I have joined Twitter

9th May 2013 | Daily Life, Musings | 4 comments

a windy dayI’ve just signed up for Twitter.  My Twitter username is @susantomespiano and there’s a ‘follow me on Twitter’ button on the left-hand side of this page.

It’s daunting, because I already feel I’m drowning in email. But the younger generation keeps telling me I really should bite the bullet and join Twitter. According to them, ‘no-one’ ever sees what I write on my website because I don’t tweet about it. That makes me sad. So I’m going to have a go.

If you’re on Twitter, please ‘follow’ me!


  1. Richard Wolff

    Well, not “no one”. I’ve been reading your blog for a long time. Seems to me there’s very little one can say that’s meaningful in 140 characters except “real content is available … click this [blog post] url”.

    • Susan Tomes

      It’s true that it’s hard to figure out the best use of Twitter. Some people seem to give little updates on what they’re doing. Others use it as you describe: a way to draw your attention to something else. I suppose the main point is that it’s a medium which lots of people watch.

  2. Alison

    Just so long as you don’t abandon the blog! (if I may speak on behalf of the other cyber-troglodytes among us…)

  3. Eduard von Fischer

    I can only second the last comment by Alison! I don’t subscribe to Twitter – nor do I subscribe to Facebook or any of the other so-called social networks. So call me antediluvian – but please keep up your blog! And refer to it by Twitter by all means, particularly if it helps you attract members of the Twitter generation…


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