Do You Twitter?

by Susan

Do you Twitter?

I don’t. But I think it is a cool idea and I’m curious how many of you use Twitter?

>>> UPDATE: I do now! Janice and I have started twittering. Follow Us and join the fun!

And how many of you wonder what the heck Twitter is?

I’d heard the cute term a few times, and I’d even checked out what a friend was doing, but I’d never been that intrigued until I saw this great, little video.

I love how this video was made… it’s so darn creative… you’ve got to check it out.

(I stumbled upon the video on Karlyn’s site while I was adding her to our website directory. We’ve been working madly at republishing all the old listings in our blog, store and site directories.)

I can imagine that it would be fun to follow a bunch of friends and keep updated on what we’re all doing. But my problem is that I can’t imagine doing anything even remotely interesting enough to say… it would be all… changing dirty diaper, trying to force feed toddler, checking email, writing post etc. My life is just the same old stuff over and over and over and over.

But what about you? Is your life more interesting than mine? Do you have people following you on Twitter?

So leave a comment and tell us if you Twitter, or if you’ve never heard of it before. And if you do Twitter, feel free to leave your link so that people can follow you.

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Tiffani March 26, 2008 at 8:07 pm

Never heard of it before… interesting.


2 Jeni March 26, 2008 at 8:27 pm

I hadn’t heard of it before, but it’s a lot like status updates on Facebook. You fill in whatever it is you want people to see, and any of your friends/family who care can see the update.


3 bee March 26, 2008 at 8:45 pm

I’ve heard about it. I’m just like you, though. I don’t do anything remotely interesting enough to share. I mean, have you seen my blog?! :-)


4 Magnolia Mom March 26, 2008 at 9:01 pm

I twitter, just not on a regular basis.


5 Colleen March 26, 2008 at 9:09 pm

I do (sort of) Twitter. Not regularly though. I did when I first signed up. Now I just check in once and a while to read what everyone is up to. Some people write hysterical things.


6 Miss Krississippi March 26, 2008 at 9:17 pm

I Twitter, but inconsistently.


7 Tami March 26, 2008 at 9:18 pm

My husband Twitter’s quite a bit. I have not started yet.


8 Beckie Tetrault March 26, 2008 at 9:19 pm

I Twitter pretty regularly :)


9 Phyl March 26, 2008 at 9:23 pm

I Twitter~ I just post whatever…people who love will understand the diaper updates…lol.

My addy there:


10 Penny Raine March 26, 2008 at 9:25 pm

uuhh, no, blogging is enough, my children need me :)

blessings, Penny Raine


11 Monica March 26, 2008 at 9:39 pm

oh, I love Twitter! :) I’m following some interesting people and I hope those that follow me get a kick out of some of the stuff I say.

I think of Twitter as a micro-blog. And it certainly is – you get 140 characters to say what you want in each update. Kind of like a good writing exercise. Be concise, yet a bit informative. It’s also a good place to drop a quick, “I just posted to the blog.” Maybe add a few readers to your site. Give it a try.

My Twitter ID is monicabrand if anyone wants to come follow me. I’ll be sure to return the favor.


12 Monica March 26, 2008 at 9:46 pm

oops. I guess I should just make it easier…


13 Michelle Potter March 26, 2008 at 9:52 pm

I did Twitter. I used it to leave little messages for my husband. (Mine was set to private.) But then the software on his phone got messed up and he could only post updates, not read them. So I quit.


14 Alaina March 26, 2008 at 10:09 pm

I don’t twitter…I guess I am out of the loop.


15 Kristen M. March 26, 2008 at 10:12 pm

My husband twitters. I created an account but never have used it.


16 Adventures In Babywearing March 26, 2008 at 10:35 pm
17 Jenny 867-5309 March 26, 2008 at 10:44 pm

I’ve just recently started….it’s fun when you know of others that are doing it.


18 Nell March 26, 2008 at 10:54 pm

I do a bit. I’m a bit more intersted in interacting with the other twitts, though. Not just posting what I’m doing and then reading what others are doing.

Mine is at:


19 Heidi March 26, 2008 at 11:00 pm

I’ve thought about it, but I’ve had the same train of thought- “what in the world do I do that people want to know about on a consistent basis?” :)


20 mom2triplets04 March 26, 2008 at 11:10 pm

I have never heard of it before. I do blog but just don’t have time to twitter too.


21 Busy Mom March 26, 2008 at 11:56 pm

I Twitter all too much.


22 AmyL March 27, 2008 at 12:13 am

I’ve just been twittering for a few days. FYI, the folks at have quite a few hilarious yet educational videos.


23 Stephanie March 27, 2008 at 2:40 am

I actually posted that same video on Sk*rt several weeks ago. It is a great video with a simple explanation of Twitter…but I don’t Twitter. I have too many things on my plate to add yet another thing.


24 Mamacheryl March 27, 2008 at 6:44 am

I’ve been twittering for a little bit now. It can get kind of addictive, but sometimes I feel dumb posting stuff about my kids. But it works as a nice mini-blog for little stuff I want to share with my family and friends. My last 5 tweets are in a side bar on my blog, and my mom can’t tell the difference between my twittering and my blog posts. :)


25 Amber Stevens March 27, 2008 at 7:44 am

Well, I don’t twitter, but I’m hearing a lot more buzz about it lately!! Maybe I should start!


