Thursday, January 7, 2010

To tweet or not to tweet and a very BIG happy birthday to my baby boy!

New Year's Resolution tracking:
Writing progress:  continued working on my first chapter...not a huge word count yet but it's coming along

Weight progress:  uh oh...I knew this day would come...  .2 in the WRONG direction today.  but easily fixed....must behave today....wait...birthday cake...hmmm...dilemma

Reading progress:  I'm a sloth.  Seriously.  I've been reading a few pages every night but I'm still on the same book.  I'm loving the material but just not enough time in the day for everything.

I told myself I was taking a blogging break today but I just couldn't help it.  I always have these terrific ideas as I get dressed in the morning...wonderful thoughtful posts on great subjects but somewhere between my bedroom and the computer little fairies come and steal these ideas straight from my head.  It's always the same...I get excited...turn the computer on and then stare at it wondering what I was going to say.  Darn those Fairies!

Today, however, I GO ME!  HA! 

It was hard to forget the item that has been on my mind lately...To tweet or not to tweet????  It seems like the blogs are full of people talking about Twitter and how it helps an author's writing career and contacts.  I've always been intrigued by Twitter but have intentionally never even gone to the website.  Why you ask?  Because, as I have mentioned numerous times before, I have an uncontrollable addictive personality.  I know I would love it and it would consume me.  Much as blogging has...and speaking of...I'm not sure I made valid on my vow yesterday.  I'm pretty sure I held myself back to under 20 blogs that I read but I may have slinked over...that's my confession today.  Twitter would I'm sure have the same results.

So my question to all of you is - do you Tweet and if so, is it worth it?  Should I get my head out of the sand and try it?  I'm on the fence and need it really so wonderful?

I'm trying to keep this short this morning as I do have errands to run before work - so my second item of the day is my son's birthday!!!  Happy Birthday Evan!  He turns 2 at precisely 5:53 pm tonight and it's oh so hard to believe.  Where does the time go?  I will be trying my hardest not to cry all day.  I'm weird like that.  Everyone at work knows it's his birthday and as they casually mention it I am certain my eyes will water.  My goal today is to be better than last year and merely "tear up" instead of releasing the waterfall of emotion.  I don't know why I'm like this.  It's not sad really..I think it's a mixture of pride and an overwhelming feeling of how lucky I am to have him in my life.  Even now I'm holding them back.  So my job today really will be trying to appear sane to my co-workers and trying not to tell random strangers that I meet that it's my son's birthday.   Wish me luck.

And in celebration here are two quick photos of how far he has come.  Ok, now I really am crying.  Special I tell you, special.

Hope you all have a terrific day!  

Kristi :-)


  1. Aww, so cute! Happy Birthday to your son!

    Kristi, you don't Tweet??? You have to Tweet, it's like the coolest thing ever. Granted I've had my account open for 8 or 9 months now and I've just started really using it, but it's so cool. You can talk to so many people through Twitter...real time. You should give it a shot.

    Have a happy day!

  2. Oh, great, now I'M crying!! Makes me think of my little one and when she was a baby. *sigh* Good times.
    Happy Birthday, Evan!

    I don't Tweet. But I'm not on Facebook either. I don't need any more excuses to stay on the Internet and not write. LOL

  3. Cute! Happy Birthday to your little man =]

  4. Darling pics of your birthday boy! :-)

    I don't tweet. Don't have a clue. Plus, it sounds way too addicting!

  5. Happy Birthday to your son! You're right, the time goes unbelievably fast. I've got a daughter graduating high school next year and it seems to have happened in the blink of an eye.

    I've followed you from Michele Emrath's Southern Mysteries blog; you commented after me! I'm happy I've discovered your blog.


  6. Tweeting is worth it if you're looking to meet other writers. They're ALL OVER Twitter, and they're a great group of people interestd in chatting and checking out your blog.

    So yeah - you'll probably get addicted. :)

    Happy birthday to your son!


    from the desk of a writer

  7. I'm gonna put in a big fat NO vote for Twittering. It's bad enough that I'm blogging now, I don't need to get into another thing. I deleted my Myspace account to focus on this, and I also refuse to Facebook. Anything more than blogging, and it will keep me from writing, reading, and most importantly, my family. Sure, people tweet from their phone after they eat a donut, but seriously? I don't need to be that reliant on technology. I'm happy with who I'm meeting on this blog, and I, personally, can't compromise quality on other things in my life to add another addiction.

  8. How fantastic to post those pictures! He is ADORABLE! He will look back at this post in 20 years (on his microchip-sized iPod Atom implanted in his fingernail) and complain, but what a sweet tribute.

    As for Twitter: I do it, but I'm not sure why. Occasionally I check other people's Tweets, but really I just sent out my own and tweet other people's posts I think are particularly interesting. I don't really get it.

    Oh- and yay for connecting through me! You'll like Elspeth's blog, It's A Mystery.


  9. One more thing - I just realized I hadn't placed your blog in my list to the right of my blog, and I've been following it for a while now. I apologize for that! Pure oversight on my part.


  10. I always have my best ideas in the morning too.
    Thank you for dropping by my blog.

  11. I don't tweet. I boycotted it, like facebook. But now I'm on facebook so I would be lying if I said I'll never join twitter.

    I'm like you, I have a highly addictive writing personality. I can't log off my blog without being pulled away.

    Happy birthday to your baby!

  12. Thank you all SO MUCH for your comments and birthday wishes! They honestly made my day! I'm still smiling!

    As for the tweeting - well I agree with you all! It's probably awesome but knowing my addicting personality and how much time blogging is taking away from my real writing...don't think I'll be jumping on the bandwagon...Just yet anyway. Maybe this summer when I seem to have loads more free time. Thanks for the feedback! I feel so out of the loop every time I read something about Twitter!

  13. My advice about twittering.
    If you are serious about writing and plan on querying, it can be helpful for networking and gathering information. There are a lot of writers (published or not) and agents on twitter, who offer advise and inspiration. I have learned so much, and I know now I will be properly prepared when I start querying.
    Nice blog.
    Good luck!

  14. Thanks Michaele!

    I can totally see how the Twitter connections would help during the query process. I'm thinking once I finish my first rough draft of my current WIP I may go ahead and take the plunge. That way as I edit and prepare for querying I can have the benefit of all the advice and such!

    Thanks for the comment!!!