Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I Gave In



Yep! I finally caved and joined Twitter. 

Yep! I'm still pretty lost. Craziness.

BUT . .  with the help of friends like Angela Ackerman, I'll keep collecting tips and "how-to's" until I figure it out. Any suggestions or tips or even warnings of what NOT to do are welcome and appreciated.

My twitter name is: shankodonnell

Now, as clarification, here's where that came from:

Shan(non) K(ristine) O'Donnell is my name. Too many others share this name apparently, so I had to play with combinations. Please think of it as Shan K. O'Donnell and not as shank.  Although, shank has provided much entertainment already. He he he.  :-)

See you around the Twittersphere!


P.S. I've tried multiple times to get the share buttons to work at the bottom of my posts, but they will not show up. Any suggestions?


38 comments:

Laurel Garver said...

You brave lady! I am saving my adventures in Twitter as a future reward for hitting a milestone of some sort--either finishing another manuscript or finding an agent. For now, it's hard enough juggling the day job, family, writing, blog and facebook.

And "shank" sounds like a very meaty screen name (sorry, couldn't resist!).

Jennie Englund said...

i agree with laurel.

"shank" is the way to go!!!

hope you're great, shannon. busy time of year, no?

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

Welcome aboard. I still dont see what all the fuss is with twitter.

Candyland said...

Twitter friend! Welcome!

Shari said...

I'd say welcome to Twitter, but I don't spend a lot of time on there. Not necessarily because I don't want to, but because I don't know what the heck I'm doing or even what in the world to say. Have fun. Perhaps I can learn from you!

Carrie said...

Welcome to Twitter.
I just added the share buttons on my blog last week.
I'm not a technical person but did you save changes after clicking to show share buttons?

Megan K. Bickel said...

Yay! I find Twitter super useful for good article links and info from the writing world in general. I love it! See you there!

Heather said...

Yay! I'm so glad you're on Twitter now! Once you get the hang of it you'll love it. It beats just about any social network I've come across. Short and to the point, what writer wouldn't love that?! Great to have you!

Kristin Rae said...

I'm still resisting, but I'm sure in the next year or two I will cave... right around the time everyone is over it ;) Good luck!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Have fun!

Marsha said...

I love Twitter.

(Must admit, the 'shank' gave me a giggle when I first saw it!)

Sara McClung ♥ said...

Woohoo! So glad you joined :) Lemme know if you have any questions <3

Jen Daiker said...

AHHH!! Must follow awesome :) Enjoy it... once you understand the ropes you'll be addicted 4 LIFE!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Shank! hehe

Ok, I need to do a post on that darn "share" button, because I have lots of blogger friends that I wish had one. Now, I just have to remember how I did it...

Tere Kirkland said...

I just wish I had content worth sharing. I feel like everything I think that's less than 140 characters long isn't worth tweeting. ;)

But yes, I've joined the madness. I think I just need to figure out how everything works better.

Oh, and I tried to put the tweet thing on my posts, too, but it didn't work for me, either! And yes, I pressed save!

Ishta Mercurio said...

Shank? LOLOL!

Seriously, though, welcome to the Twittersphere!

My top tip is to use hashtags. Like at the end of a tweet about writing, put #writing. It's a great way for other people to find you.

Stephanie said...

Following you now!! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

I just can't understand the buzz over Twitter and other social networking--but people seem to have a lot of fun with it!

Theresa Milstein said...

You're braver than me. Good luck!

salarsenッ said...

YAY!! I know. I think I was like one of your first five followers. :) Thanks for following me.

Elana Johnson said...

Awesome! I will follow you when I get home and don't have to use my phone for all things twitter related. :) Oh, and welcome to the dark side.

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, yay. I've been on Twitter for years and I am still lost. But happy that you're joining us :)

Jonathon Arntson said...

We both took the leap...eeep. Glad to walk to be walking to the darkside with you!

Karen Lange said...

If I hop back on will look you up! :)
Happy tweeting amigo!

Angie said...

Thanks for finding me on Twitter! I think you like it. I'll go follow you right now.

Jessica Lei said...

Very fun! I added you :) Welcome to Twitter!

Old Kitty said...

Nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

Nooooooooooooooooooooo! LOL!!!

Have fun! take care
x

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Angela had suggestions (and a link) to help me with the share buttons, but it still didn't work.

LOL I didn't see the shank part until you pointed it out. But it could have been worse. It could have been skank. ;)

Catherine Denton said...

I'm on twitter, but I'm still pretty lost. I'll be gleaning wisdom from your insight. :)
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storyqueen said...

I am still holding out! Not twitter for me...yet.

It's a time thing, really.

Have fun dangling your toes in the pool!

Shelley

Jemi Fraser said...

If you haven't downloaded TweetDeck yet (it's free), it a great way to make it all make sense. You can keep columns open (all friends, mentions, any topics you like - like #kidlitchat, #yalitchat, #askagent) then you always see updates. I couldn't do it without it!

Mary Aalgaard said...

I am not, yet, on Twitter. Enjoy your new handle, Shank!

Slamdunk said...

Congrats on caving. I have an account, but don't use it much.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Me too, me too! I just joined Twitter earlier this week. Or was it late last week? It was only just recently. Can you believe it? I was scared over something that isn't very scary. Isn't funny how life goes?

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Stephanie Thornton said...

Welcome to Twitter! I'm still trying to get used to it--I just don't have a lot of time to spare. I'll see you there!

bfav said...

twitter has a learning curve but once you sort through the word vomit, you'll love it. I'm a follower, can't wait to read your tweets.

Laura Pauling said...

I promise you'll get the hang of it! Before you know it you'll be a pro. Hope you figure out the Share button - I have Wordpress so not sure about Blogger!

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS and welcome to Twitter! I've been on it awhile and still find some things confusing.

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