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The Only Tweets I Understand Are the Rice Krispies Ones

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Kate Meyers: OK, I already love Michelle Obama. But I love her even more now that I know she doesn't understand Twitter and needed help composing her first tweet at Saturday night's annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner.

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I'm sorry, but I'm over my head. I can barely manage my cell phone, and I am constantly wondering if I can purchase more memory. I text like a turtle. Usually I dictate to my children to save myself pain and embarrassment. More usually, they grab the phone because they can't stand the anguish of trying to watch me work anything electronic.

So Twitter comes along, and I even have an account. But like Michelle Obama, I have trouble with the pressure of being instantly and quickly riveting, and I don't think my daily thoughts are that important to the public.

I did recently interview Ashton Kutcher, who is a pro at Twitter and who seems to have almost five million people following his thoughts. But he's smarter, funnier and way cuter than me.

I am truly sorry if anyone has decided to follow me on Twitter and has come up empty-handed. I started the account with all good intentions, but I can't seem to make sense of life -- let alone life in haiku form.

Mostly, though, I just wish I could understand Twitter beyond it's being one more thing I'm supposed to do, be hip to and keep track of. I'm hoping that, beyond the commonality of mothering two daughters, the First Lady and I will bond forever over our tweeting ineptitude.


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4 comments so far | Post a comment now
The Business Coach for Moms May 5, 2010, 4:38 PM

Oh this is great! I feel the same way! I can handle FB, you can have real conversations with real people. But talking in 140 characters doesn’t really lend itself to a “real” conversation. So I struggle with it too. I noticed that I’m on 38 peoples “list” and that leaves me sooo embarrassed! What do they think I’m going to say? What do they want from me? I have nothing to say…in 140 characters! Now if they come on over to my blog or FB page we can talk all day but I have nothing to say on Twitter.

Techie Teenager May 7, 2010, 9:39 AM

Yeah pretty everyone I’ve talked to has pretty much abandoned twitter as an annoying chaotic form of facebook for narcissists who think everyone in the whole world wants to know what’s on their mind at all times. You just can’t keep track of it all! o__O

Techie Teenager May 7, 2010, 9:40 AM

Yeah pretty everyone I’ve talked to has pretty much abandoned twitter as an annoying chaotic form of facebook for narcissists who think everyone in the whole world wants to know what’s on their mind at all times. You just can’t keep track of it all! o__O

Ten Tees January 9, 2011, 9:32 AM

Great info. Nice to read. I just have a observation to submit about tee shirts.


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