Okay, so I broke down and started a Twitter account. So far I’m not finding much to say. Heck, I can barely manage to blog once or twice a week! But I’d started to feel like I was in danger of being the last person aboard the HMS Twitanic, so… *shrug* Come follow me if you like! Who knows, I might come up with something fascinating to tweet about. More likely, I’ll enjoy reading your tweets, so if you’ve got an account, sing out!

But fair warning: Now that I’ve joined up, it’s officially not cool anymore. ๐Ÿ˜›

What trend have you been resisting? Will you hold out, or are you just delaying the inevitable surrender?

Oh, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

17 comments to “Twitterpated! Or, I must have my share in the conversation.”

  1. Maggie Robinson
    · March 17th, 2009 at 3:32 am · Link

    I’ve been drawing so many lines in the sand pretty soon I won’t be able to move. I don’t want to twitter. I don’t care what my friends are having for lunch or if they found some great new shoes. I don’t even answer my cell phone or read half my e-mail. I’m turning into a curmudgeonly hermit or a hermitic curmudgeon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Elyssa Papa
    · March 17th, 2009 at 9:42 am · Link

    Maggie, I love the new gravatar.

    Tessa, yay! I love Twitter. I’ve been trying to convince Tiff to join for the last couple of weeks. And she has still resisted.

    I think Twitter is just good to connect with people and remain updated. Even if it is normal day things.

  3. Lindsey
    · March 17th, 2009 at 12:40 pm · Link


    And I especially donโ€™t want to tell people what Iโ€™m eating! Seriously, no one wants to knowโ€ฆ

    This from the girl who writes the best eating scenes ever! But I guess 140 characters isn’t enough to do your dessert justice.

    I’m about to break down and join myself. You’re right – it’s entirely Lady Catherine syndrome. I realized during queryfail that people I know from entirely different areas of the industry are all having conversations with each other. Without me. ๐Ÿ˜› I think it does open the door to interaction with people you might not otherwise get to know. And now that you’re there… how can I resist? I’m swamped at the moment, but it’s on the to-do list.

    And you should twitter your LOLWerestag so I can retweet it!

  4. Tessa
    · March 17th, 2009 at 11:44 am · Link

    Maggie – I completely hear you. I don’t especially want to know what other people are having for lunch, either. And I especially don’t want to tell people what I’m eating! Seriously, no one wants to know… ๐Ÿ™ But I have to admit, the one thing I really do enjoy about the facebook and twitter networks is that they make me feel like I have some adult contact in my life. Even if it’s sort of quasi-real, superficial contact–beats another episode of Dora.

    Ely, I’m seeing the benefits of Twitter. My FB friends have gotten so numerous, it’s hard for me to catch the updates of close friends. It’s kinda cool that Twitter doesn’t have to be reciprocal – you don’t have to follow everyone that’s following you, and vice versa.

  5. Tessa
    · March 17th, 2009 at 1:33 pm · Link

    @Lindsey: Oh, do it! Cave! Break down! Surrender to your inner Lady C!

    Seriously, it only took about 5 minutes to sign up and get started.

  6. Santa
    · March 17th, 2009 at 7:08 pm · Link

    How’d you know Twitter is the last frontier I don’t want to go into? I don’t seem to have enough time in the day to make a phone call last more than five minutes, let alone remark or follow or whatever is done on Twitter.

    I’ll sit on the sidelines for a bit longer. Is there any way to sneak a peek without jumping into the stream?

  7. Evangeline
    · March 17th, 2009 at 10:22 pm · Link

    I twitter, but not about food. It’s an interesting experiment in social interaction–and it also gets me writing everyday.

  8. Cheryel Hutton
    · March 19th, 2009 at 2:46 am · Link

    I was holding out on Twitter. I guess I broke down about the same time you did. Hmm, interesting. Maybe it’s that psychic thing? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. terrio
    · March 20th, 2009 at 11:03 am · Link

    *sticks fingers in ears…errr over eyes?*

    Nope. Not gonna do it. I refuse to give in on this one. I can’t fit another social site to my day. Especially one that is a minute by minute thing.

    Nope. I’m holding strong on this one. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  10. Amy
    · March 20th, 2009 at 6:20 pm · Link

    Totally has nothing to do with your post, but are you (or any of your CPs) looking for an additional critique partner?

  11. Tessa
    · March 20th, 2009 at 9:32 pm · Link

    @Amy: Hi, Amy! Welcome! Thanks for asking – I think I’m pretty set for CPs myself, but I do hear from people who are looking. Do you want to post here or email me about what you’re writing and what kind of CP you’re looking for?

  12. Tessa
    · March 20th, 2009 at 9:33 pm · Link

    @terrio: We’ll see how long you last. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  13. Tessa
    · March 20th, 2009 at 9:34 pm · Link

    @Santa: Santa, you can just look up people’s tweets online – I actually was doing that, and then I just decided I was spending more time looking than up than if I just set up my own account.

    If you go to my page today, you can read about the Sea Monkey tragedy. Sad day in the Dare household. ๐Ÿ™

  14. Tessa
    · March 20th, 2009 at 9:35 pm · Link

    @Cheryel Hutton: So great to see you, Cheryel! Yes, must be that psychic link… ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  15. Tessa
    · March 20th, 2009 at 9:38 pm · Link

    @Evangeline: It definitely is an interesting social experience, I agree! I like being able to send out a question to so many people at one – usually someone is online.

  16. Amy
    · March 21st, 2009 at 4:47 pm · Link

    I write literary fiction. I can email you more details if you want, but I will basically read and critique anything that isn’t high fantasy, mysteries, historicals, or romance.

  17. Tessa
    · March 21st, 2009 at 9:33 pm · Link

    Gee, Amy. I’m thinking this blog may not be your best bet for finding a CP if you don’t want to read genre fiction, since that’s pretty much what most of my regular visitors read and write. Also, it’s kind of hard for people to contact you if you don’t provide some contact info…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Does anyone else know of boards where literary fiction writers can find CPs? The only places I know to suggest are romance-focused.