What is Twitter Good For?

Since I’m busy preparing for and traveling to BlogHer I have my wonderful friend Kimberly (@Mamas Monologues) here to guest post.

Hi, my name is Kim and I am addicted to the Twitter.

There, I said it. I can admit it. That’s the first step, right? But I won’t take it any farther than that. I’m sure my husband would love nothing more than for me to break away from the Twitter. He’d love for me to spend my evenings with him rather than glued to the computer screen typing away in my own little world.

But in reality? It won’t happen. I’m sure it’s annoying, spending so much time on there. But truthfully, there are so many positives to the Twitter also.

For instance, if you want to whine, you will always have a friend there to listen and give advice.

If you want to know which restaurant you should eat at next Saturday night? Twitter will be there to bombard you with suggestions.

Twitter won’t judge you. It won’t tell you that you just made the most epic mom fail ever. You will always find someone who has been there and lived to tell about it.

Looking for a recipe? Or how to fix the disastrous dinner you just made? Twitter will come to your rescue.

Twitter will step in as your own personal fashion consultant. It will tell you that your outfit is a no-go and to pair the yellow accessories with the gray sundress to make it pop.

Twitter will offer its medical advice, remedies for the common cold, and help diagnose whatever strange ailment you or the kids have come down with that day.

Twitter will help you make up words and get them to trend like “Assy” and “awesomesauce” and “douchecanoe.”

It will always be possible to have a virtual drink (or two, or ten) with a friend on Twitter. You will never be told it’s too early to start happy hour.

Twitter will make you feel normal about your baggy eyes, sagging body parts, cellulite, stretch marks, varicose veins and muffin top. And if you want to get rid of that muffin top? It will give you teammates to do it with you.

Even though the Twitter IS a giant time suck, there are many positives that come out of it.

And my husband? Well, I’m pretty he’s just jealous!

 What else is the Twitter good for in your opinion?

Thanks Kim for guest posting!

Be sure to check out her blog and follow her on Twitter and be ready to tweet it up with her about how great I am.

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89 Responses to What is Twitter Good For?

  1. Rusti
    Twitter: rustilyn
    says:

    perfection. couldn’t have said it any better myself. great post sweets!

  2. Kimberly
    Twitter: MamasMonologues
    says:

    Thanks for having me here today! And you’re right, you are pretty Assy! ;)

  3. Alison@Mama Wants This
    Twitter: MamaWantsThis
    says:

    I love me a good Twitter post. You’re right, Twitter is all that. How can anyone not love it?

  4. I love that I can ask all sorts of questions about Donut and have so many moms help me out. Or just say that I’m having a bad day and all these friends come running. I also use it to rant about stuff in “real” life (like today!) and I’ve got sympathetic ears and people who listen. I can whine, laugh, or cry and someone is always there and I love that I get different perspectives. I feel like I can really be myself out there.

  5. Kimberly
    Twitter: MamasMonologues
    says:

    Same here. And I never thought that I’d ever feel that way about any form of social media. But now? I wouldn’t go anywhere else with questions or rants.

  6. Janie
    Twitter: janie_real
    says:

    Twitter is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

  7. Jen {at} take2mommy
    Twitter: take2mommy
    says:

    Oooh…I’ve never heard “douchecanoe,” but I like it! And I heart the Twitter too. I’m not on it as much as I’d like to be though. Dang job gets in the way of me reaching my full social media potential.

  8. Crystal
    Twitter: phasesofme
    says:

    Love it! I’ve fallen off the Twitter wagon of late, but intend to get back full-force if i can ever manage to get caught up on emails and blog reading!

    Oh, and Jessica, even though I’m insanely jealous, have fun and a safe trip!

  9. mom2kiddos
    Twitter: kiddothings
    says:

    Twitter’s amazing and I agree with you on how fantastic it is. I’m just a little afraid of the addiction bit.

  10. Christi says:

    I’m truly trying to give it a chance! I actually spent some time today chatting on Twitter. It was brief, but it’s a start, right?

  11. Stasha
    Twitter: NorthWestMommy
    says:

    Hi Kimberly. Isn’t that what they say after you introduce yourself at AA. Or in our case TA?

  12. Bewildered Bug
    Twitter: bewilderedbug
    says:

    “AWESOMESAUCE!!”

    heh heh. I loved this :) It’s all true. I think Twitter has to start a support group for “Spouses of Twitter Addicts”….but then I think they’ll become addicted to…hmmm…

  13. Bruna
    Twitter: beeswithhoney
    says:

    Oh, my husband whines if I’m on Twitter every night. What about me, he says? Since we barely get to spend any time together, I feel bad. I neglect my Twitter because of this. It’s hard. I miss it when I’m gone from Twitter.

    Twitter rocks!

  14. Amy
    Twitter: jamcadventures
    says:

    Great post! I have to schedule it all in, but I find myself enjoying Twitter more and more… : )

  15. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    Twitter: grumpygrateful
    says:

    I am not fully twitter devoted yet. I just have an occasional five minute twitter burst every couple days, but I can see the draw. I could use a fashion consultant and medical advice–I may have to spend more time there!

  16. Twitter is good for so many things! Seriously, where was I when douchecanoe was invented? How did I miss that?

  17. XLMIC says:

    I just can’t figure out how to make the most of Twitter. I think I need to spend several hours a day studying it and practicing :P

  18. Just Jennifer
    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    says:

    I am NOT addicted. I’m not.

