while still somewhat disliking her, I was disgusted with myself. and ever since she wrote something pretty sensitive and well thought out about the hateful comments left on her blog….I’ve rescinded all negative feelings.
It was easy to dislike her though because she didn’t really talk about her life very much (until recently what with all the bryanboy stuff) and a beautiful face and a seemingly charmed life are always reason for hate inspired by jealousy.
I think maybe that speaks to making blogs personal. Its hard to hate someone who is trying to genuinely communicate something.
on that note, back to my ridiculous pontificating via undergrad thesis.
Haha! I had at one point created a Twitter account, but really only for a guy I was dating who frequently used it. It was fairly boring aside from the quips I shared with another friend who I know in real life. Eventually, I discovered that he started following a girl on Twitter that I actually know but was a total stranger to him. I then learned that he was communicating privately with her, and inappropriately. She had recently moved to NY, and he was making all sorts of claims about visiting her there. Ugh. After shortly learning of all this, I proceeded to delete him and my account from my life!
Aw, that made me smile. I have met some great people through twitter, but it did take me a while to get into it (in fact, this is my second account because I gave up on it the first time). I have to admit I often tweet about what I am eating, but that is because I am a greedy food obsessed pig.
I guess my expectations are low re. Twitter. Heck, my tweets are boring as f*ck with a pithy one every 100 days or so. So, I am pleasantly surprised when friends/people I follow start having interesting discussions or post something funny/relevant/thought-provoking.
My boyfriend recently wrote this on facebook and no one had any idea what he was referencing, “Thing I ate, talk I had, thing I bought, place I went, what I did, with whom, where at, how come, at every moment, all damn day.”
Sums it up.
oh twitter. i have signed up and deleted my account multiple times. most times it seems like twitter is just a forum for a bunch of drivel and/or self-promotion, and that gets old really fast. but every now and again i see a smart, or witty, or important tweet, and then i figure it really isn’t so bad.
I have a twitter account & often feel annoyed by it. I’m tweeting my ass off (sorry for the strong language) & feeling quite invisible. I’m having a bad day, so I’m a bit miffed about all of this business. If I see one more power blogger wearing a giant torn t-shirt with leggings I’m going to have a complete fit. Anyway I do like your hair & I will probably follow your secret tweets.
I love watching my friends have conversations on twitter. I think (like the reason twitter was supposedly created) it helps me get to know them a little bit better when I can be a fly on the wall to their discussions. Sometimes too I can join in and then share that conversation and that kind of thing is not possible via e-mail or text or whatever.
We all know how most of our friends feel about the “big issues”, if we didn’t we could hardly call them friends. It’s the little things twitter unmasks that are so great – like the day I found out at least two of my followers were also unable to ride bikes. I thought I was the only 25 year old on the planet that couldn’t ride a bicycle. So trivial, and never likely to come up in a normal conversation, but thanks to twitter it gave me a laugh and a little warm fuzzy.
It makes me sad when people constantly dismiss daily “drivel” as though it’s somehow unimportant. Nobody is silent until they have an enlightening nugget of wisdom to share with whoever is listening. We all talk all sorts of shit every day thanks to our ever-flowing streams of consciousness, it’s life and it’s real.
it’s not even about having an audience… nobody opens a new twitter account to 150,000 followers. You can even make your twitter stream private if you DON’T want an anonymous audience.
If you’re on twitter trying to find the answer to life you’ve been misinformed to the application’s intent.
Nicole’s boyfriend is right. Twitter IS that thing you ate, that talk you had, the things you bought, the place you went, what you did there, with whom, where at, how come, at every moment, all damn day. And that’s why it’s awesome.
Luckily most of my friends aren’t on twitter. The ones that are usually send out pretty good tweets, and on top of them I follow people like Grace Dent and Caitlin Moran who are marvelous. Are you following them?
I’m happy to hear you’re happy those girls are nice.