A Q&A regarding The Byronic Man, now on Twitter…
Q: Well, The Byronic Man on Twitter! Are you excited?
A: Oh, definitely! The same way blogging is such a great way to force yourself to write and publish without over-thinking, and to build community, I think this could be a great new venue.
Q: Why did it take so long?
A: Simply because it’s loomed ever larger in my mind that joining Twitter requires at least 12 updates a day and you have to follow everyone on earth or no one will like you and you have to put hashtags on everything – not just tweets but actual day-to-day conversation – and… well, you can see why it started seeming like a big deal. Plus, I need something new to do like I need a hole in the head.
Q: And it’s “@ByronicMan”?
A: NO!!! Somebody already took that, because WHAT?? It’s “@ByronicManBlog.”
Q: So you read up and learned how it works?
A: Ah… no. That’s one approach, sure, but I decided to just have at it and fumble around. I apparently have time to add Twitter, but not learn it.
Q: Speaking of which – boy, there’ve been a lot of changes on your site lately!
A: That’s not a question.
Q: Boy, there’ve been a lot of changes on your site lately, haven’t there? Jerk-ass.
A: There sure have! From little things that probably no one notices to big things that probably no one notices! I just decided it was time to give the site a make-over for 2013. I’d been putting it off, figuring what’s the point what with the Mayan apocalypse. And there are more big changes coming, so get excited for that! At least until next Fall when there’s that big asteroid that might hit us.
Q: I already read The Byronic Man fanatically – I “Like” you on Facebook, I forward your posts, and I also print off copies of your posts, just in case the electrical grid collapses. Is there any reason for me to also follow you on Twitter?
A: Chyeah! For starters, lots of succinct hilarity that you won’t find here. Plus, more day-to-day/observational stuff. Also, uh, the fun. You know… the fun.
Q: If I follow you on Twitter, will you follow me?
A: Damn right I will. I will follow the hell out of you. I will follow you like a bad nickname. I will follow you like a prejudiced cop following a nice car driven by an African-American male. I will follow you like a yellow brick road. I will… well, my point is, yes. I would be happy to follow you.
Q: Can you think of a way to make that kind of a social event?
A: Hm. A tough question, but I think I can. Anyone who tweets, just leave your info in the comments section below. Maybe a short description, or a sample tweet for people who don’t know you. Then, pick a couple to follow! Everyone wins! Oh, and follow me. Did I mention that? That’s important.