A bit of silliness for a Sunday morning!
I wandered lonely through the crowd
And lurked behind the twitt’ring birds;
Their clever tweets and nimble words.
But, to my shame, I ne’er allowed
Myself to join that bustling horde.
But fled to Facebook, where dwelt my friends
Away from hashtags, RTs, Trends.
And sang out loud, with joyous chords,
Of photos and of frivolous apps.
Till one day somehow I returned
To Twitter, where I slowly learned
To leave behind those real-time chats.
For far more lies in such small measures
Than at first appears to untrained eyes.
From links posted by those more wise
To marv’llous tips and witty treasures.
I find new blogs I must peruse,
And #followfridays, that weekly curse!
Choosing who to commend to the Twitterverse.
And catching up on daily news.
But the highlights of my time spent tweeting
Are cosy chats with new Twit friends,
The comfort, support, when I’m round the bend,
The jokes shared at each virtual meeting.
Alas! Poor Facebook lags behind
Its Farmville follies and ‘Friend of the Day’
Are all too sadly leagues away.
And time spent there grows less, I find.
Though one day I may once again roam
Now I’ll nest in my Twitter home.
14 thoughts on “Ode to Twitter”
I love it! Totally agree as well. I can’t believe this time last year I did not even know what Twitter was!!
Thank you! I was inspired yesterday by our little group of ‘chatty friends in the kitchen’! I think I had started using it this time last year but didn’t ‘get’ it till the last couple of months.
So well-said! I couldn’t agree more, and love the poem. I’m a #fridayflasher and have discovered numerous great friends through this hashtag, and many other ways on Twitter.
The fact I’ve landed here is a good demonstration of what yousay about Twitter in your ode.
I’ve found several interesting blogs that way, though it all adds to my numerous displacement activities, distracting me from my own writing!
Thanks for the encouragement! I have found so many lovely friends for regular chats on Twitter, it’s great for a boost. As one of them said lately, “Twitter is like suddenly finding a load of chatty girlfriends in your kitchen”. Thank you for reading!
I know what you mean, it’s an excellent resource but an even better procrastination tool! 😉 Thanks for reading!
Hi, that was lovely,
great to find a similar group of mums/ writers in the virtual world,
Thank you! Yes it can be real source of encouragement and moral support, both from a mum point of view and as a writer. Hope you get as much out of Twitter as I have.
Love this! What a great poem about Twitter and how off-putting it is until you start to join in & then how rewarding it can be, once you start to get to know people. This is so good.
This captures it perfectly. I especially love the line:
“From links posted by those more wise”
I’ve always heard that you should always put yourself in the company of people who are wiser and more knowledgeable than yourself, because you can’t learn anything if you are already the smartest one in the room. I can’t say that twitter is universally a font of fresh knowledge, but the mixture you captured so well is why I hang there.
You ARE lovely 🙂 thank you.
Thank you, that’s a lovely comment 😀