Twitter and I had a very rough start. To be honest, when I first tried it, I was way into Facebook. And Twitter just made me feel like an idiot. I didn’t think we had anything in common. I’d never find friends there. I had nothing to say.
But then it happened. Ever so slowly, I realized the allure of Twitter. Like A-Rod and Cameron, our relationship might not be forever but right now it’s working for both of us.
I logged on to Twitter the other day and realized that Zac Efron was following me. Wow, a movie star! With awesome hair. And a six-pack. How cool is that? I immediately start envisioning my small but pivotal speaking part in “17 Again Part Two” when I take a closer look at the twitter ID… Zak Eron.
Hold on to your High School Musical, that doesn’t sound like a movie star at all.
Turns out, this Zak is the founder of Falcon Stuff, a store that caters to the needs of bird-lovers everywhere. Except I don’t have bird loving needs. I’m just the gal who naively named her blog The Mama Bird Diaries and has subsequently earned a faithful following of bird watchers across the globe. Who clearly don’t actually read my blog.
By the way, if you’re interested, Zak tweets that he is having a huge sale on bird baths and bird launchers this week.
So who do I follow on Twitter besides Zak the bird enthusiast?
I follow almost all individuals who are NOT trying to save me religiously, sway my political views or pressure me to home school. And it helps if you worship Cadbury Creme Eggs and “Project Runway.”
I follow companies that are socially conscious and eco-friendly as long as they are making an effort to engage the Twitter community and not just promote their products in all their tweets.
One thing I totally do not get… the automatic direct message after you follow someone. Isn’t this like sending a thank you note for a thank you note?! Expect totally impersonal. It really makes me want to unfollow the individual or company, except I’m sadly way too lazy to follow through.
For example, the company Weleda recently followed me. I like Weleda. The company truly seems committed to making products without synthetic preservatives and chemicals. So I followed them back. And then I immediately get this….
Thanks for joining us in cultivating beauty around the world! Read more about us anytime at www dot blah blah blah who gives a crap.
Can we all agree to abolish the generic, automatic direct message? Fantastic.
And some people say this isn’t a blog about social change.
@mamabirddiaries is obviously making quite a difference in this world.