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#MicroblogMondays 82: First Tweet

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Today is Twitter’s 10th anniversary.  You go, Twitter!  In honour of their 10th anniversary, they’ve made it easy to find your first Tweet.  Just click on that link and it will tell you the first thing you wrote.

I wrote:

Sort of an odd choice, and I don’t really know what I meant by that. Was I trying to remember to watch Grey’s Anatomy the next night?

Anyway, what was your first Tweet?


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1. Jessica 11. * Our Wish* 21. Jess
2. Persnickety 12. Traci York, Writer 22. Virginia
3. Middle Girl 13. Lori@ Laughing IS Conceivable 23. Sara @My Infertile Confessions
4. Unpregnant Chicken 14. Shail 24. Tedi @ Running with Infertility
5. Lori Lavender Luz 15. Chocolate Week on Thorough and Unkempt 25. Kechara
6. Non Sequitur Chica 16. Anks 26. deathstar
7. Cyn K 17. Just Heather 27. Mary Francis
8. Cynthia Samuels 18. Mali (No Kidding) 28. Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal)
9. The bespectacled mother 19. Mali (A Separate Life) 29. Cristy
10. Isabelle 20. Loribeth (The Road Less Travelled)



1 Persnickety { 03.21.16 at 7:12 am }

Apparently it was
“technology is the tool, not the raison d’être”
No idea why.

2 Middle Girl { 03.21.16 at 8:03 am }

I don’t remember my user name the first time I started Twitter. The second time, this: “You have now officially lost your mind.” Again.
🙂 ~ was the first tweet.

3 Cyn K { 03.21.16 at 8:37 am }

My first tweet was on May 10, 2010. It was “I probably shouldn’t have started a new blog since I can barely keep up with my old one.” I think I was referring to “Vanity Pl8,” my now-deleted blog of only a couple posts in which I was going to make up stories about the people driving cars with vanity plates.

4 nonsequiturchica { 03.21.16 at 8:53 am }

I don’t have a Twitter account! I had one for a few months but deleted it as I just found it more annoying than helpful.

5 Cynthia Samuels { 03.21.16 at 9:06 am }

This is mine. 03/02/08 I most remember though, the political nominating conventions that summer. They were the first I had missed in years and Twitter really helped me feel in on the action! Here goes:
Cynthia Samuels ‎@csamuels
Catching up on email after Shabbat, RSVPing invites and thinking about dinner.
8:57 AM – 2 Mar 2008

6 Anamika Agnihotri { 03.21.16 at 10:00 am }

My first tweet was this retweet from 9th Nov 2012.
Barack Obama ✔ ‎@BarackObama
The definition of hope is you still believe, even when it’s hard.
5:32 AM – 9 Nov 2012

It sounds amazing that Twitter has been here for 10 years and I (re)tweeted for the first time in 2012 but I have only figured it out recently how to use it.

7 Lori Lavender Luz { 03.21.16 at 10:09 am }

For my first tweet, I was sitting with you on the floor of a BlogHer conference! https://twitter.com/LavLuz/status/862200012

8 Sharon { 03.21.16 at 10:16 am }

Still not on Twitter, 10 years in

9 Isabelle { 03.21.16 at 10:30 am }

I have had a twitter account since January 2014, but still can’t get used to using it. Like Nonsequiturchica, I find it more annoying than helpful. Here is my first tweet: “Looks like I’ve been missing out on all the fun on Twitter! So nice to see all the familiar faces. Let me figure this thing out first.” And I still haven’t figured it out.

10 Lavonne @ *Our Wish* { 03.21.16 at 10:34 am }

I joined twitter and I don’t think I ever did anything with it. I think I deactivated it at some point. I am more of an Instagram/Tumblr person myself. I like the pictures. LOL!

11 Traci York { 03.21.16 at 10:42 am }

My first tweet was on August 19th, 2008 and simply said –

“I am tweaking my story for Open Mike night”

Fun stuff – thanks for pointing this out, Mel!

12 illustr8d { 03.21.16 at 11:33 am }

This is fun!
“Hello Twitterverse. As busy and fascinating as ever I see.” April 2015
that’s for the @illustr8d Twitter. Which is a new one for me.
First tweet ever was a retweet: “Patrick Ness ‏@Patrick_Ness 23 Aug 2013
The Internet: 68% porn, 12% cats, 9% fanboy casting outrage, 7% Writing tips, 3% Neil Gaiman, 1% all the world’s news and knowledge.”

13 Cristy { 03.21.16 at 12:22 pm }

Cryptic tweet. Wondering what 2006 Mel was thinking.

14 Shail { 03.21.16 at 2:15 pm }

Thanks for the link or I wouldn’t have known. This week I have written on the same topic too 🙂

15 Vaibhav Gupta { 03.21.16 at 2:43 pm }

Am on now!! Lessee where this leads to…”

I understand the second part – that I joined Twitter. I don’t know why I said Apples though. This is yet another exercise in learning how much you’ve changed over the years.

16 anks { 03.21.16 at 3:32 pm }

Mine was a lame Hello Twitter!!

17 JustHeather { 03.21.16 at 4:23 pm }

I only joined in 2011 and my first tweet was “I just added a #Twibbon to show my support for #infertility awareness. Get your own”, etc. I don’t think I have many tweets after that and I can’t remember the last time I logged in. In fact, I had to go search my emails to find my username, as the one I first typed in was someone else…and once I did find my username, I remembered all the names I usually use online were taken, so I had to find something (and stupid, imo).

18 loribeth { 03.21.16 at 5:11 pm }

First tweet still to come — I’m not on Twitter. 🙂 It took me until 2009 to warm up to Facebook. 😉

19 Mali { 03.21.16 at 5:52 pm }

Not really on Twitter. I have an account, but never look at it. It’s hard enough to keep up with blogs and other reading and Fb. I don’t want to be glued to my phone all day!

20 Jess { 03.21.16 at 6:20 pm }

Oh man. I don’t have a Twitter account. I haven’t even gone to check out other people’s tweets. Probably the closest thing is when people link to Facebook from Twitter. I guess I felt like Facebook was such a timesuck and I recently began enjoying Pinterest…plus blog reading? I had enough rabbit holes. Never say never though. Maybe your Grey’s Anatomy post was due to a particularly exciting/heart-stomping episode?

21 Sara { 03.21.16 at 6:49 pm }

I have a twitter but I never go on! I’m more of a INSTA girl 😉

22 Tedi @ Running with Infertility { 03.21.16 at 7:05 pm }

On my personal account I was trying to win something and signing up increased your chances…
On my @runwinfertility account it was
“This is how we roll! ? all Hurley wanted was to lay on my lap. So I took advantage of extra… https://www.instagram.com/p/_P6gcOCvca/

23 Jessie Francis { 03.22.16 at 12:17 am }

I have never had a Twitter account and never wanted one!

24 Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) { 03.22.16 at 10:42 am }

That made me laugh, Mel! Maybe you thought you were DMing someone-?

My first tweet (at 1:52 PM – 1 Oct 2008) was pretty self explanatory :

Look i’m on twitter!

25 deathstar { 03.22.16 at 12:46 pm }

I tweeted “I’m wondering if I’m truly menopausal” – that was in 2008. Well it was perimenopause. And no, I was just crazy. And yes now it’s 2016 and I am truly perimenopausal. Apparently you’re supposed to have a year of no periods before you get the official card.

26 Mary Francis { 03.26.16 at 2:32 pm }

My first Tweet:

Happy Chocolate day eh? Is there such a thing as ‘sad chocolate’?

Happy Chocolate Everyone!

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