Saturday, February 7, 2009

Twittering in an elevator

Well, the big recurring theme of my weekend at BlissDom 09 is Twitter. Apparently, I am ridiculously behind in the blogging world because I don't have a twitter account. And I have to sign up for one right away. It's a great way to build relationships with other bloggers and gain exposure. Or something like that.

I'll be honest, I just didn't get it. asks the question "What are you doing now?" and you post mini entries. Should anyone care what I'm doing at any given moment? Does anyone really want to read:
I'm going to work
I'm going to the gym
I'm balancing a bowl of soup on my lap while checking my email and watching "Two and a Half Men"
Now I'm packing my lunch and gym bag for tomorrow
I'm going to bed
That certainly doesn't seem to hold any appeal. Or how about my days off:
I'm doing laundry
I'm cleaning the bathroom
I'm doing dishes
I'm going grocery shopping
I'm going to the bank
I'm going to the gym for an extra long workout
I'm pretty sure I'd lose readers from that.

But I figured, "Hey, I'll give it a try. I'll sign up for an account. I'll twitter for a while and see what comes." I haven't done it yet.

And tonight, something happened and I TOTALLY got it.

Tonight, I got stuck in an elevator with a gaggle of twittering bloggers. (I believe that gaggle IS the correct word) We pushed the emergency button to call the front desk, but there was no answer. So, the Blackberries and iphones came out. Within moments, the front desk was calling us. There were updates. And jokes. We got tips from The Worst Case Scenerio website. We were named "the elevator 13". (ok, the elevator DID have a sign that said "Limit 7 people." But we didn't see that until after the elevator violently stopped. And we were under the weight limit. We went around and added up our weights to be sure) By the time we emerged from the elevator (around 40 minutes later) a crowd of well-wishers had gathered to cheer for the elevator 13.

So now I'm off to set up a twitter account.


Heather said...

Hmm, maybe it is helpful in those situation? I never really got it either. I doubt I'll ever set one up...

Diane said...

I don't get it either. I did set up an account (because someone told me to and I'm a follower that way) but I've never actually accessed or used it. I honestly don't need to be any more connected than I am.

ShannanB aka Mommy Bits said...

So great meeting you at BlissDom - even if it was because we were stuck in the elevator together!!

Hope you had a safe trip home.

Heather, Queen of Shake Shake said...

I didn't get twitter for the longest time either. And even when I finally signed up, it took a few months for me to get it. But I get it now and have fun with it.

Let me know when you get yours set up so I can follow you and hear about going to the gym!