How To Become “Digitally” Famous

Keep Calm Help Is At Hand

Keep Calm Help Is At Hand

22 January 2014

C – do you like this photo that Pamela sent to me? It made me LOL very much and I wanted to share it with you.

S – thanks, brilliant picture cheered me up no end this morning, I bet The Wine Wankers and The Drunken Cyclist wish they had one of those.

C – I did a great deal of research yesterday re stuff we need to know in order to be successful Tweeters. This is what one website said:

Learning how to use this fun, free, and useful tool can be a bit intimidating for the beginner, but don’t be put off – with a little effort and a lot of intuitive “feeling your way through”, you’ll soon be able to use Twitter well – and you might even become ‘digitally’ famous!

Once you’ve started using Twitter, it won’t take long before you come across what’s known as a hashtag. That’s when you see something in a Tweet that has a # prefix. (The # is a hash symbol, hence the term hash tag or, more commonly now, hashtag.)

S – ok I will do some more research then we can go for it.

Much Later …

S – I think we have achieved a great deal and exceeded even our own Twitter expectations by adding a picture from our library.

C – you know what they say two heads are better than one, yesterday was proof yet again that you can teach old dogs new tricks.

S – yes, this is true but we have only achieved one (independent of our blog) Tweet. We have had one reply which, unfortunately, is written in some kind of illegible code.

C – oh, is there some kind of special Twitter language that we don’t know about. It’s all such a mine field.

S – excellent news, break out the wine, I have just checked out our blog stats and we have another follower which brings us up to 128. Do you think this is as a result of sending our Tweet.

C – not sure! Is it from Andy Murry himself? We did wish him well and successfully attach our sheep photo. How are Michael’s troublesome bowels today?

S – well, the operation certainly did mess them up and he has been very stressed but we have at last (thank God) achieved some relief!!! See you tomorrow for some more Tweeting.


I Didn’t Feel A Thing

I am afraid Michael looked like one of these.  (Photo by Nick Manning)

I am afraid Michael looked like one of these. (Photo by Nick Manning)

Sunday Morning 11.00 O’Clock Precisely

C – have been texting you for ages, where are you?

S – just got up, had a bit of a lie in.

C – bloody hell, how the other half live. Think of all the blogging you could have done. Lying around in bed is not going to get our backsides on that BBC Breakfast Sofa or get us freshly pressed, you know.

S – okay, okay I am on to it.

C – whilst you have been enjoying a lie in, I have been doing hours of research in order to further my understanding of Social Media and, in particular, Twitter. Sadly, I must admit I am none the wiser.

S – don’t panic, look how far we have come in the last three months since we started. Blogging seemed like an impossible task and now we have that part of it down to a fine art.

C – yes, not bad for two “country ladies”. We need this blogging to generate some income otherwise we will be on the bones of our asses; in fact I think I am there already!

Later …

S – what news on the Spinning Class?

C – nothing to report as I have been busy moving cattle again today for TB testing. Keeping everything crossed that they get the all clear and can go to market on Saturday, as rent for the fields is due. I notice Toby and George were hogging the quad bikes today, whilst I did all the running. I get the impression Toby was not impressed with my quad bike skills; I heard mutterings about women drivers or was it screw drivers? When I challenged him he pretended not to hear me. Selective hearing I think is the non-medical term for it.

S – men, I think we are very good on the quad bikes. Actually, think we should put Spinning on hold until we have mastered Twitter – we really do need to get to grips with it.

C – no worries as they say down under and, talking about Twitter, we have been retweeted twice today and re-pinned twice, and I did not feel a thing!

S- that is great. Oh no Michael Portillo on the TV again, just had to have a quick look to see what jacket he is wearing and, OMG, he looks like a deck chair. Gok help please.