Against my better judgment, I have allowed our cat Lucy to sign up on Twitter.com. (She thinks it's some sort of "Send me the bird-of-the-month" club.) If you're interested in periodic updates on the life of an overweight, slightly mean, highly neurotic cat (and who wouldn't be?) then be sure and catch Lucy's posts on Twitter.
If you're unfamiliar with Twitter, a) Consider leaving the house just a little more often. Seriously. And b) go to www.twitter.com or just google it. You do have to sign up to see the posts, but you control when, how, and no spam mail is involved. Promise.
And if you're wondering WHY you need to follow the rantings of a surly cat, ask yourself these questions: Do I NEED to watch reality TV? Do I NEED to order the cheesecake after a full meal? And do I NEED to come clean to my spouse about what really want on during those late night parties in college? The answers, of course, are you don't need to do any of the above. But life is sooo much more fun and interesting when we do what we don't need to do.
Here's Lucy's latest update:
Twitter is a service that asks, "what are you doing?"
Lucy_Cat: Shredding what used to be known as the living room curtains.
- Lucy_Cat( via Twitter)
"Twitter is on its way to becoming the next killer app.)"
- TIME Magazine
"It's one of the fastest-growing phenomena on the Internet."
- New York Times
"Suddenly, it seems as though all the world's a-twitter."
Dena, like me, is a fellow-freelancer intrigued to find new and interesting ways to promote her work. I, for one, will very much look forward to following Lucy's tweets. Her first book, Lessons in Stalking, really did make me laugh aloud, and I'm very much looking forward to her follow-up tome: Kiss My Kitty Butt! More Life With Cats…