Thanks to Twitter

I can't even believe I typed that out. Seriously. Twitter can be such a great big pain in the ass sometimes that I just want to stick a fork in my eye. Like, the "Over Capacity" message? What the hell is that? Or how about the time when like 2,000 of my tweets just disappeared. (They did return about a week later, but still.) And I am so totally over blocking these porn people who follow me just because I use the word "hooker" in some of my tweets. Stupid Twitter.

But then I sit and think, if not for Twitter, I would have never written this post. (Or ones about Butt Growls or funny little poems!) I would have never started writing on my blog again. I certainly never would have gone to Chicago to Blogher because I wouldn't be a blogger. I would have never met any of you.

For those of you who may not know, let me explain...

Ten months ago this week, I was doing a live search on Twitter while watching The Biggest Loser. I noticed this one tweet by this user called @shrinkingjeans that said that she was watching the show for the first time. I clicked on the profile and found a blog called The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. So, I followed @shrinkingjeans on Twitter, and not a minute later, @shrinkingjeans followed me back. We exchanged a few tweets and that was that.

The next day I visited the site again. What a terrific site it was. I wanted to tell these girls (and guy) what a great site they had, but you see, I can be a bit shy at times. And hour later, and many do-overs of my email, I sent the site a message. Within 5 minutes I had responses.

Christy, Melissa, and Crooked Eyebrow all replied, and Christy and I chatted on and off for a lot of the day. (She was the one I was chatting with on Twitter the previous night!) By the end of the week, Christy had convinced me to join them in their challenge and to start writing on my blog again.

As mad as I get at Twitter, I can't hate it. It's because of Twitter, I met Christy, and I joined The Sisterhood, and I became friends with all of you. Some of you I've met face to face already. Some I haven't, but I know we will some day! (Hopefully sooner than later!)

It's all because of Twitter. And because of Twitter, I'm going to visit Christy in Texas this week! Christy, are you ready?! ;o)

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10 comments:

audrey @ the lewis 4 said...

Nice. I never would've thought I'd see you thanking Twitter. But it does have its good points. I mean, really, I cannot imagine the Sisterhood without YOU, hooker! Have fun with Christy! :)

~Mendie~ said...

That is awesome! I am not sure how I cam across Shrinking Jeans, but I am so thankful that I did! I'm glad you are there!

Midwest Mommy said...

I would have never guessed you guys have only been friends for 10 months. Really? In Chicago I never would have thought that. Have a blue drink for me in Texas and maybe one day I will be able to sing my song to you again :-)

Mommy Mo said...

You'll have a great time at Christy's. Sucks that we couldn't have planned it to where we could ALL get together- I am a short 3 hour drive from her- we meet in San Antonio sometimes. Maybe next time.

Enjoy the view!

Mommy Mo said...

You'll have a great time at Christy's. Sucks that we couldn't have planned it to where we could ALL get together- I am a short 3 hour drive from her- we meet in San Antonio sometimes. Maybe next time.

Enjoy the view!

Bacardi Mama said...

I am so jealous! Give Christy a big hug for me and have a blast together.

*Lissa* said...

You already know I am so jealous! ;p

But I want you hookers to have lots of fun and take lots of photos!

Safe traveling!

Brooke said...

how fun!!! :) and i'm totally jealous. i demand tons of pics!!! :D

Heather D said...

Have so much fun visiting Christy! I'm so jealous. Can't wait to hear all about it and you need to let her hogtie you and get a pedicure!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

How is it that I don't think I am following you?? I will now!

Steph

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