Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Lesson From Twitter

There's a new logo along the left side of my blog, "Quilting Bloggers." A quilter Twittered me with information on how to sign up as a quilting blogger. I did it and ever since my blog has been inundated with new visitors from all over the world.

Lately I've been writing a lot about food and being a locavore; I figured I'd better balance that out with a picture of a quilt. This one has been posted before, but it's all I'm ready to share at the moment.

I signed up for Twitter sort of on a lark. I'd seen it around but, just like Facebook, had not taken it seriously. What I've found is a wonderful community of people who have enriched my life. I block a fair number of people who Twitter me. If they already have 2,500 followers, why do they need me?

Blogging has been great; twitter is the frosting on the cake, which, of course, would be made with local ingredients.

So far I have twittered with a woman who lives in the country outside my town whom I hope to have coffee with one day soon. Another woman from about 60 miles north of here twittered me. I'm going to visit her farm soon and get some of her farm's extra delicious EVOO.

Plus I can easily stay closer in touch with my family and extended family. So, for those of you who haven't tried it, you might want to give it a whirl. It's kinda fun.

Oh, and the quilt. I'm in a stash busters class that is free. Each month we get a new pattern and have to pick fabrics from our stash to make it. If we bring a completed small quilt back for three consecutive months, we get a free fat quarter. From now on I'll try to talk as much locavore as quilting.
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Kirby3131 said...

I've heard the term locavore before, but was totally confused for some reason today - I'm so glad that I know how to look stuff up :)

Your quilt is lovely. It looks like the flowers are poppies. Those are some of my favorite flowers.

I twitter, too - it's fun!

dykewife said...

i'm following you now :D i have a twitter addon for firefox so i get all the twitters from the people i'm following without having to go to the site to see them. i love it.

blogauthor said...

I blog and use facebook, but I've drawn the line at twitter. I'm not even sure how it really works, and I'm hoping to keep it that way. :)

Mrs4444 said...

I like Twitter, too, but I only follow four friends. I cannot for the life of me figure out why anyone would follow hundreds of people; kind of odd.