Twitter Me This

posted by Momo Fali on May 11, 2011

A few years ago, I was reading a USA Today article about how anyone who was anyone online, had to be on Twitter.  My original thought was, thank goodness I’m a nobody!  I don’t have time for that nonsense!

The article mentioned that the best practice for web users was to, at the very least, secure a Twitter user name before someone else scooped it up.  I decided to join, but that was the only thing I was going to do…just obtain the name @MomoFali so it wouldn’t get taken.  I signed up the very same day I read that article.

That was 10,000 tweets ago.

I could go on and on about the benefits of Twitter.  Just ask my husband.  Most notably, Twitter got me a job.  Holla! It also got me a freezer full of meat, a mention in Ladies Home Journal, roommates at conferences, product recommendations from trusted professionals, blog traffic, great relationships with sponsors, invaluable friendships, help with 6th grade homework and, more than a few times, it has settled an argument in my house.

Do you want help brainstorming when you need a list of red-headed, literary characters for your daughter because the next day is dress-as-a-red-headed-literary-character-day at school?  Go ask Twitter.  She can help you.  Anne of Green Gables, anyone?

Any time of the day or night, I can log on to Twitter and find one of my friends there.  Friends from all over the world with whom I can have instant conversations.  With Twitter, I even helped to find a lost dog when someone in my neighborhood said he was missing.  Within minutes, word can spread just about anywhere you want it to.  Maybe even where you don’t.  Watch yourself, now.

Of course, there can also be a lot of nonsense on Twitter, as you can see from my Dilaudid tweets and some of these daily updates I sent:

Take THAT, all my friends at #mom2summit! We’re talking about NOUNS on Twitter tonight! Yeah, and sentence diagrams. Booyah!

I got a clove filling. Now I’m craving pumpkin pie.

These women on the #Oscars are beautiful, but I’m eating trail mix. With M&M’s. I win.

My husband just got my daughter to agree to read The Lord of the Rings trilogy by bribing her WITH A NACHO. As in, singular.

How old do I sound when I tell you I’m looking at a catalog of compression stockings?

Among the Christmas Ale, I found a Harvest Moon. This is the equivalent of time travel, no?

Conversation from the other room…Kid #1, “Did you fart?” Kid #2, “No, but my duck did.”

I am wearing the mommy and baby dolphin necklace my son bought me at Santa giftland. Because nothing says, “I love you” like Flipper.

I am not going to buy a book for which the TV ad says it is, “Un-put-down-able.” No offense, but I like real words.

Took the kale chips out of the oven, covered the baking sheet with parchment paper and now am baking cookies. I am an oxymoron.

The best thing about Twitter is that social people, like me, don’t have to stop being social.  Ever.  This is great for me and for my husband, because sometimes I want to talk about gladiator sandals and he just wants to watch SportsCenter.

My BFF once told me that the definition of an introvert or extrovert isn’t how outgoing you are, but whether you seek people or quiet time inside yourself when you want to recharge.  I’m definitely an extrovert.

Sure, downtime is great sometimes, but being able to talk about philosophy, dill pickles or the latest hairstyle, anytime you want, is pretty awesome too.


  • tena

    Here,here! My attention span has waned dramatically since my 5th kid,yet my need for communication at crazy hours of the night has immensely increased. 140 characters is about all I can muster most times, as opposed to my prebaby overachieving self that wrote blog posts.

    I also may abuse twitterpower slightly…it kicks google’s ass!

  • Amie

    I’m an introvert who surrounds herself with extroverts–best of both worlds. I get alone time when I need it, but have those irritating “people person” friends who pull me out of my shell on a regular basis so I don’t become too much of a hermit crab.

    • Momo Fali

      I think you just called me irritating. I’ll take that as a compliment.

      • Amie

        Irritating in the best possible way! 😉

  • WebSavvyMom

    –>I love Twitter for all the same reasons. It’s great during football season too when you can “connect” with fellow fans. I know you’re a Buckeye but GO HOKIES!

  • Angella

    Amen, sister friend. Though working long hours has drastically cut into my Twitter time.

  • Heather

    I love Twitter & I’m glad that we can chat on there 😉

  • meleah rebeccah

    I love all of your tweets. Especially after you’ve taken an Ambien!

  • UP

    I must be doing it wrong, I get squat from Twitter!


  • UP

    Oh, and I’ve actually used unputdownable in a blog post before…ergo, it is now a word!


  • Miss Britt

    I am SO an extrovert too. I love that Twitter is always there when I just want to chat.

  • Jack @ TheJackB

    Gladiator Sandals and dill pickles. Never thought that I would use them together in a sentence, but they work.

  • AlisonH

    I apparently have offended people who asked many months ago to follow me on Twitter and I didn’t respond… My husband set up an account in my blog name (ahem) when I was in the hospital so he could give out updates to family.

  • Megan (Braise The Roof)

    I love that definition of an extrovert (or introvert, depending on your perspective)- it’s so true! I guess this confirms my suspicions that I’ve been an extrovert all along. Probably the main reason why I started my blog in the first place…

  • Mary Garrick

    Thanks for reminding me of why I love your blog (and your tweets) so much. Esp. enjoyed the list of highlights; I truly appreciate your style and sense of humor 🙂

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