I Tweet, Therefore I Am

I’ve been having such fun on Twitter and I just want to share. What better day than a #followfriday. This poem is for people on Twitter and for those who may be curious to see some of why people are so keen about it. Oh, and when you read this, read @ as ‘at’ and # as “hash.’ I hope you enjoy it. Even if not particularly, the point is that you explore the people. So, click the live links, visit their Twitter pages, and go from there.

What is it about Twitter
that has folks all a’twitter,
including those who generally
don’t sit before computers?

It’s something of a mystery,
this simple, ethereal means of communicating,
this friendly form of
networking.
In my own back yard is all the world
when I’m twittering away.
Location can be fun to know
but isn’t a requirement for conversation.

The return on my time investment is
I have fun sharing and learning.
And if you follow my friends
you’ll see how I got to this.

They tweet cool stuff
some have great blogs too;
they like sharing their own and others’
timely information and resources
and just communicating.

@Bukowsky humorous, healthy, unique, political tweets, an interesting mix
@joannayoung tweets good words and posts articles to boost your confidence
@karenswim articles that teach and entertain and inspire
@chavis_t great quotes and easy conversation
@roberthruzek more honest writing tweeting and blogging
@adriarichards IT guru, effectively teaching, sharing, chatting by way of streaming video.

People I’ve come across from others
and # conversations
and just started following,
their tweets, profiles and websites got my attention.
Once you get going, you’ll learn how to find them.
In the meantime
take clues from others you like
and meet who their following.

Writers abound in my Twitter stream
since that’s my area of interest.
Each with their own stories
sharing their learned wisdom

@kimferrell
@TXWriter
@chicklitgurrl
@ullahe
@AnneWayman
@elm8
@ReluctantGeisha

More writers and poets
who brighten my days
with touching verses from life and
tweeting insights as they’re networking.

@poetwist
@gregpincus
@Toltecjohn
@PennyAsh
@KakieF
@tumblemoose
@WritingSpirit
@bridgebldr

I follow people who are interesting
show a real person’s tweeting
those who are just fun
and some blood relations.

@AuthorSaoirse_R— writer
@jonxblaze— web designer
@cityspur— online reviewer
@DowdenA— a cousin
@kemicsmothers— my brother

And still there are many more
great people I follow
in the Twitter nation.
Another time I’ll share more
in this or another undertaking.

In this fun representation
of a small part of my Twitter community,
I’m not even sure these people
follow me back.
No matter though,
they’re people who tweet things I want to read
and who tweet me
when I send them @ messages.

© 2009 by Shari Lynne Smothers

My Twitter ID is @sharils. See you around.

About Shari Smothers

Welcome to Telling Stories, my creative writing space. My name is Shari Smothers. Poems help me to understand the world and to explain my world to others. They're my premier story telling tools. There's more to come, so please share with me through reading, commenting, emailing. Learn more about Shari here. And do come again!

8 thoughts on “I Tweet, Therefore I Am

  1. A tip o’ the hat for your very creative method of #followFriday, Sharils!

  2. Thanks, Robert. I was inspired by all that I get out of Twitter thanks you and all the others I get to share with.

  3. Thanks, Robert. I was inspired by all that I get out of Twitter thanks you and all the others I get to share with.

  4. A tip o’ the hat for your very creative method of #followFriday, Sharils!

  5. Thanks for including me in your Follow Friday! And what a great way to include far more people, in such a creative and inspiring way! 🙂

    ~Kimberlee

  6. Hi Kimberlee. Thanks for stopping by. I was glad to include you in my group for Follow Friday. I’m glad you like the poem, too. I thought it was a fun way to put in a lot of people out at once.

    Shari

  7. Hi Kimberlee. Thanks for stopping by. I was glad to include you in my group for Follow Friday. I’m glad you like the poem, too. I thought it was a fun way to put in a lot of people out at once.

    Shari

  8. Thanks for including me in your Follow Friday! And what a great way to include far more people, in such a creative and inspiring way! 🙂

    ~Kimberlee

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