Twittermoms: the friendliest site on the interwebs

by DaniGirl on September 27, 2008 · 3 comments

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As I mentioned recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time on Twitter. Microblogging (you’re limited to a paltry 140 characters) appeals to where I am right now… only one thought at a time need be expressed, without editorializing or rambling. It’s kind of refreshing.

Twitter must have been featured at the latest BlogHer or something, because all of a sudden this summer all my favourite mom bloggers showed up on Twitter, and that was cool, too.

Any site with the raging popularity of Twitter has plenty of people lining up with add-on features and clone sites. This morning, I stumbled upon TwitterMoms, a social networking site for moms who tweet on Twitter. I noticed that TechCrunch had a post up about them, and I’m a sucker for signing up for new toys, so I joined and took about three minutes to poke around. I’d hardly taken a boo at the front page when Lucas ran out of Cheerios and I left the computer to get on with my morning.

There’s a good chance that I would have likely forgotten completely about the site by now, like so many of the sites I’ve signed up for in the last year or so. (I’m an irrepressible joiner, and I especially love to join things when they’re new.) We went out, ran a few errands, and when we got home I popped on the computer to check my e-mail… and found my inbox full of messages from Twittermoms. In just a couple of hours, I had half a dozen welcome notes written on my “wall” and four friend requests. Yikes! Real messages, too, not just computer-generated ones. It’s a little bit scary, actually. I guess I’m used to the old days on the bulletin boards, when you had to hang around and prove yourself before you started making friends. I’ve never seen people come running out of the woodwork to say hello before.

I feel kind of bad accepting those “friend” requests, even if they are from complete strangers. But considering my bloglines account is practically bulging at the seams and my Facebook status hasn’t been updated in a month or more, I don’t know when I’ll next get around to TwitterMoms again. If you’re looking for a new place to hang around, they’re certainly a friendly crew over there!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Renée aka Mekhismom September 27, 2008 at 2:51 pm

Well, I am one of those Twittermoms that welcomed you and even if your bloglines is filled and facebook is stagnant we can follow each other on twitter. Actually twitter is now replacing my reader.

2 Megan September 28, 2008 at 5:15 pm

Hello DaniGirl!

I’m the founder of Twittermoms and I’m so happy you joined! A HUGE thank you for your blog post too! You ROCK! I know life is crazy with everything we have going on as moms – I just wanted to say Twittermoms will be there for you when you feel like connecting with some friendly and fun moms! Being a mom is not always easy – we get it! So stop by when you get a chance…someone’s always around!

3 anita kaiser September 28, 2008 at 6:17 pm

I’ve been on there since almost the begining – think i”m member 160 or something and it’s now exploded to over 1000 moms…………….it is a really fabulous space lots of support, lots of interesting moms, great place to be!

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