Wednesday, September 8, 2010

to twit or not to twit...

I have been dodging the Twitter game for a long time. I signed up once, way over a year ago, but I deleted the aaccount because I just didn't get it and I honestly didn't have the desire to learn. Besides, I didn't need anything else to occupy my time.

WELL, a few weeks ago I took the plunge again and became a "twit". I was still lost at first until Reyna splained a few things. NOW, I am ALMOST hooked. I think I like it because I can post freely without the worry of family or high school friends seeing everything... it's rather nice to be a little less filtered.

I have been pleasantly surprised to make some new connections in the DOC, but it was more than comforting to see the familiar faces of  some of my favorite D Mama's(you guys rock btw!).

One of the connections I have made is with Bob Hawkinson (not that he has any clue who I am) who writes Living out Loud with Diabetes and also The Joy of Diabetes.

I found Living out Loud with Diabetes through Twitter and it caught my attention because it had a few funny post such as: Top 10 worst ways to check your bloodsugar,  You might be a diabetic if and Things I have learned from the movies (this last one has nothing to do with D, but it is good for a chuckle).

Then as I was trying to google the website directly, I came across The Joy of Diabetes and decided to peak at a few posts. I learned that you can use a Ziploc baggie to waterproof your CGM just in case it falls in the toilet :) YES, it CAN happen!
Then... I came across a post that made me smile. Most of the time us D-Mama's are not noticed so I thought sharing this would be nice...

The Mothers of JDRF..on a mission :)  by Bob Hawkinson

Small world, I spoke with one of my clients who wanted us to sponsor tshirts for a walk a thon they were having on their property for JDRF. I was given a phone number to call and spoke with the lady in charge who was the mother of little Kaylan who has been diabetic since age 2.
I had to laugh as I always love talking to the Moms at JDRF because they absolutely get things done. High energy and on a mission to find a cure, a solution, or an improvement in their childs life.
You know who they are...they are the one on every committee, getting 5x more stuff done than everyone else.
God Bless the Moms.....

I thought this was sweet and it felt good to know that not ALL of out craziness goes unseen :)
Thank you Bob!

At a glance, Living out Loud with Diabetes seems like a positive, informational and sometimes comical place to "hang" so go check out.

AND... if your a "twit" too, come find me on Twitter @rockindmom. I'd LUV to "tweet" ya!!!! hehehe!

8 comments:

Meri said...

Its a whole new world full of good peeps! And agreed, it's nice to say what you want to say. :)

Wendy said...

Tweet Tweet.....still trying to get in the game :)

Awesome little article. Nice to hear. Sometimes I wonder if anyone knows we're here.

Shamae said...

Well I haven't done the tweet thing yet! I can barely keep up as it is! AHhh! Where do you guys find the time???

Reyna said...

I cannot wait to check out the above mentioned sites Lora. They look great and yes, it is nice that someone appreciates our crazy-get-'er-done-d-mom-ways...

Have a great day!

Penny said...

I have so avoided the whole Twitter thing. Are people that interested in what I have to say? is the question I keep coming back to. Glad you made the jump into Twitterdom!

Heather said...

I still haven't gotten the whole twitter thing down either...I wish that it could be a little more private like facebook can be. I'll figure it out eventually

Alexis of Justices Misbehaving Pancreas said...

Please stay on twitter! Once you have found your spot so to speak you will not know how u lived without it!

ALL my followers and friends are D related! ALL 500 of them! I have made the most amazing friends, and support groups. Trust me, its sooo worth it!

Plus I want you on there ;)

connie said...

I haven't jumped into twitter yet myself, heck...I'm still not on facebook either! Kinda feel like I'm living in the dark ages over here, hehehe.

I'm glad you found a new place that brings you joy :)

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