So my friend set up a Twitter account, along with a Blog, and a Facebook page that only has three bits of information on it – my name, that I live in Bakersfield, and that I am married. I also have a Domain name and a Web site under construction. Now I just have to figure out what to do with all of this social media. Please be patient, the learning curve is long and slow.
“Hey, guess what?” I said to my husband. “I have a twitter account.”
“That’s nice.” He responded.
“Now I can twit.”
“Hmm, is that the past tense?”
“Past tense of what?”
“Is tweet the past tense of twit?”
“No. When you post to your Twitter account it’s called a tweet.”
“How come if it’s a Twitter account it’s not a twit?”
OK. Moving on. I have a friend that is blogging his book. So I wonder if I could twit my book. You are only allowed 140 characters per twit. I figure at an average of five letters per word, that’s 28 words per twit. But then you have to count spaces and punctuation, and all those quotations marks…I have a lot of dialogue in my book. So if I subtract 15 characters/3 words for all that, I’m down to 25 words per twit.
At 52,000 words I would need 2,080 twits to do the whole book. OK. So I can type 70 words per minute, more if spelling doesn’t count. That means I could do say three twits a minute. But you have to log in, send, and log out and that takes time. So if I could type two twits a minute I would need only 1,040 minutes to twit my whole book.
That many minutes is 17 and 1/3 hours…let’s just round that up to 18 hours. I could twit my whole book in just three 6 hour days!
Somehow the math doesn’t seem right…I’ve been working on this book for four years. Of course I was out of commission for about two years, but still…. If I let my imagination go nonstop, I could be cranking out a book a week.
There once was a woman named Marge
Who lived with her husband Sarge
And when she had twit
What she had writ
She felt like she was in charge.