9 reasons I didn’t reply to your tweet
I love social media. Not in a huggy, cuddly, bring home for tea kinda way, that would be weird, but in a I’m-on-it-everyday-and-yes-I’m-probably-addicted way. And so it’s quite likely that I’ll be on Twitter today. And tomorrow. And the next day.
I probably tweeted out a blog post. I might have shared someone else’s that I thought was funny or interesting. I might have said ‘thank you’ for a retweet of one of my tweets.
But I might not have replied to YOUR tweet. Or had a chat with you. Or even said ‘hi.’
I once read Twitter described as a cocktail party and it’s the perfect analogy, but I prefer to liken it to a very particular cocktail party; the one in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Partly because it’s my favourite film EVER but also because like that party it’s busy, chaotic even, with people arriving and leaving, full of laughter, tears, the famous, infamous and the ordinary Joe. There are the fabulous friends that you don’t see very often but LOVE chatting to. There are experts and people who THINK they’re experts, the witty, funny and downright embarrassing. There’s music and dancing and shouting and whispering. There’s conversations you want to be involved in and some that you really don’t. And people talking to themselves. Lots. (Remember the woman and the mirror?)
But a lot of what’s going on? You just completely miss.
My main reason for missing things on Twitter is that my most productive time at my laptop is at stupid o’clock before anyone else in the house is up. There’s a select band of early morning Tweeters who I will share a mug of coffee with (you know who you are) but other than that I’m trying to focus on getting words on the page before the madness that is family life gets going.
Of course, I AM online on and off throughout the day on my phone, albeit fleetingly… so here’s 9 more reasons why I probably didn’t reply to you on Twitter…
#1 I was chipping the remains of the kids’ breakfast/lunch/tea off the kitchen floor with a teaspoon because I didn’t have time to wipe it up this morning and it’s turned to concrete
#2 I should have been drafting a blog post but instead I was trying to make a dent in my email mountain
#3 I was eating peanut butter out of the jar with a spoon (before wondering if it was the same spoon I used in number 1….)
#4 I was pretending to do number 2 but I was really watching a chicken sneezing on YouTube
#5 I stopped doing number 4 and started idly browsing for Christmas presents for my family (aka shopping for myself)
#6 I was wrestling an octopus (aka changing Little Man’s nappy)
#7 I was making a pot of coffee – nuff said
#8 I was trying to answer the Pop Master questions on Radio 2 while attempting to open a bottle of Calpol without resorting to a hammer and chisel
#9 The Little Man has been so poorly of late, not wanting our usual rough n tumble play or to choo choo around the house much. Now that he’s getting better I’m making the most of having my little boy back. Sorry but family comes first.
Ok, what’s your excuse? And what film do you think Twitter is most like?