Well I am finally Twittering. I’ve ignored it, and was in the living room yesterday when Mike and Mike on ESPN2 was on the television and Golic and Erik Kuselias were talking about things, and got to something that was sent to them about Twitter, and this was one of those “listen up” moments, of course, when they show how dumb they are, or something. They looked really old fogey, not having a clue about Twitter.
I had a clue about Twitter, just figured “why bother” as I have little to do with anyone but me and my family, and my husband is the only one with a phone, everyone else being too young … and so didn’t bother with it.
So the M&M show got me thinking, I know I don’t blog as much as I used to, can’t think of anything to write half-the time or more. My hubby ignores the emails I send him, he ignores my blog posts, he sees some of the txt messages I send to his phone. So maybe Twitter could help me … not just fill-in the gaps between blogging and emails and txt msgs… but create ideas for blogging again, and get my hubby to notice, and maybe get him more communicative with me, and find some other friends out there after all too, maybe.
So I started up with Twitter and had a blank-of-a-time and couldn’t figure out what was going on trying to get my phone verified. So after playing with Twitter, I changed all the stuff on that account to nuthingness and worked at it backwards, using my device, phone, as the starting point, creating an account on the web from my phone number there since I couldn’t tell what it was doing (trying millions, it seems, of times to verify my phone) with my first web profile … The “devices” area of my online account seemed flaky, and just wouldn’t stay, would go away as if I hadn’t even tried to verify my phone # … that’s how it got so messed up on my phone …
So then I go and get an account for my husband, and I click the devices area and get that started, but then left it, not going to his phone at that time.
I finally got my phone making more sense, except it didn’t update my Twitter, then suddenly did, many minutes later, then I got another one of those “reply with your name” Twitter messages and I didn’t bother sending anything (such silly things happened earlier, I just plain wanted it to work with my account on twitter.com/home [as logged in])
To go further, every time I had sent a “stats” command at twitter with my phone I would get “followers: 0 following: 0” and thus I knew it wasn’t truly connecting to my account.
I know it’s working now, the stats msg is “followers: 1 following: 1” … I can only hope my account stays connected to my device, but I don’t have a lot of faith, though I have full faith in my hubbies staying true. Whatever that is.
Awhile after I had gotten Frank’s web account set up and us following each other there, I got his device set up and voila, it worked flawlessly, exactly how MINE didn’t from the start. Figures.
Unfortunately now I have to teach Frankiepoo the simple differences of using Twitter on the device, and when not to use Twitter, but use straight regular txting. Maybe when he understand he’ll say, “ewww, I don’t want to Twitter at all!”
I hope not. I have to fight to get myself out there and sometimes he seems to be more introverted than me. FWIW.