Saturday, March 28, 2009

WTF is Twitter?

I'm new to this blogging thing.

Look at how many followers I have & you might notice that. (But thanks Dr. Zibbs for the shout out on your blog, you brought a bunch of people over to me & got me some new fellow lunatiks! And btw, I love your blog more than rare steak.)

Since I'm new, I thought that I should just start clicking on everyone else's fave blogs (to steal ideas) see what's out there, see how to go about this, etc.

I'm addicted. Like a crack whore with a $20 to spend on a rock, addicted. There are so many talented writers, funny & intelligent people in blogland! I'm so addicted that I keep forgetting to write in my own blog as I read other peoples and comment!

But being me, I have favors to ask of y'all:

How do you link video? How do you put a line through words/strike them? How do you make them so cool and/or pretty looking with the headers, graphics, sidebars? What is Twitter & will it make me sexier? How do I get more people to come read my profanity?

Thanks in advance for any help given and welcome everyone to Phat Mama!


Shawn said...

I would like to know all that also! I joined Twitter, I twitter now and idea what in the hell I'm doing though! LMAO!

Shawn said...

Oh, totally have to say, I wish you were my next door neighbor! You crack me up! could totally take care of some cranky old narrow-minded geriatric here ya know. Heh.

Leah said...

Hi I happened upon your blog...

For strike through text, go to the edit HTML tab in your blogger editor, and use the strike tag.

I can't put an example here, comments don't allow strike through text.

Twitter is awesome (and I believe it makes you sexier). It's great way to keep up with a bunch of your friends at the same time. I have it set up to receive tweets thru SMS on my phone from RL friends.

You could treat it as a mini blog. How to write as much as possible in 120 characters or less :)

Phat Mama said...

*waits for my hubby and kids to piss me off one more time and starts packing to give live next to Shawn*

And is that your real name because it's gorgeous!

Phat Mama said...

Leah - Thanks so much, you're all things blogbest! I really want to learn all the little tricks on here but it's kind of intimidating when you see lots of other people's and they're amazing!

Dr Zibbs said...

You're welcome. I found that the best way to get more readers is to comment on blogs as well as mention other bloggers on your blog.

And thanks for saying you think my blog is great. You're very wise.

Amy said...

I don't twitter, but I do actually know how to put a video on the blog so if you still need to let me know. I think I just started pusing keys until I made it work, but now I get it.

Enjoy your blog muchly. Specially since I'm being held hostage (by health care benefits) in a small town and was raised in the city.

zelzee said...

I am so new to this blogging world, so I am in the same boat as you with questions.
I really enjoy your blog!.....and love to read your profanity!
I asked my daughter what is up with this 'tweeter'?
She started laughing at me........(Yes smart ass grown children actually do that to their mothers!) "Its twitter, mom!"

I should have sold that child when she was young, cute and did tricks!

Phat Mama said...

LOL, zelzee! Mann, I feel ya, I should have done the same with my son but he's not -quite- grown yet!

I am motivated and determined to figure this Tweeter out, damnit.. tomorrow, Friday at the latest!

I've added your blog to my faves list and will jump in there soon to leave you awesome comments!

otherworldlyone said...

Twitter: Or Stalkers Online. Nothing sexy about feeling the need to let everyone know what you're doing every minute of the GD day. (Or reading what someone's doing every minute of the GD day, for that matter.)For example:

@4:15am - Took shower. Skipped shaving for lack of time. Am itchy...think maybe allergic to new bodywash, or just from not shaving.

@7am - Driving to work. Thinking about best way to arrange cleavage for everyone else's veiwing pleasure.

See...what about that is on a need to know basis? None of it. For fucks sake...

Sorry, rant over. Funny post though.

Phat Mama said...

My 7 a.m. - Trying to think of how to hide the Steak, Egg & Cheese Bagle I'm chowing down from other drivers looking over and thinking.. wow, what a pig.

Belle said...

When you have the answers, will you pass them along?

Stephanie said...

Twitter will totally make you sexy. I twitter, have little or no idea what it is or what I'm doing, but still. I'm oozing sex appeal over here.

parentingBYdummies said...

Wish I could give you tips on Twitter. I'm on there, I use its basic functions, but can not figure out why people are following me on Twitter. I'm not that interesting, am I? Now I feel pressured to post more, but then I feel pressure to actually be doing something worthy of posting about, so, yeah, that's all I've got. Oh, and apparently it does make you sexier, I'm just not quite sure how:)

Divine Chaos said...

MIA!!! er .. PhatMama!!! *grins* I thought you falled off da face of da earth and stuff ;) It might help if I actually came to check out your blog every once in a while just on the off chance that you'd written something, huh?

Hit me up on yahoo if ya still have me there, I can help ya make your blog purtyful!

the Divine Miss K


Phat Mama said...

Kay my lurve! I'm so glad to see you here. ;P

I changed up the blog because rather than writing two of them, one for online and one for real life family and such, I just wanted to do one - for everyone!

So, here I am. And I'm hoping it works. I do still have you on yahoo so count on me hitting you up soon!

Love and kisses,