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Top Tips for Chatting on Twitter

Chatting on Twitter = Fun! Even though I’ve been on Twitter since 2008 – a fact I double-checked by going to TW Birthday – it wasn’t until the fall of 2011 that I began participating in Twitter chats. Up until then, I was really resistant to the idea of using Twitter for chat. I don’t even think I knew they were going on, actually, but I finally took the plunge and discovered that chatting on Twitter is really fun! If I hadn’t joined the weekly #commenthour Twitter chat, for instance, I wouldn’t have met the lovely @MDragonwillow, the inspiring @riverand…

ROW80 – A Little Help from my Twitter Friends

Here’s my ROW80 check in: It’s been a challenging adjustment working at my husband’s boat shop. Most days I manage to peek at Twitter, my email, and post photos on Instagr.am, but they don’t call it, “the busy season,” for nothing. By the time I get home, I’m too frazzled and tired to string words together. In fact, since I struggle with anemia-related fatigue, I often crawl right into bed after work. After my first week, it became obvious that I was not going to get any writing done if I didn’t do something differently. But what? Since my writing…

My First ROW80 Check-in: How Twitter Prompted Me to Write a Memoir

I love reading memoirs and diaries (published ones!) I recently picked up three memoirs at Half Price Books: “Waiting – the true confessions of a waitress,” by Debra Ginsberg, “But enough about me,” by Jancee Dunn and “Growing up Psychic,” by Matthew Modine. I enjoyed all three, but the opening of Ginsberg’s memoir really spoke to me: “I’ve been a writer longer than I’ve been a waitress and, as such, a perpetual student of the human experience… I wanted my own stories and saw no better way to collect them… Truly, there has never been a dull moment at the…