This newsletter is created from the tweets of wonderful knitters and designers that I have included in my twitter list. I will continue to update the list so that it will include all the wonderful and multi talented knitters and designers out there in cyber world (all those I can find). I am hoping that the information will be interesting, challenging, useful and newsworthy.
It could mean that if you do not yet use twitter you can keep up with the information that is provided through twitter.
Please note that it is a paper.li generated newsletter. I have created the list of tweeters – the application creates the newsletter from the tweets of those wonderfully talented people.
Please subscribe to the newsletter as that might be the only way I can tell if the news works. I believe that you will be emailed a note to say the news is ready to view.
If you enjoy it it would be great if you let me know.
I am curious.
If I have time I try to check the #FF suggestions I receive and I have followed those suggested tweeters that are of specific interest to me either because they work in the fibre field – my big passion; or the writing might be very interesting, the tweeter might throw out new ideas, or I am simply curious about something I had not considered before.
BUT does it really work for anyone the way it seems intended – the following of suggestions I mean? I don’t think I have been followed from a #FF suggestion. Maybe I am just not interesting enough; or, maybe most tweeters don’t really look at the suggestions. Now if the later is true then #FF is a time waster, if the former is true I have to up my game or stop tweeting.
The trouble is tweeting is fun, it can be interesting to fit a rave into 140 characters, the tweets I read are often interesting. I am now in conversation with tweeters whose company I enjoy and I am discovering new information all the time.
Twitter can also be a huge time filler or waster depending on your point of view.
So what to do?
For now I shall continue with #FF or some form of it. I will check the follow friday rankings even though since I started to do that I have found that I am not being followed based on #ff recommendations of the wonderful tweeters out there.
Check here if you want to look at Follow Friday helper and rankings yourself.
BUT it might also drop off my weekly to do list simply because of time. We’ll see
I have been talking, or is that writing, a bit lately about direction on a personal level with various friends, family and colleagues. But I still feel a touch confused.
But I shouldn’t be!
I am communicating like crazy.
Or is that crazily communicating.
Or should it be that I am crazy to communicate
Or what else could it mean?
I am on Facebook and Twitter, and have two etsy shops Unique Boutique Knits where you will find my patterns and some odd knits and bits. Then I have an etsy shop called ConnieLene where you will only find knits and that might be only for a wee while. This one is for the chop as it were.
Then I am on Youtube and as I am sure you have worked out already I am Connieleneknits The videos are of my (our graffiti) knitting exploits as well as bird life and bike travels etc in the Netherlands.
Crazy as it all seems I am also on the Big Idea but there I am ConnieLene Johnston and then there are other places in the world like LinkedIn, Digg as Connieleneknits, Ravelry as ConnieLene, GrownUpsNZ, my mobile for SMS, email, etc – there are too many places that I cannot list for time becomes an issue here.
All these internet connections are so that I can communicate with absolutely anyone who could be interested in me personally, and/or in my work, or in my travels with Best Beloved.
Life goes in full Circles!
Yes it does.
The very first connection I had with the world was with my mother and then with my family and communciation was snail mail, then the telephone other than real live real functional talking. You know that stuff – face to face. Fantastic stuff.
Life, work, marriage, children, illness, death, birth ……..
And we have forgotten to talk.
Oh we do communicate – but talk, what’s that!
Now we communicate via the ether.
I remember ether – it is what I used as a young nurse in an old coackroach ridden hospital ward in Auckland – to stun huge coackroaches into submission to be scooped up and washed down the sluice. I could still hear the scuttling of those other 10 million coackroaches but I did my bit with the ether.
Now I do so much with the ether – that I think everything has come full circle again. I feel like there are another 10 million connections that I am not making in this modern ether.
It is a little scary so.
Right now I just want family and friends and colleagues and fantastic face to face talking for a bit.
Maybe I have been alone here in the Netherlands too long. Maybe it is because I have been recently to New Zealand where we did lots of talking. Maybe it is because my sister has terminal cancer. Maybe it is because my sister is to be married this weekend, maybe it is just that I am not there.
I know, I am not alone – Best Beloved is here. He leaves for his work at around 7.30 in the mornings. I am not sure of the time – he brings me a wonderful coffee up two flights of stairs and then goes to work. He comes home again around 5.30 or 6 generally. I might go to the shops and the rest of the time I am alone.
Gosh I think I am having words with me.
Get up – get out there, only another 12 months and then who knows what we might get up to then – and I have at least enough yarn for another 50 sweaters, not that I will knit sweaters, and I am going to the Knitting and Stitch show in London. Then I will talk, I hope I will be talking a lot.
I am so looking forward to talking.
I will still communicate via the ether, but I am not going to try to make another 10 million ether connections.
For those who do not know just what Twitter is.
Mainly from Wikipedia :
Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service, owned and operated by Twitter Inc., that enables its users to send and read other user’s messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author’s page. Tweets are publicly visible by default.
I realised that my twitter when used around a specific project such as my “Lake Hawea Skirt / Outfit” actually makes its own story. And because I write my stories here on the website – I thought I could use my twitter for this one – and so I have.
Just in case you thought this – NO – Twitter does not pay me, I am not advertising twitter.
I am saving writing time by using my twitter this way for this project. I need to talk to and hear from people in support of my all round craziness and doubt around this project. Twitter is doing that for me because everyone in New Zealand is asleep when I am awake here in The Netherlands. I am just adding my thoughts as I would if there was someone here for me to talk to, but in 140 characters – and that is hard for me.
Maybe the world would be a better place if we could all restrict our sentences to a coherent (nearly) 140 characters, minus full stops and spaces if necessary.
Hear that all ye politicians and all ye all round nutters. See if you could do that – you might be real and honest. WOW
Aug 17, 10:51pm
Will I dream the skirt stitch counts? k1 – 25, slip 1, k1, PSSO, k1-25, slip 1, k1, PSSO, k1, will it work like counting sheep? snore bizzzz
Aug 18, 10:42am
Skirt is still in progress – think about the lace, not sure yet if I will add it. Maybe the lack of time will influence the decision.
Brain dead in the knit dept today. Skirt is at crisis point – what to do?????? stop or go on ???
should I be tweeting, kweeting, kneeting, knieting, knitting? I think I should, I think I could, I think I will, I think I am KNITTING now!!
Skirt at 200 stitches, casting off, then I will check my brain & decide what next. Brain is a little strung out just now, need colour & drama!
Skirt is sitting on chair saying go on, do something, do something else, go on. So I did do something. I bought yarn at De Afstap in Amsterdam
Thinking of top part of this outfit. Is it really called that today? I don’t know. I am to create full deal – top to toe for the parade.
Top design loses, bed wins. Brain is shutting down. I was skyping NZ at 1.30am my time (NL) to talk with sister at 11.30am her time (NZ)
Aug 19, 9:19am
Pile of mags, internet, knit books, ideas file, friend Meredith in Adelaide, We have to design the perfect top to go with the perfect skirt.
From Connielene – NOT A TWEET: There will be no more pictures – as I do have to keep the lid on what I am creating. I will still tweet a little of course so there may be a further chapter in the story of Lake Hawea.
Tweets for the uninitiated – can be no more than 140 characters. If you take the trouble to count the tweet characters you will see that mine here are 140 or 141 or 142. What that means is that I have added a full stop, or a space when I added them to my blog – which I ignored when I tweeted to keep the piece within the 140 characters.
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