Another reason I’m doing it is because there are a shitload of writer jobs out there which require some sort of knowledge about this stuff. Oh yeah, did I mention I’m mostly unemployed? Anyway, I want to be a rich and famous writer or at least employed using my fabulous writing skills. Jesus, I’m way too longwinded in blogs. 500 – 1,000 words, right?
This morning, I pulled up the Twitter on my laptop instead of my phone and saw all kinds of shit I never see when I pull it up on my phone. The list of trending stuff was way longer and way more interesting. On my #SamsungGalaxyS3, I only see the top three trending things, but I saw ten on my laptop. I never have nothing to add to those top three. For example, #Iraq. My first thought on the subject is “Holy shit! If you’re too crazy for Al Qaeda, you are fucking crazy.” But I’m sure that’s been tweeted a gazillion times. #WorldCup? “Yay! #Germany #RanaldoIsHot” Also been said. It was a different story a little further down the list. #Youaintblackif. Booyeah! That’s a conversation I can join. I could even post a picture of my gray cat raping my black-and-white cat with a pseudo-racist comment and go viral.
One of the tweets was this poster of black guys’ heads one might find in an African American barber shop. It said, “#youaintblackif this poster isn’t in your barber shop and the barber never uses it.” Something like that. That’s a conversation I can join without worrying about being super-redundant. I’m a white dude who used to go to a black barber shop (See past blog posts for more on that). I tweeted that and instantly got 10 black twitter buddies. That made me feel really good on so many levels.
What have I learned today? If I dig a little deeper, I might just find something interesting on The Social Media. I’m sure I’ll soon be a world-famous tweeter, blogger, facebooker, instagrammer, etc. I’m not even shitting about this. It was fun and I feel like I got something accomplished today!