I was never an avid Twitter user until Megs and I embarked on 50/50. It’s not like I had a good reason to avoid the little blue bird (unless you count the fact that I tend to write in long sentences instead of short sentiments, which makes that whole “140-characters-or-less” rule even more challenging than trying to get toast to fall butter-side up). Even under Meg’s tutelage (she is a quip-writing machine), developing my own content for Twitter was just…hard.
Case in point, from the 50/50 Twitter on September 26, 2012:
Suggestion: we narrate the House on the Rock in audio form, as if making a tape for the blind. Possible with the wonders of the iPhone.
Clearly that was something I wrote, compared to a Megan, tweeting this one as Huckleberry Fit:
Things that are flat: pita bread. Smartphones. Dresses pressed by Grandma. Roads in Kansas.
However, in the past year I’ve discovered something that I do instinctively that Twitter is fantastic for: sharing articles, quotes, and content.
For example, if you read the 50/50 Twitter feed now, you’ll find things like…
Brilliant sociological look at this topic: What We’re Really Doing When We Gossip About Other Couples @HowAboutWe http://www.howaboutwe.com/date-report/relationship-couples-gossip-avoiding-difficult-conversations/
It’s Amazing What We Are Capable Of #love http://fiftydatesfiftystates.com/2013/11/22/its-amazing-what-we-are-capable-of/ #capable
Eloquent. Insightful. A MUST read: 20 Difficult Truths About #Love + #Relationships by @BLISSBOMBED https://medium.com/architecting-a-life/417643ab8570 #dating
Listening on repeat: this song is amazing. Tommy Near – KVMR – Beautiful Life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNEtvbM8qFU&feature=share&list=UUvdiYXdnXr7iYrJ4pHi-iCw&index=29 @youtube #dating
I mention this all for two reasons. The first is that if you’ve ever been thinking, “Damn, I wish someone out there would filter through articles about love, life, sociology, dating, and travel and share them” or if you’ve ever been thinking, “Damn, I miss those good old days when Alicia or Megan blogged daily,” you can follow us on Twitter.
The second reason is that my use of Twitter is directly affected by how my family demonstrates caring, and thus using Twitter is an act of love. More on that next post. Until then, enjoy the tweets.