OK, so I’ve gotten myself back into twitter, so follow me!
I think because I have an issue with finding out baby info.
My issue you ask?
I can’t stop looking for stuff…connecting with other moms, etc. I kinda got into that early on, but not like now. Hell I’m even doing it at work-probably not good for my career, but…
Twitter seems to be a place with a lot of mommies.
I even participated in a Twitter Party scavenger hunt. It was kinda crazy but a good experience.
What is a ‘Twitter Party’?
Again…thanks for asking.
The party started at 8 (Indy time), so I made sure I was on a little before hand—mostly because I was scared I had done the time calculation wrong or that I was going to miss some critical piece of info. But I was glad I got there early.
At 8, ResourcefulMom started us out slow…just asking some questions and getting us to respond directly to her and with the hash marks/subject tag for the evening. That was good. It gave me some time to get situated and familiar with the format. (again…I’m a little of a Nervous Nelly every once in a while).
She started getting into the scavenger hunt questions/prize questions…the prizes were gift certificated to Diapers.com—I think the amounts ended up being $25, $50, $75 and $100.
Each questions refered to a specific portion of the Diapers.com website for the answer and she would state who the winner would be…the 14th person to Tweet her the answer, a random person, etc…you get the picture.
All the while making fun remarks and kind of pushing things along with fun questions in between the prize questions.
Although I didn’t win anything, I learned a lot and I would definately do it again.
I was following a couple of the other participants and DiapersDotCom was RTing (retwitting) comments and tips from other moms.
What tips did I get and what did I learn (I even Retwitted some of them-I know I have some followers from my August 2010 Bump forum who didn’t participate and I wanted to share) probably the one I like the most was from CouponClippin who said that when you’re traveling you should have diapers delivered to your final destination.
I thought that was BRILLIANT! Seriously, we will be traveling over Thanksgiving and Bug will only be a couple months old—I don’t want to lug a ton of diapers across the state if I don’t have too. Chris agreed and thought it was an excellent idea—so we will probably be doing that.
I also learned what a Floppy Happy Hats are-seriously one of the questions was about them and my response was that I don’t even know what they are. ResourcefulMom was nice enough to respond and tell me where I could find them and see what they are.
I know it seems minor…hahah you didn’t know what the hat was, but someone taking the time to just explain a little is nice.
I don’t really have a girlfriends with kids, I’m the first in my present little group of people-I’ve been told to write a book so all the others will get the ‘practical’ knowledge.
So I thought that was really sweet of her, because it’s not like she wasn’t already doing 10 things, but she took the time to help me.
Which is something I would do, but not everyone would.
That is huge to me.