26 Storm March 27, 2008 at 7:54 am

Heard of it but not enough to peak my interest. I don’t know if I can maintain my two blogs and Twitter too.


27 Ivan Girl - Dear Me March 27, 2008 at 7:54 am

i do twitter! :)


28 Amy W March 27, 2008 at 7:57 am

I twitter too, and it’s addicting…and fun to follow people..


29 Trish March 27, 2008 at 8:37 am

I have heard a bit about it, but haven’t tried it out. I am not sure I can handle another computer thing right now!

BTW, when I clicked play on the video, it told me it was no longer available. It would have been nice to see it.


30 Jules March 27, 2008 at 9:20 am

I started twittering a little while back.


31 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls March 27, 2008 at 9:22 am

I use Twitter, just a little bit but I’m finding myself becoming more and more addicted. :)

I’m at


32 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls March 27, 2008 at 9:26 am

Whoops – link doesn’t work. Try this:


33 Meg March 27, 2008 at 9:31 am

Yes, I’m twittering now, thanks to the nudging of my husband, a Twitter fanatic. :0)

I do have about 10 people following me. It’s fun. I love that you can text in a twitter from your phone, too. And I try to limit it to only “twitter-worthy” happenings.

Example of something that’s NOT a “twitter-worthy” happening:
I’m cleaning out the refrigerator.

Example of something that IS “twitter-worthy”:
I am riding down Brown Road and just passed a peacock! What?

It is also a fun way to share with others those hilarious “kid sayings” my son is always spouting out!


34 Raquita March 27, 2008 at 9:41 am

I twitter spordically..


35 Pamela Kramer March 27, 2008 at 10:47 am

I’ve been invited to twitter but I haven’t tried it yet. I have so many pages to keep up with as it is and I don’t think I am interviewing for new gadgets but you never know. Mine would be a lot like yours! LOL – Change diaper, bathe little guy, do laundry, write post, boring!


36 Nodin's Nest March 27, 2008 at 10:47 am

I have heard of it. My problem is finding time for the sites and online business I already do. There just arent enough hours in the day between Etsy, my blog and a 3 yr old!


37 AmandaK March 27, 2008 at 11:29 am

I don’t twitter. Everyone in my circle does Facebook, so I get the status updates from there.


38 SJ March 27, 2008 at 11:57 am

I twitter! And I have been for a while. It’s fun and it’s addicting!

Follow me here:


39 Raesmom March 27, 2008 at 12:33 pm

I have just started Twittering and like it. I had signed up last year but never did much with it and kinda of forgot about it until recently. It seems everyone is talking about Twitter. I was intrigued enough to give it another go.


40 Amy W March 27, 2008 at 1:34 pm

Okay, so I changed my Twitter profile, here is my new one…

Ties in more to my blog.


41 Brenda Prentice (Time and Season) March 27, 2008 at 1:50 pm

Sounds like a wonderful idea for college kids who have no life. LOL. No, seriously though, do I have time to run to the computer throughout the day to tell everyone the little details of my life?

I think it sounds potentially fun. Just time consuming.


42 Ginny March 27, 2008 at 2:40 pm
43 Tara March 27, 2008 at 4:25 pm

I twittered my labor and haven’t stopped since…it’s on my blog, too.


44 mary March 27, 2008 at 4:46 pm

I used Twitter. I am following and being followed by a lot of people I don’t know through my job at etc. =( I think that if a person could get close friends and family members to use it, then it would be a great way to keep up with one another.

There are gadgets you can download for your desktop, your blog, webpage, phone etc, that updated the “tweets” that people leave.
Could be fun if, as I said, your close friends etc were on board with it as well.

You could message your sister and tell her “I’m going to the bathroom right now”..and important stuff like that. =)


45 Heather March 27, 2008 at 10:13 pm

I Twitter. I have 21 followers right now. I’m not sure if I’m all that interesting though!


46 Leah March 27, 2008 at 10:27 pm

I’m afraid I’m already hooked enough without Twittering.:-) It does sound really neat, but, hey, how will I have time to change all those diapers if I’m constantly Twittering about it?


47 Mel March 28, 2008 at 5:00 pm

You all should get paid by Twitter for your free advertisement! I joined now I just need some followers!!


48 Mel March 28, 2008 at 5:02 pm
49 CaraM (The Household Helper) March 28, 2008 at 7:45 pm

I twitter daily!


50 Simple Mindz March 28, 2008 at 7:54 pm

I’m not sure why, but my last post did not go through. It said it was spam? Or something like that…I LOVE Twitter. Use it all the time. My username is simplemindz. Look me up!


51 Simple Mindz March 29, 2008 at 1:26 pm

Actually, instead of “SimpleMindz” I changed my Twitter username to – TheBlogLady. Wanted to be able to use it with both my sites!


52 Jodi W March 29, 2008 at 6:45 pm

I twitter – not sure why..but I do…and my twitters also show up on my blog in the side column. I always feel ridiculous using it though – like it is meant for people MUCH younger than I am…but nonetheless I do have people following me. They must be bored. =-) It was fun twittering from inside our caucus site though – you could get a better feel for how it was going before the media announced things.


53 Jenny March 31, 2008 at 9:17 pm

I don’t twitter normally. I use it to promote my website and I aggregate my feed to it.


54 pikavippejä December 16, 2014 at 12:32 am

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