Thank you to everyone who took the time to read, like or comment on yesterday’s post. It’s astounding how kind words and actions from people you’ve never met can have a profound impact. And whilst it’s awful to think of anyone going through the physical and emotional pain I feel, it’s comforting to know I’m not alone. I know that people will be what get me through the rest of Dad’s illness, and when he’s not here anymore. And it’s more than I can say I’ve had from some so called friends. So thank you again.
On the subject of talking to strangers on the internet, today I want to give a little plug to a Twitter chat I get involved in on Wednesday nights. I’m a relative newbie to Twitter, having only had an account for just over a year. I always said I didn’t “get” Twitter, but then started a job where social media comes under my remit so I figured I’d better get involved! Sometimes it feels very much like talking to yourself, and it bugs the bejesus out of me when you reply to a tweet from a more established blogger and they don’t acknowledge it (I’m not talking millions of followers here, where they wouldn’t see your message, just those who are relatively popular but seem to have an inflated sense of self importance). I think basic manners should apply everywhere; in real life or the virtual world. Anyway, that’s a rant for another day…
Back to Twitter chats. Many of them are so large and well established, with the same ol’ people talking to each other, that it can feel difficult or pointless to get involved. Plus the timings often aren’t great for me – I might be driving home from work or sleeping in (hello weekend!) But when Tina from TeaisforTina started her #latenightbloggers chat, it was a great fit.
Taking place between 9pm and 10pm on a Wednesday, it’s fairly small as it’s fairly new, everyone is incredibly friendly and chatty, plus Tina really makes an effort to include everyone, reply to tweets and retweet. She’s also a blog sweetie too, and always drops by with some nice words and comments.
Topics so far have covered a range of things from shopping to photography to last week’s confidence subject (which was very eye opening I think, certainly from a personal point of view) and it really feels like what you have to say matters.
This week’s subject is superpowers and superheroes! I’m not too sure how much I’ll have to contribute on that one, but I’ll be joining anyway to say hello to the lovely ladies (and occasional gent) who take time out of their day to contribute.
So, if you’re looking for a friendly, down to earth, engaging and not overwhelming Twitter chat and you’re free at 9pm on Wednesdays, why not get involved? Just search for #latenightbloggers for all the details and to catch up on previous topics (oh, and it’s not just for bloggers, anyone can join in).
You can also follow the LateNightBloggers account on Twitter here.
Thanks, as always, for reading! x