So, I am now on Twitter. I avoided it like the plague for, well, since it’s come out. Mainly because I wasn’t sure about it. But I joined today (@gracebunting, for anyone who’s interested). A friend suggested I do it, explaining it was a good way to get some attention on me. Not that I’m an attention seeker (most of the time, anyway). But seeing as I’m going to be self-publishing on the Kindle in the near future, I need as much internet publicity as I can get. The self-publishing thing was the main reason I got this blog, too. Anyway, as of right now, I am following 17 people, including comedians, actors (because I couldn’t not follow Neil Patrick Harris) and a few book related things, too. I also have one follower. I think my must have clicked on my name by accident, seeing as I currently do not have any tweets up.
Which brings me to another point. What the hell do I write as my first tweet? I find it hard to condense my thoughts anyway, how do I write something significant (as it is my first) in 140 characters? I can imagine myself writing out line after line after line, perfecting it and redrafting it and trying so hard to write something that will make people think I’m worth following. And I don’t want to fall into the trap of simply saying “I had a lovely curry for tea with my dad. #Delicious #Spicy” (which I totally did. My mouth is still burning.)
Maybe I’ll just settle for the first line of the novel…but then I’ll most likely end up writing and rewriting that again and again, too.
It’s difficult. So what do I do? Right now, I think I’m just going to go watch Eastenders and come back to it later. Let me know if you’re on Twitter and, if you are…what did you put for your first tweet? (I really need some inspiration here!)