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In which i give unasked for advice

 

I should be working out but I’m not.  I mean I’ve gained a ton of weight but I’m kind of thinking “what’s a few pounds more, right?” so I’ve decided to write a post instead.  After all, I’m a terrific typist and can type over 100 wpm so I’m burning some calories that way, right?

 

So I was talking to some people on Twitter today if having a conversation on Twitter could be actually considered talking and I’m going to comment on some of those convos.

 

First, I think I should possibly keep my mouth shut; probably in general but specifically regarding Twitter.  I saw a tweet this morning from Darren Rowse (@ProBlogger) about having a bunch of spammers and of course, me being me, I had to send him some advice.  Here’s his tweet:

And here’s mine:

 He replied:

He referred to Chris Brogan (@ChrisBrogan) who also responded.  I didn’t know who he was either.  I realized after giving them advice that these guys had 87,000 and 191,191 followers respectively and who the hell was I to be giving them advice?  Then I realized that it was typical that I would a) put my foot in my mouth and b) ignore common sense anyways.

True, True Chris! At any rate, I suppose one of the things I like about Twitter is that it’s a great equalizer.  If people want to talk to you they’re just people. I like to Tweet anyone I feel like it.  Now normally, the big “Tweeters” don’t respond but occasionally they do but I suppose that I’m sort of a stalker in that I just Tweet who I want.

I, of course, knew who ProBlogger was (having once googled him) but had no idea who Chris Brogan is.  I do now because I checked him out and feel that he’s extremely lucky to have had an interaction with me.  Also, I’m pleased that I screwed up his numbers because he had 191,191 following him and I made it 191,192 which isn’t quite as awesome.  However,  thought I should acknowledge that he had a few more followers than I did so I sent this to him:

and he replied with:

and I realized that:

I fucking love Twitter!

 

On another note, can I tell y’all something?  Speaking of y’all (and this isn’t the something I wanted to tell you), Tricia Helfer (of Battlestar Galactica) is now ALWAYS spelling y’all properly.  I corrected her on THIS POST but see below.  Man I’m good.

 

At any rate, here’s what I wanted to tell you.  I spend most of my time on my iPad.  I mean, I have a computer where I write up posts and type and shit and play games but mostly I’m on my iPad and you know what I hate?  I FUCKING HATE those stupid formats that are “just for iPad!”

 

You know, the ones where you SWIPE it to get where you’re going?  I hate them. Stop using them.  They’re fucking annoying.  That’s my opinion and very frankly on this blog, it’s the only one you’re going to get.  I know there’s an option on WordPress that asks if you want to have a special format for iPad so for future reference, please say NO!  I did.

 

If you like it then keep it but I hate those sites and rarely go there as a result.  Its’ possible others don’t feel this way.  I don’t know them and I don’t care and even if I do know them I don’t care.

 

Now, where was I?

 

Oh yeah, I was nowhere.  I certainly have more than my fair share of rambling posts.  Well, in summation.  Talk to whom you want.  Say what you want.  Do what you want. And … and… don’t use those swipe thingies.

 

I’m just saying …

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14 Comments

  1. Nicole
    September 16, 2011

    I totally agree about the iPad formats. They suck. I got so fed up with NOT being able to type on the iPad, that I gave it to my husband (thus encouraging his RISK habit) and bought a MacBook Air instead. Call me old fashioned, I still love a keyboard.

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    • Lynn
      September 16, 2011

      Yeah, typing on an iPad is a pain but i really love it. Those MacBook Airs are pretty cool too though…

  2. Alexandra
    September 17, 2011

    Oh, you have got some GREAT stories.

    Only you, Lynn..no one else.

    • Lynn
      September 17, 2011

      I just put my foot in my mouth more than normal

  3. RCB
    September 17, 2011

    ‘because you don’t get 200 at a time’… I can’t help but think of the word humblebrag again, Lynn.

    • Lynn
      September 17, 2011

      I don’t think that was bragging,,,

  4. Chris Brogan...
    September 17, 2011

    Let me know why explaining how many spams I receive is a brag. : )

    Interesting post. And give me advice whenever you like.

    • Lynn
      September 17, 2011

      Oh, I didn’t think you were bragging at all! I was like Holy Shit, who is this guy? I totally enjoyed your answer you gave me!! I am always full of unsolicited advice…probsb full of shit too!

      Have a great weekend Chris!

  5. kris
    September 17, 2011

    I love that he twitted you and blog replied as well, my goodness, you’re infamous now, lol

    • Lynn
      September 17, 2011

      I wouldn’t say that exactly! There are people I’ve tried to get to answer me to no avail!!!

  6. SoberJulie
    September 17, 2011

    Yeah I’m making it my mission to get the big guys to respond ;) Hey do you dig the iPad? Was thinking of getting one but wondering if i’ll use it for my blog of if the laptop is easier?

    • Lynn
      September 17, 2011

      i don’t really use it for the blog. it’s a pain in the ass for that. I just use it for the internet and to read and stuff

  7. Missy | Literal Mom
    September 17, 2011

    I love how they responded to you – and your witty responses back to them. I keep tweeting my favorite rocker from Our Lady Peace, Raine Maida when I see a tweet of his coming through. He hasn’t responded yet. Someday . . .

    • Lynn
      September 17, 2011

      I keep tweeting Katee Sackhoff and she never responds to me. Depends on whom the person is,

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