What does #FF mean on Twitter
Alrighty then. I have said it before, and I will continue to say this. I, Móna Wise, am a slow learner. Now, to be fair to the ‘diagnosed’ slow learners out there, I have not been diagnosed with ‘slowlearnedness’ this is just something I know about myself. It takes me FOR-ever to figure some things out, or catch on to what something really means.
Several months ago I joined the ranks of ‘twitter users’ and have finally started to embrace Twitterville. I have encountered lots of fantastic ‘virtual’ friends on this magic machine of communications and think it deserves all the hype it gets.
I also kind of dislike it, because unless you whore yourself out (and possibly run the risk of annoying the shit out of people) then you kind of do not get anywhere fast.
The whole idea of Twitter is to get ‘followed‘ so if you are not being followed and interacted with daily then you feel like a complete loo-za-her…….at least, this is what I have been told.
So how do you get people to follow you? Easy. You meet them in person, have a laugh and then presto they follow you and you follow them. Then every Friday there is this thing called #FF on Twitter where everyone goes through their list of ‘followers’ and recommends you ‘follow’ them.
I like this, because not only does it open up the door to a whole new bunch of cool people, if you spend a bit of time nosing about you can find a whole bunch of new websites and blogs out there. It’s kinda like the ‘golden pages’ of Twitter. Except someone else (a trusted friend or follower) has done the work for you.
Back to the story now. So what does this #FF stand for? Well it should be easy enough to figure out, considering the story I just told y’all but seeing as you are dealing with me, who is slow to figure, here is what I came up with:
I worry about myself sometimes. In the end, I had to turn to the old reliable Google and of course found the answer which, like I said, is self-explanatory:
Now, you would think this would be a great place to end this little story wouldn’t you?
Ha ha ha – you are so wrong.
Here is the thing. I have FOUR children and Friday’s just do not work for me. I have to make sure the house is clean, the laundry’s done and the air of zen hangs heavy in the hallways before the kids get home from school to destroy my life for 48 hours. Ok, maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration but anyone who has every been to my house on a Friday afternoon will attest to the fact that this is the ultimate moment when the shit-hits-the-fan every week. The kids come home like howling hurricanes destroying the neatness of every room in the house and flithering and tearing into their free time like turbulent tornadoes. And, because we
do not give a shit are excellent parents, we let them be kids and blow off their weekly steam.
I can’t do the #FF (Follow Fridays on Twitter) because time is so sparse, so I have decided to do a #SS instead.
Note: ‘Follow’ means to travel behind, go after, or come after;
So what does #SS stand for?
It is ‘Seek Saturday‘ silly.
Here is a tiny list of people I like, blogs I read and my latest girl crushes mostly. So if you have a bit of time on Saturday (or a Sunday even) then you can Seek out these folks, have a goo at their blogs/websites/twitter profile pages and decide if any of them an their ethoses suit your style.
Due to the fact that I LOVE lots of people, I will only limit myself to a ‘Fab Five‘ with a ‘SnippentOfSixth‘ every week. They will all be fabulous, in no particular order and they may or may not be on twitter or Facebook, but all have a blog.
Of course, once they doddle on over here to read this (and I am sure they will – hi guys!) I am hopeful if they are on any of the aforementioned social media sites and I have not ‘found’ them, that they will show themselves and guide us all in the right direction.
Let’s start with the lovely and talented
Mise (pronounced Mee-sha)
Oh, god. I just love this blog. I have not found the funny and fabulous Mise on Facebook or Twitter and it might be that she has no interest in doing anything there because she is doing just fine where she is.
I go here for the serenity. For the humour. For the colour. For the love of fabrics. For the real life stories of being a friend, a Mum, a writer, a worrier.
My favourite page on her blog is this FAQ. I read it when I need to laugh.
Make time to troll through her words and photos. I love talented women and especially those that share their stories. Sign up via email so you never miss her words.
Now, last but by no means least, we stumble upon one of my new favourites.
Her own words from her blog:
‘I do love to feed people. I have found myself cooking for hungry divers on a research boat on the Red Sea, skiers fresh-off the Swiss slopes, and for gnarly cowboys in Wyoming. This year I’ve got a new challenge. One year, 52 recipes – chutneys, pickles, relishes, ketchups and mustards. Its going to be a year immersed in vinegar and sugar’
Bring it on Alex. The reason that I love this blog and Alex is one of my newest ‘girl crushes’ is because she makes the ordinary everyday look like a photo out of a ‘Mini Boden’ catalogue. And she makes Gooseberry Jelly. I love Gooseberry Jam (or jelly) more than any other jam or jelly in the world.
If you can stand to look at her blog and not be hungry for the beautiful bounty that nature alone can produce, then you are in the wrong place my friend.
So there you have it. A great way to launch my #SS list for Twitter. It also forces you to slow down the speed of tweetville and be a bit lazy on the weekends.
Before I wrap up for today I want to give mention to one more little blog (that I will feature next week for sure). Kristen from DinnerduJour has launched a new blog called Edible Ireland. It looks like a ‘book in the making’ already and she has only been live for a few weeks. More on this chick next week.
Those are all the WiseWords I have for today!
Oh, and on a side note, these chicks get all the respect because they are not whoring themselves out to get ‘friended or followed’. They are all that and a bag of chips!
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