I first joined Twitter in 2008 by recommendation of my geeky kid brother. I did a few half-hearted tweets then got bored and wandered off to have a virtual life on Facebook. Last year I developed a new interest in Twitter largely due to the arrival of a new VC at work who has an impressive Twitter habit. I started tweeting about my garden and suddenly people were following me and I found new people to follow and the whole thing has snowballed since then. This has given me conversations with people I have never met. I have had the temerity to tweet ‘celebs’ and know the tiny thrill when one actually replies (not often). But the main excitement is the amount of gardening knowledge I am picking up every day from the amazing blogs of the people I am finding out about. I am learning so much, tips, plant names I now desire and also about gardeners on other continents. This is brilliant and I love it.
I love the blog-world too. I have recently been accepted by Blotanical (which I would never have known about had the Patient Gardener not mentioned it in a tweet). Being accepted felt like winning a nobel prize for literature. Maybe I exaggerate a little, but I was delighted and excited and truly encouraged not to stop whittering on incessantly on line.
So maybe actually this is a warning – I am probably the monster you have created.