Tuesday Topic: following

Today is “Courageous Follower Day, a day to appreciate good followers”. No idea who started such a day or who would previously be able to acknowledge the idea. However, I have the perfect thought for the day…

I am currently learning to use twitter.com as a means to communicate. It’s like small chat or text message thought to a large number of people – while also reading messages from others all at once. It’s a facinating concept. Just drop a line or two with what is going on right now, maybe add a link and voila, the sharing begins.

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If you’re unfamiliar with twitter:

It’s not nearly as formal as a mailing list, much more spontaneous than a blog and completely absent of long details.  It’s a nice way to say hey – check this out..plop link.. go.

Here’s where the following happens:

Basically people subscribe to one another’s conversations. Anyone who I might be interested in keeping track of, I “follow”, or subscribe, to their profile and then I can see every time they make a comment. The same works for anyone wanting to keep up to date with what I have to blurb about. Sometimes its all business, and sometimes it’s just silly. I love the mix of thoughts and concepts people share, it’s a lot of fun for me.

I’m currently following 66 people.. some of which I’ve met, some are friends, some are professionals I hope to learn from. It’s like being in the middle of group therapy for daily life.. sharing ideas and thoughts and little obscure moments.

If you too would like to honor the day of followers, feel free to follow me. Sometimes I might say something useful.
http://www.twitter.com/jgoode

To all you followers, Kudos to you today!

Today is also… 

-Do Something Day. Stop procrastinating. – I’ll work on this tomorrow 😉
-National Grammar Day, honoring language and its rules. – I’m pretty sure this would completely  weird out my entire communication process if I even attempt to become grammatically accurate.

– National Poundcake Day – Are they called pound cakes because they weight a pound, or because they make you gain no less than a pound just looking at them?Sleeping On The Job Day. “In 2002, the German town of Vechta reported that civil servants allowed to sleep for 20 minutes after lunch worked more efficiently and effectively. Some 22 percent of the German population napped.” – haven’t we covered sleeping already?
Hug a G.I. Day – go find a G.I. and just do it

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Happy Tuesday!

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3 thoughts on “Tuesday Topic: following”

  1. My very favorite penguin of all time … the artist penguin … absolutely marvelously cute penguin … right there at the top of the page … I like the

    I worked on the Grammar yesterday [the online class I’m taking – it covered grammar so I was a bit too soon] and since I’m writing my Tuesdays Topic today for this week … I’m not procrastinating … I am definitely doing something 🙂 but I will work on blogging at some of my other blogs tomorrow so that is covered too … I don’t know any G.I.’s to hug and strange G.I.’s that do not know me might not appreciate me hugging them … nope … I’m not going there … the sleeping … I posted that yesterday for last week’s Tuesdays Topic so I was very late and a bit early all wrapped up at once for sleeping.

    Pound cake … I don’t have any in the house … I could get some tomorrow morning … I did have chocolate chip cookies earlier tonite … both are desserts … one is chocolate … I am trying not to buy cigarettes [today is day 4 – I am trying to quit smoking … my grandson wishes someone else was his Grandma when I smoke … sigh … he is afraid I will die and he doesn’t want me to leave him … so I am trying again to quit … we’ll see how it goes … some days it is REALLY hard being the Grandma]

    You can read my courageous followers post at
    http://barbaraburns.com/barbarablog/tuesdays-topic-courageous-follower-day

    Reply
  2. My very favorite penguin of all time … the artist penguin … absolutely marvelously cute penguin … right there at the top of the page … I like the

    I worked on the Grammar yesterday [the online class I’m taking – it covered grammar so I was a bit too soon] and since I’m writing my Tuesdays Topic today for this week … I’m not procrastinating … I am definitely doing something 🙂 but I will work on blogging at some of my other blogs tomorrow so that is covered too … I don’t know any G.I.’s to hug and strange G.I.’s that do not know me might not appreciate me hugging them … nope … I’m not going there … the sleeping … I posted that yesterday for last week’s Tuesdays Topic so I was very late and a bit early all wrapped up at once for sleeping.

    Pound cake … I don’t have any in the house … I could get some tomorrow morning … I did have chocolate chip cookies earlier tonite … both are desserts … one is chocolate … I am trying not to buy cigarettes [today is day 4 – I am trying to quit smoking … my grandson wishes someone else was his Grandma when I smoke … sigh … he is afraid I will die and he doesn’t want me to leave him … so I am trying again to quit … we’ll see how it goes … some days it is REALLY hard being the Grandma]

    You can read my courageous followers post at
    http://barbaraburns.com/barbarablog/tuesdays-topic-courageous-follower-day

    Reply
  3. My very favorite penguin of all time … the artist penguin … absolutely marvelously cute penguin … right there at the top of the page … I like the

    I worked on the Grammar yesterday [the online class I’m taking – it covered grammar so I was a bit too soon] and since I’m writing my Tuesdays Topic today for this week … I’m not procrastinating … I am definitely doing something 🙂 but I will work on blogging at some of my other blogs tomorrow so that is covered too … I don’t know any G.I.’s to hug and strange G.I.’s that do not know me might not appreciate me hugging them … nope … I’m not going there … the sleeping … I posted that yesterday for last week’s Tuesdays Topic so I was very late and a bit early all wrapped up at once for sleeping.

    Pound cake … I don’t have any in the house … I could get some tomorrow morning … I did have chocolate chip cookies earlier tonite … both are desserts … one is chocolate … I am trying not to buy cigarettes [today is day 4 – I am trying to quit smoking … my grandson wishes someone else was his Grandma when I smoke … sigh … he is afraid I will die and he doesn’t want me to leave him … so I am trying again to quit … we’ll see how it goes … some days it is REALLY hard being the Grandma]

    You can read my courageous followers post at
    http://barbaraburns.com/barbarablog/tuesdays-topic-courageous-follower-day

    Reply

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