I Joined Twitter Because My Blog is an Attention Whore

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This is true. My blog is a complete attention whore. Somehow it’s taken on a life of it’s own and grown away from my shyness. It’s like in Little Shop of Horrors when the plant grows so big and starts eating people but Seymour is just a slave to it anyway. This blog getting on Twitter is just like that plant, except it feeds on visits and comments and I am just like Seymour, except no one has ever written a song about me.

So, there should be a little icon on the blog that let’s you follow this girlonthecontrary (or girlcontrary on Twitter). Interesting choice of words….follow. Kind of sinister, that. It’s like follow me at your own peril or follow me into this dark alleyway where I will definitely not murder you. Muahahaha. Or I guess it could be something pleasant like follow me to safety or follow me to the nearest sno-cone stand. I suppose whether it’s sinister or pleasant is up to me. Let’s just say for now follow me to humor and nonsense and contrariness.

Please follow this blog on Twitter, if you don’t it might become a lot more like Little Shop of Horrors and I’m pretty sure I will be the first to die. Save my life by following girlcontrary on Twitter and visiting this blog often. Otherwise, I can not be held responsible for this blogs actions. Heaven help us.

Also, any Twitter tips/guidance would be appreciated,or any suggestions as to who I should follow myself.  I’m a novice and not generally inclined to social media.

14 thoughts on “I Joined Twitter Because My Blog is an Attention Whore

  1. Ghetto_Philosopher says:

    I’m not on Twitter on account that it’s too much like stalking (as I read all of your blog entries).

  2. goodheavensgwendolyn says:

    if you want to follow someone who tweets CONSTANTLY, try world-renowned film critic roger ebert @ebertchicago.

    i followed him for about… 6 days until i got absolutely sick of his random updates about… nothing. not even movie reviews! what!

  3. I don’t know whether this is right or wrong, but I only mention my blog on Twitter when I think it’s about something a random person might possibly want to read.

    The Yankees owner George Steinbrenner’s connection to minor league baseball in Appalachia? OK. Facebook persistently suggesting that I become friends with someone I know has died? Sure. My firm believe that the Tilt-a-Whirl is the best carnival ride, ever? Nah.

    1. Thanks for the advice! Of course, I think everything I write about it worth mentioning- so I might have a problem editing myself on Twitter. Also, I couldn’t agree more, the Tilt-A-Whirl is an awesome ride!

  4. I’m afraid it’s me who is the attention whore. When I post an update to my blog, it automatically goes to both Facebook and Twitter. If I’m honest, I have no idea why I do this other than most of my FB friends do read my blog so it lets them know when I’ve updated. I don’t think Twitterdom is really very interested though!

    Oh, am now ‘following’ you!

    1. Thanks for appeasing my attention hungry blog! I appreciate the follow and will return in kind. Also, you should say what I say about the blog being the attention whore- not you. We aren’t attention whores but our blogs are. Right? Right? 🙂

  5. Natalie says:

    A site I have found really useful for putting my posts on Twitter . . . http://tiny.cc/ – that’s if you haven’t come across it before, helps to keep your character count down.

    I’m currently reeling because for the first time ever I have been ‘freshly pressed’ (assuming how you found writerside) and stats through the roof – all attempts at work now suspended to watch the numbers boom!

    Tragic, isn’t it!

  6. Natalie says:

    This post made me giggle as it is exactly what I have done recently! Not content with constant glances at my blog stats as a way to get through the day, I signed up to twitter too! Now I am a happily converted Twit, and will happily follow others!

    I really look forward to reading more of your posts – but must get something done now. Well, maybe in ten!

    Natalie x

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