    No really. I am not addicted to Twitter.

    It’s just this thing I go to MANY times throughout the day, try to come up with cute things to say and wait for responses.

    No big deal.

  19. Alex says:

    Love this.. of course it takes one to know one…. See you on Twitter :)

  20. liz says:

    I have a similar post in draft about how we just ask Twitter and Twitter answers. Anything we could ever need, Twitter KNOWS. :)

  21. Exactly! I’m going to just refer people to this post when they ask me why I’m so addicted.

  22. Elizabeth
    Twitter: singlelife2wife
    says:

    I completely agree! I many have an obsession with Twitter these days!

  23. My Inner Chick
    Twitter: krrobi
    says:

    “Twitter will help you make up words and get them to trend like “Assy” and “awesomesauce” and “douchecanoe.”
    –Kim, this was excellent. Excuse me while I go over to Twitter now for my virtue Martini xXX
    Luv, Kim

  24. Barbara
    Twitter: babspinfrance
    says:

    So true! I love that I can ask a question and get advice in seconds! Lo

  25. Charlene Ross
    Twitter: Rossgirl08
    says:

    Yes, Twitter is great for all those things. I too am addicted to the total time-suck of Twitter! (And I think douchecanoe is my new favorite word!)

  26. Nicole says:

    Twitter IS great for answering questions, etc. It’s bad for time wasting though!

  27. Amanda
    Twitter: Amandaaustin
    says:

    True story: I didn’t watch American Idol this year. I tweeted the night of the finale and asked who won. I alaso googled it on my phone. Twitter gave me the answer faster than Google. If that isn’t special, I don’t know what is.

    Can we PLEASE start calling it “The Twitter”…I just think it sounds awesome.

    • Kimberly
      Twitter: MamasMonologues
      says:

      I did the SAME thing with American Idol! The twitter was so much faster than google!

      You’re right, “the Twitter” just sounds better! It’s become a habit of mine. I probably got it from Jessica though!

  28. Mrs. Weber
    Twitter: laurenweber84
    says:

    I could not have said this better…so true! Twitter is so much more than a micro-blogging site. It’s like turning to an old friend for help – that’s why I am an addict too! Or, as my hubby would say, I’m just addicted to being social and Twitter makes it possible 24/7!

    • Kimberly
      Twitter: MamasMonologues
      says:

      That’s so funny! Before the Twitter I was so not social. I’m completely shy. But then? I found twitter. I can easily be myself on there without my shyness taking over!

  29. Courtney @ The Mommy Matters
    Twitter: MrsMommyMatters
    says:

    Haha! Loved this. My husband hates Twitter too. He can’t quite figure out what the purpose behind it is. Men.

  30. Hahaha! I love this. I love that Twitter doesn’t judge. And it’s never too early for happy hour ;)

  31. Optimistic Mom
    Twitter: anoptimisticmom
    says:

    Twitter really is an addiction. It is funny, I had a twitter account for over a year before I really started using it. Then I created an acct for Optimistic Mom and now I have to check in at least once a day, or 100. :)

  32. Shannon says:

    Love your post and so true. I’ve met some wonderful ladies and if I ever get lonely or bored when the man is away… I just get on twitter.

    My hubs Mistress is the Marine Corps… Mines twitter.

  33. i have just started getting into twitter. i’m learning, it’s SO easy to get sucked in!

  34. Hopes@Staying Afloat!
    Twitter: HStayingAfloat
    says:

    You sure do make a great case for joining Twitter!! I’m standing right on the edge of joining…it still freaks me out a little bit! LOL!

  35. Kristi
    Twitter: Therobotmommy
    says:

    Douchecanoe!!! Absolute awesome sauce!! I’m so grateful for Twitter and the friends I’ve made!!

  36. Melissa
    Twitter: melsattic
    says:

    Very nicely done! I especially loved the part of making us feel normal. I think that’s the best part…

  37. Jessica says:

    Love this post! Twitter is addicting, so I have had to limit my time to after the baby goes asleep (for naps and at night). It’s tough and I feel like I miss so much, but I just can’t find any other way around it. You are such a Twitter queen, though. I admire your stamina!

  38. I agree with your post 100%! Thank goodness for smartphones so Twitter is always within reach!

  39. This is so great! I’m a twitter addict too. I love that you can get instant responses!

    • Kimberly
      Twitter: MamasMonologues
      says:

      That’s the best part! You also don’t have to go hunting and reading around on google. The answers are right there within an instant.

  40. Bridget
    Twitter: Twinisms
    says:

    I’m just getting in to Twitter and I have to agree with everything you said! It’s fun and makes me feel slightly more ‘normal.’ Thanks!

  41. Mrs. Jen B says:

    Oh, the perfection. It makes me question my entire existence. That’s how perfect you are.

    But seriously. The Twitter is the best addiction I’ve ever had. Which is good because drugs weren’t doing much for me. Okay, I don’t do drugs. That part was a lie.

    • Jessica D Torres says:

      Twitter has been the best tool I have used to grow my blog and connect with other bloggers. I love it.

  42. martha says:

    it’s so good that’s why I stay away..I’m afraid to get sucked in!

  43. Tonya says:

    I heart Twitter! It’s seriously one of my favorite things in life. EVER!

    Well said, Kim.

  44. nicole
    Twitter: helpmamaremote
    says:

    Leave it to my daughter its good for going to jail.(Twitter) and getting Twitter rockstars.to follow you. LOL

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