Today I woke to a tweet advising me that it was my Twitter Anniversary. I’ve been using the damned, darling website for six whole years.
Six years and um 40,297 tweets.
— Sarah-Rose (@ohsarahrose) March 7, 2007
It started with a ridiculous little tweet. And it kind of snowballed from there.
A good morning: rain outside an open window, cool breeze & warm blankets, curling into my husband’s back for perfect half sleep.
— Sarah-Rose (@ohsarahrose) April 27, 2007
Twitter has been with me since before Craig and I moved to London, before all of our exciting travelling, before everything I consider to be when our life as a family actually began.
Sitting in Hyde Park, by the Serpentine. The sun is out and it’s lovely.
— Sarah-Rose (@ohsarahrose) June 10, 2007
I’ve had to try, time and time again, to explain what it is that I love about Twitter. What on earth is it any good for? What’s the damn point? It’s difficult to answer because, really, there IS no point. And that’s kind of the point.
It’s quite like shouting into the void. But there are other people in the void shouting with you. Sometimes you pay attention to them and sometimes you don’t.
But the people who draw your attention are fabulous.
OH! My favourite part about my #observantboss today? has noticed pink hair, has noticed tiny tattoo, HAS NOT NOTICED MY LACK OF GLASSES.
— Sarah-Rose (@ohsarahrose) August 28, 2012
What has twitter given me? Nothing. And everything.
I mean, I’ve won art and clothes and cider and tickets, but that’s not it, really.
Excluding the fact that I now have an incredible record of the last six years of my life, I have met the majority of my most favourite people through Twitter. I have brilliant and beautiful friends I wouldn’t have met otherwise. I have stayed in touch with friends on the opposite side of the world.
So… Sculptural sound pieces? Good. Sunset over the Thames? Good. Accidentally littering? (empty starbucks + wind & riverbank) Bad.
— Sarah-Rose (@ohsarahrose) September 14, 2007
By St Paul’s, a 5 piece brass band is playing Bohemian Rhapsody. It’s amazing! I pretty much love them.
— Sarah-Rose (@ohsarahrose) October 10, 2007
Really, I can’t fathom my life without it.
Craig: I can hear the sea in your armpit! Sarah: That’s because I’m thinking about Stingrays.
— Sarah-Rose (@ohsarahrose) August 28, 2007
(obsessed with stingrays since aaages ago)