Thank You

Over 3 years ago my husband mentioned that maybe I’d like twitter.

“Twitter? What is that?”

“It’s social media.  Like Facebook”

Considering I wasn’t on Facebook, that didn’t really help me.  Twitter just sounded cooler than Facebook, so that night I set up an account.

Hmm.  I wonder if he regrets suggesting that to me?

It was love at the first 140.

For the first year, I tweeted to myself.

I didn’t know what the @ button was.  I never checked it.  I just kept plugging away with my 140 thoughts and noticed that I had a few followers.

One day I decided to click that “@” thing and noticed that people were tweeting TO me.  Like conversation.


Through new found conversation, people on twitter kept asking where my blog was.

This was hilarious to me.  A)  I don’t write.  B) I got a C in college English 103.

That combo didn’t exactly scream “Put paragraphs together!”

After some encouragement from people, many listed here, I would try this blog thing.

And that brings me to today.

Tonight I will stand on a stage to read words that I put together.

Words that would have never been put together without her.

Words that didn’t exist before my rambling daily 140’s.

Words that continued on this blog of mine that you may read.

Words that are possible for me to share because Ann Imig created the Listen to your Mother show.

Three years ago, there was no way I would have seen this in my future.

The love, support, and words of encouragement have been overwhelming.

And it’s amazing.

Thank You.


And a special thank you to the producers Melisa, Tracey, and the cast who each are beyond amazing.

My show spotlight here


23 thoughts on “Thank You

  1. Like you, I didn't click on that @ button for a LONG time into my twittering, and when I did – HOLY WOW did I discover and amazing world of brilliance and light that I had no idea was happening. You helped me fall in love with this big bad internet < three years ago, and I am so thrilled that you will now be able to give that gift to a whole new audience of people!

  2. Can't wait to see you up on stage tonight babe. Thank your wonderful husband for inviting us to that first Halloween party, and exposing us to the awesome that we would eventually also know as TheNextMartha :)

  3. You mastered this social media thing so quickly, I just figured out today by reading this post, I started following you on Twitter before you’d figured out the @.

    Congrats on being you, congrats on the show. Is kick ass the new break a leg? Let’s make it so: kick ass today.

  4. Its funny how things evolve. I am so glad your husband suggested Twitter because you are awesome to read whether 140 or more. And I love our little conversations.

  5. Oh gosh. We're finally here.

    I am SO GLAD that you're a part of this show. I can't wait to see you read your words on stage tonight, and I can't wait for you to hear people laughing (when they're SUPPOSED TO, of course!).

    And next week? Maybe we can get back to our new hangout and reminisce. ;) xoxo
    My recent post Listen To Your Mother Chicago: Countdown To Showtime!

  6. I joined a few years ago too…but totally didn't get it. I followed a friend through texts on my phone and would get all these inane messages to other people. Only seeing one side of the convo was boring LOL. Oppps. I only joined again once I started blogging. I had written on LiveJournal for a LONG time but decided to start a proper blog after having a baby. So 3 years for me this time too :-) Happy to have found you along the way!
    My recent post Finding Your Rhythm

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