Tweeting, Acgh!!!

How do you pronounce “Acgh?” you may be wondering? Well, I think it’s somewhere between the “AAAAAAAAH!!!” one screams when falling off a cliff, and maybe the “Ich!” one might say when practicing one’s German, or the “Ugh!” one might utter when one has to go outside in the winter. Barefoot. In the rain.

I have recently started Tweeting, acgh!

I opened up an account the other day, and I’m now starting to get the hang of it. At first, I posted a generic “Just trying this out” tweet. Then, I shouted-out a “I’m a twitterer!” at someone I knew. Then, I posted a very business-like Banager’s Lights announcement.

Today, I started to get into it.

I rolled up my sleeves. I got down in the mud. I announced that I killed my internet so I could get writing. And when I clicked “Tweet,” and saw my message pop up on my timeline, I felt this nice, happy, “Ooh! I wrote that!” feeling.

It’s kind of scary.

Twitter has the potential to be a time-consuming monster. I mean, I find myself clicking the “Twitter” bookmark a LOT tonight.

It all happens so fast! That’s the thing with social media. Everything happens at lightning-speed. If I were to have a Facebook, I could status-update from my phone, “I’m in the car leaving work.” Ten minutes later, I could status-update, “There’s no place like home!!!” Etc. etc. all night long. If somebody checked Facebook twice a day, they might see that I’m on my lunch break, and the next thing they know, I’m arm-wrestling my nephew over a bowl of chips. I mean seriously? They’ll miss all that happened in between if I am constantly status-updating, whereas they only check twice a day.

But now…I ramble. 🙂

I guess the point is…Social Media can be life-sucking. Control it, don’t let it control you. Take it like chocolate…enjoy it but in moderation. Don’t spread your entire life on the internet. Save some time for real life.

Save some time to go for a drive with a buddy and eat McDonalds fries and listen to old tapes.

Don’t get too busy for the real world and all the blessings God has put in it for us to enjoy.

…Don’t blog your life away. (Dude, did I just say that? What am I doing now?)

Why am I still writing? Acgh!!!

(And that’s more of an “Acgh!” you say when you pull your hair out!)

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Thankful

It’s Thanksgiving!

My thanks is for this blog! My thanks for being able to share in the community of all you folks who have stuck with me, reading my rants and ramblings and rambunctious rattling-offs of riting (the W would mess up the alliteration)!!!

So here I am, five(?) months into the world of blogging. I can officially say that I’m a blogger. When I’m sixty, I can tell my grandkiddies that “Oh yes, I was a blogger back in the day. Yes, we had our little circle of writerly friends…there was Stephen and Tessa and Janna and Lulu and Brown Paper Bag Girl, and Sartenada, and Lisa and Lua and Barb and Aidan, and those who would drop in every now and then, like Artswebshow and Ollin and Smander and bbosse and Miss Rosemary!” Wow, that’s a lot of readers!

So thankfulness in general for my Blog, and thanks to you all for visiting the House of Happy and keeping me web-company!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

—Seph