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20 June 2009 @ 06:45 pm
all right. I give in.  

Okay. I give in. I have joined Twitter. I am a twit. I … have no idea what to do with it, you understand, but I’m told it’s terribly important for networking, and I’m trying to build access to my reader base, so… Surprisingly, I’m ce_murphy there. (Well, I think it’s surprising. I didn’t expect to get that username.) At any rate, I most solemnly swear to *not* pipe my twitter feed into my LJ.

Another rather lovely day in Dublin. I met up with Kate and we had lunch at the Saturday food market, I traded my shoes that weren’t right for a new pair, we swung by Sub City to harrass Rob, and I did the Frozen Dublin thing, which I actually thought rather sucked. There were a *lot* of people there, but they turned up way the hell early and were basically just standing around anyway, so there was no sudden slow-and-stop of activity around the spire, and even more annoyingly the event, which was supposed to start at 3, didn’t start until a few minutes after, so if you were like me and did time it so you were arriving at the stroke of three, you were left meandering around like an idiot until the freeze signal blew. Also, I believe this is probably a more effective performance art thing if it’s staged inside, though possibly it just flat out would’ve worked better if everybody hadn’t been standing basically standing still anyway. The Spire may not have enough physical room around it for it to be especially effective, either. Anyway, so I wasn’t impressed, but maybe the next one will be better organized.

I also got a lot of work done on the train. I’m now well past the halfway point in revisions, and have added 25 pages to the manuscript (I don’t know how many I’ve subtracted). Of course, now I’ve probably gotten myself back to the part where I’m doing massive rewriting instead of just the tedious work of switching scenes to the other character’s POV, so being halfway isn’t actually the same as having hit the home stretch, sadly.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
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Al Pettersoneyelessgame on June 20th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
Some of the company you keep. :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaEDYMJJRr0
kit: catie_verylaughingmizkit on June 20th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
Marithmarith on June 20th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you for not picking 'twitkit' as a username, or any variant :)
kitmizkit on June 20th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
You are welcome. I did it especially for you. :)
Marithmarith on June 20th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
I knew it! :)
16:9 1.78:1 OAR: Ryusixteenbynine on June 20th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
I don't like Twitter much myself, but I use it for a few things.

- Quick notes to other people who use Twitter, when warranted.
- Posting wordcounts / progress.
- Messages from the field that would otherwise be difficult to blog.

Other than that I barely touch it.
Wolf Lahtiwolflahti on June 20th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
"I most solemnly swear to *not* pipe my twitter feed into my LJ."

For that, I and no doubt many other LJ users thank you. :)

I've had a Twitter account for many months. Still haven't a clue what to use it for. (I mean, is there anything Twitter can do that a regular blog - such as LJ - cannot?)
Janne: trek garak wouldn'tjanne on June 20th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
I most solemnly swear to *not* pipe my twitter feed into my LJ.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

(My main gripe with piped twitter feeds is that I feel it's vaguely rude to remove people from the friendslist, so I just grit my teeth and scroll past the disjointed twittering posts instead. Shouldn't have to be like that.)
sandrawickham on June 20th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
Welcome to Tweeting!! ;)

I have to say Twitter has been good to me.

I've been on twitter quite a bit since joining and I guess I've managed to find all the right people to follow, because I've learned a lot from authors, podcasters, agents and editors there.

I've also made connections I never expected to make, like meeting Tee Morris and having him offer to help me with my upcoming podcast. (what?!) I also met an author who is going to critique my second draft for me in exchange for me training her.

Happy Tweeting! You know I'll be following...
The owner of a grey catjennielf on June 21st, 2009 12:16 am (UTC)
So, yes please, I have no problem following people on twitter, but it is annoying when they switch to just piping the twitter feed to LJ. Its like, whats the point of having both then? :)
GM Ceosanna: Blechceosanna on June 22nd, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
>I did the Frozen Dublin thing, which I actually thought rather sucked.

Drat! That's rather disappointing to hear, so I can only imagine how you felt. I will keep my fingers crossed that the organizers learned enough that the next event will be far improved.