Dear readers, I am taking a short break from the blog until I get a new computer. This one keeps crashing. I need to put the book - PLOTTING FOR GROWN-UPS - to bed, and I need to do it before this computer croaks for the last time.
I will be back as soon as I can. In the meantime you could follow me on Twitter. My tag is @suehepworth
I have tried to get along with Twitter for a couple of years – see this post, and this post, and although I’ve learned to use it to follow my interests (by following useful links on there) I have not found it a friendly environment because all my friends disdain it. The ones who only check their email twice a week (OMG) don’t understand it, and even those who do have some inkling about Twitter want no truck with it.
I don’t want to follow people tweeting rubbish or telling me they have just eaten a Thornton’s chocolate, which means that I generally follow serious people and websites (e.g. Palestine Today and Mondoweiss) though I am getting a lot of laughs from following @TheTweetofGod. I also get to see new photos of my Californian granddaughters on there when Isaac tweets them.
Because I have no friends on Twitter, and all but three of my followers are serious geezers (or live in a different time zone so when I am tweeting, they are asleep) it means that when I ask for help on there – such as “How do you do a hashtag on an iPad?” no-one answers me. If you were there, YOU could answer me!
I wish you would join me. We could chat. I feel lonely in the Twitterverse. Go on. Give it a whirl. Otherwise, I’ll see you when I have a new computer, which I hope won’t be too long.
And here’s a photo of Monsaldale in the Derbyshire Peak District to keep you going until the summer.