Maybe it’s due to my age, but I’ve never quite understood this “social networking” stuff. Seems to me that it requires an awful lot of time on the computer. Time that I’d rather be spending in the garden or if it is too dark or too cold to garden, reading a good book or watching a good movie. There’s been a lot of chatter about Twitter on garden blogs lately. I didn’t pay much attention until the proverbial lightbulb went off over my head.
My company forces me to use a Blackberry. “Force” is not too strong a term. The expectation is that once you are issued your Blackberry anyone can call/email/PIN you any time 24/7 and you will respond. If you don’t respond, management will demand to know why. I. Kid. You. Not.
So as long as I have to garden with the despised Blackberry attached to me, checking it periodically for messages and network status updates, why not use Twitter to blog directly from the garden? No waiting to clean up and then compose a properly spelled, grammatically correct, interesting post. Just a quick “My roses all made it through the winter” or “Rose Campion coming up in one of the wintersowing containers”.
Starting today, I am tweeting as OldRoses. “Follow” me if you’d like to know what I’m up to in the garden.