Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Technology is Giving Me a Headache

Or maybe it's the fact that I'm home sick today. Whatever.

I posted recently about my venture into the world of Twitter, and I have really enjoyed connecting with my friends and family real-time throughout the day. It helps tremendously that I have an application on my iPhone that allows me to easily post and check my tweets frequently. I love getting emails informing me that I have a new follower (does that sound narcissistic? I hope not), because sometimes the new person is a complete stranger. In every case so far, I have opened their profile and discovered a new brother or sister in Christ.

This is such an interesting phenomenon...fellow Christians being able to encourage, entertain and exhort one another without ever meeting in person. I've been following Dr. Albert Mohler on his journey in Istanbul this week, as he updates where he is and what he is doing. It's not like a blog where I can go read entire posts on their life and learn the names of their children and where they went to school. It's just an abbreviated glimpse into someone else's life, and it's really fascinating.

I decided that I wanted to find a way to auto post my blog entries to my Twitter account (because most of my "followers" are fellow bloggers), but couldn't find any information for Blogger. All of the plug ins were for Wordpress, but my searching was finally rewarded with this site. So this is my first official post that should auto post to my Twitter account...I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I input everything correctly!

If you don't Twitter, you might want to consider taking a second look. You never know who you might meet!



12 comments:

Buffi said...

I've really been contemplating it...but I'm just not really sure what it is and what it does. I'm on Facebook...is it different from that? I hope you feel better soon!!!

luvmy4sons said...

Hmmmmm....

Heather C said...

Now I've gotta go check and see if it posted for you! :)

I have to say... I'm not as into the twitter thing. Although... my blog is posted at Wordpress... so I might just have to look into that feed. Ugh. I don't have TIME for all this technology! LOL

Mel said...

love twitter and i use twitter feed it leaves a message under my name when i have posted a new blog!!

The Small Scribbler said...

Hope you get to feeling better soon.

Kate

The Small Scribbler said...

And I don't think I've said before, how much I like this blog template. It matches your header perfectly and it is restful to the eyes.

Kate

Alana said...

Wish I had an iPhone...very cool!

Mocha with Linda said...

Get well soon, my friend!!

The thought of Twitter makes me jitter.

Melissa said...

Twitter? Ok I will have to look into twitter, I only have Facebook because my teens wanted to use it and well the Mamma in me said I had to be there see what they were posting and who they were friends with. *sigh*

Rachel said...

I don't know if I should become a Twitter-er. I'm already a little obsessive about blogging and Facebook :).
I'm sure I'll sign up soon!!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Sounds interesting...perhaps I will have to take a look! Thanks for the info.
Stay Cozy, Carrie

Maff said...

Hey Xandra, yeah long time! Thanks for checking up on me :) Will catch up with you properly soon - am about to head out for dinner with the family. Happy New Year!! xx Faraja