Monday, July 30, 2012

Tweet Tweet

At our Michigan Blogger Meet Up yesterday, I was inspired to create a Twitter account. Erin (from Kleinspiration) gave an speech about how fabulous the networking opportunities are on Twitter. So, I can't decide if I just "finally folded" or if I was convinced by positive peer pressure...but I did it! I was inspired and I did it.   Thank you, Erin!

So...I set up my account. Made my first tweet (is that what those are called?) and then I waited for an hour...waited for my first follower. Nothin'. Maybe it's because I need to announce that I'm officially a tweeter to all of my blogging friends? 

 I already called two of my real life friends. Here are there responses to my exciting "I have a Twitter account" news.
 1. (my husband) "Lovely. Do you even know how to do that?" 
2. (a not-so techy friend from school) "What in the world is Twitter? Gillow, it's summer vacation." 

So, I can't exactly count on those 2 to "follow" me. If you would like to connect with me via Twitter, you can click on the cute little birdie button on my sidebar. Tomorrow, I'll figure out how to get back to my account with fingers crossed.   Hopefully, I will end up with a follower so I can tweet to someone other than myself.  By the end of the week, my goal is to figure out how to tweet from my phone (no laughing).  :)

Tweet!  Tweet!


27 comments:

  1. My phone had an app on it already when I got it called Peep! It's the HTC app for Twitter and I use it all the time! :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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    1. Thanks, Jill! If I can't figure it out (which is very possible), maybe you could be my long distance tech support. :)
      Kimberly

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  2. Too funny! The positive peer pressure did me in... I made an account last night! I am your first official Twitter follower :) I'm hoping you figure it out before me and then start a new series called "Twitter for people who have no idea what they're doing" because I will surely need it!

    Kate
    EduKate and Inspire

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  3. Yippee! Thank you, Kate!! I'm following you too! :) Tweet away girl! I really have no idea what I'm doing. I've been trying to figure it out for a couple hours and in that time Erin made at least 10 fabulous tweets. I forgot that I wanted to ask you about your doodle yesterday. Is it a goldendoodle or a labradoodle? We have two goldendoodles.

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    1. I just watched Erin's Twitter video, which helped... but I'm still feeling like there is a large learning curve! Time will tell! We have a goldendoodle named Izzy-- she's the best!

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    2. Here's the funny thing... I couldn't find her Twitter video. Oy...where did you find it?

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    3. Haha I had to search awhile to find it! Twitter for Teachers Ps: Just googled "how to leave a clickable link in a blog post" ... hope that works! I'm learning all sorts of new things now ;)

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    4. Hmmm... well, it worked, but it doesn't jump out at you like I thought it would! Click on "Twitter for Teachers"

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  4. I'm so glad to hear this. I'm wanting to do the same thing for my classroom. I'll follow you as soon as I'm set up!

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  5. I totally folded and created a Twitter account a few months ago! Glad I'm not alone!
    Rowdy in First Grade

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    1. Hi Jennifer,
      I've missed you! I was thinking about you and the Winter X games with all this Olympic coverage. :) Just found you on Twitter.
      Kimberly

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  6. Woohoo...I now follow you on Twitter too!

    Gladys
    http://teachinginhighheels.blogspot.com

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  7. I'm now a twitter follower! @gregsmedley

    Greg
    Www.kindergartensmorasboard.bkogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Greg! I just visited your blog. I'm a new follower!
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  8. Welcome to Twitter - its is great to have a body of passionate people just ready to help out, give advice, resources etc.!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! I'm so excited about all the new connections.
      Kimberly

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  9. Welcome to Twitter. Erin and Karen Chichester talked me into it. 1,000 tweets later...

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    1. Thanks, Marquin! Erin is truly like a walking technological wizard. Love it!
      Kimberly

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  10. I'm following you as well. There are a fabulous bunch of first grade teachers to follow, just search the #1stchat hashtag! Enjoy!
    Robyn
    @robynthiessen

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    1. Thanks, Robyn! I appreciate your advice. I'm on my way to search that right now.
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  11. What is your twitter name? Eager to follow any new people on twitter, especially primary. I'm @verenanz- I would encourage you to follow @Gill_Ville as well! We are all working in #digifoot12 this summer. Week 2 was Twitter Week- some great resources! http://digifoot12.wikispaces.com/Week+2+-+Tweet+Me
    Verena :)

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    1. It's KimberlyGillow. Thanks for the advice!
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  12. Yeah! I'm now following you on Twitter too!

    A Pirates Life for Us

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    1. Thanks, Jenn! And I am I heading to your blog to visit right now. :)
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  13. I have not set up a Twitter account yet. This summer I've worked on a Facebook page, a new blog and a Pinterest account. I should probably get Twitter going too huh? Sounds like it's a great way to connect! Sorry I missed out on the meet-up. So bummed.

    Jeannine
    Creative Lesson Cafe

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  14. I am a follower now! Just found your site today from Google. I am a room mom for my son's first grade class this year and need good ideas. Jean

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