Whoa, I know - here I am... again, and it's only been like a week since my last post. You know, if I keep up at this rate, it might actually start looking like I'm blogging again - as in really blogging - where I tell humorous stories that aren't sophomoric (hey, I've got to have a standard - and if it isn't intelligent humor - I'm just not that into it) on a fairly regular basis.
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But enough of my idle chatter (a.k.a. rambling) it's time to get to the heart of this post which has to do with me and my tweeting.
If you read my last post, you know that for the last couple of weeks I, along with thousands of people around this big blue marble floating in space, have been trying to bend the ear of the programing executives at Netflix in an attempt to save a television show we absolutely love called Dominion.
(Seriously, Dominion is a great show - in fact, my mother - who is 74 and has not got the world's greatest memory - can tell you not only what the show is about but can also recount specific details of he show. My mother is only like that with a couple of other shows, one of which is The Walking Dead. Yes, apparently my mom has a thing for angels and zombies. Strange. But then again, I suppose if a post-apocalyptic show can engage my elderly mother - that has to say something about not only the writing but also the direction and acting.)
Moving right along -
As I've been 'doing my little part' to help Dominion find a new home - I've found myself becoming immersed in the Twitterverse. Incidentally, I've actually had a Twitter account since 2009 and it's only been in the past few weeks that I've started to use the darn thing. Perhaps I'm a little slow on the uptake or maybe when I first started using it - I didn't think I could cope with the 140 characters thing. (Hey, so I ramble - I figure the title of the blog is enough of a warning to readers)
For a while I did a series of 'about goofy things. I had #101Reasons2AvoidPoliticians series of really snarky tweets I was doing where I was working my way backwards from 101 and only made it to 54 because I got so frustrated with politicians that I had to step away from Twitter or else I was going to start getting so frustrated I was going to say things that actually pointed directly to my political POV.
Then one day I realized I had over a thousand tweets that I'd 'made' only I didn't actually make them and I was like 'What the hell? Has someone hijacked my account?' Well, no, not exactly. Somehow I'd connected my Twitter account to my Facebook account and whenever I'd post something to Facebook, it wound up on Twitter - which was weird, to me.
Because, if I'm Facebooking, I want to FB there. And if I'm #'ing whatever is on my mind over at Twitter - I like to do it there. So, I changed the setting and now when I am FBing, I do it there. And when I #whatever, it's done at Twitter. (You know, now that I read that whole thing back - I have the strangest feeling that I need to go take a shower or something because - well, just because.)
Son of a Goat Herder - I went on a rambling tangent, sorry! Back to whatever the hell it was that I was going on about before I wrote a pseudoerotic paragraph about Facebook and Twitter...
Ah, yes, I was talking about being active at Twitter as a way to help save Dominion. While I've been tweeting away with #Netflix and #Dominion, I've not only found myself involved with a cause (yes, there are those who might wonder Why? It's just a television show - but I'll bet if HBO said 'FYI, we're cancelling Game of Thrones' you or someone close to you'd be all up in HBO's business and tweeting like your child had been ripped from your arms) but I've also become (virtually) acquainted with folks from hither and yon.
Honestly, I'm amazed at the warm spirit of all the people who've been tweeting their fingers off for the show we love and want to save because it's a pretty cool concept. What do I mean by 'warm'?
I mean - so far, I've not seen any aggressive, angry, 'Hey, F-you up one side and down the other SyFy for cancelling the show' and that's kind of nice because there have been many 'causes' I've felt a desire to promote only I don't want to be associated with mean, spiteful, negativity I often see in association to 'cause' campaigns.
That's totally not cool with me. Nope. Not that my inner "hold up-what did you just say?" bitch doesn't want to come out and beat the daylight out of people who dare to cross my path when I'm in 'a mood' about something. She does. Oh, she does. But I'm able to rein her in with humor and a quick, cerebral comment that usually leaves the person who ticked me off confused.
And that's why I've been happy to be a part of the Twitter campaign to save Dominion (and yes, I'm hoping that by mentioning the name repeatedly you'll be subliminally enticed to check it out). Heck, I've even been inspired to write two posts where the 'heart' of the posts have been about saving the show. Trust me, that's huge in my world because rarely do I ever write about things outside of the observation/humor/history style that is my 'thing' here at WASWR.
So to those of you who've been so kind at Twitter, thanks. Hopefully, we'll be heard because we aren't being aggressively angry ... rather aggressively positive.
With that, I think I've said what I needed to say - well, aside from 'Hey follow me at Twitter'
Gotta get back to my 'serious self' and actually do some more writing.
OOH - I just realized as of this post being published, I'm only 3 tweets away from 2K tweets. (Yeah, so about 700 were probably pulled from Facebook and I shouldn't technically count them as 'true tweets' but, come on, I'm all about seeing the glass half full - even if I can be extremely sarcastic, sassy, and snarky when the mood strikes me) You know, I'm beginning to think: