I Tried to Tweet. Plus the Joys of Immunization

>> Thursday, July 16, 2009

i've been exploring new ways to market my jewelry, and there are quite a few people who say that twitter really helps to get the word out there. so i sign up. and immediately get overwhelmed. apparently now, i am following over 250 fellow "tweeters" ("tweetees"? "tweets"? "tweetians"?). when i log in, there are hundreds of updates, most of them not really related to anything that i'm interested in. i am finding it hard to search for people i might know. i am finding it even more incredible that several chinese schoolgirls, all with almost identical photos, want to follow my tweets. i definitely do not click on their suspicious tinyurl links - inane hello kitty videos? remakes of 80's pop songs? porn? there was a hysterical fake account under brad pitt's name, but twitter took it down, i guess because it was fake.

i have tweeted - 4 times to be exact - despite the gut feeling i have that it's kind of futile. today i tweeted about the mini's first set of immunizations - the husband and i were very nervous, and i asked my mom to come with me. seriously, it pretty much bordered on horrific. first, we gave her an oral suspension, which caused her to throw up all over me and the chair i was sitting on. the nurses in the clinic didn't even bat an eye - and also did not help. then, three needles, one in her left leg, and two in her right. she didn't scream like i expected, just this little surprised yelp, then this sorrowful, sad cry. as parents, you work so hard to keep your babies clean, fed, and happy, and here i was, holding my sad, chubby baby as she cried, sitting in a puddle of vomit, three little band aids on her legs.

plus, a disposable breast pad found its way into the washer. did you know that they are filled with little expandable jelly-like bead type thingys? wtf?

makes tweeting seem kind of inane, doesn't it?

(muffintopdesign@twitter just in case you're interested)


Ashley July 16, 2009 at 3:55 PM  

had a twitter account of all of 3 days before i decided i didn't have time for this.. i found it very overwhelming too! and confusing about replying to tweets.. but the person probably won't see it unless they come looking for it!

Nancy July 17, 2009 at 10:21 AM  

While being totally open about the breast pad moment(lol)- I had to share mine. I was having my living room furniture cleaned one time, the young "guy" doing the cleaning happened to pull one out from down below the cushion and the side of the chair - wondered what it was. I turned 3 shades of red, took it from him making up some stupid story, and hoped that it didn't clue him in about what it actually was. Those were the days :0)

Joanie July 17, 2009 at 5:58 PM  

Just know you're doing the best you can for your little girl and even though she probably won't thank you one day for the immunizations, she'll be a lot healthier for them. :-D

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