I love polenta so when this Amy’s meal was on sale the other day I snapped it up! It’s no where close to restaurant polenta or the polenta wedges I had at my wedding (!) but I enjoy me some corn-y meal so it worked
If the entire cupcakes were at my house I would have eaten them all, but solo icing isn’t as exciting.
Well, until today when I wanted dessert and slathered the icing on the last of the banana muffin tops I massacred on Sunday.
It is hot here.
We’ve been very lucky to have a pretty mild summer up until recently. Okay, okay, it’s awesome here all the time but it has been hot this week. I finally caved and turned on the AC yesterday for an hour and today.
After being a long time reader I just recently started a blog of my own. I’m quickly realizing that there are many aspects of social media that I have yet to figure out…namely Twitter. There are so many symbols and abbreviations that I have no clue what’s going on or how to properly compose a tweet (RT? #? @?) I was hoping you could do an Ask A Monican with a brief ‘Twitter for dummies’ lesson. I need the must-know basics to help me and anyone else who might be late in jumping on the Twitter bandwagon.
1. You can tweet whatever you want up to 140 characters by just composing it and pressing tweet. That’s all you.
2. If you want to tweet something to a certain person put “@” in front of their twitter handle. Ex. If you want to tweet me you’d put
@RunEatRepeat You’re way too obsessed with watermelon!
*Even if someone does not follow you they can read what people are tweeting to them.
3. # – is a hashtag. It’s like a hot topic people are talking about (or you can use make them up). If you click on the hashtag you can see all the tweets with those keywords.
Ex. Lately I’ve been tweeting…
I didn’t bonk on my run this morning! #INGClassof2012 <- because that’s the hashtag for the NYC Mary Class of 2012
4. If you “follow” people you see all their tweets in your twitter stream. If they follow you, they can read yours. You can follow anyone on twitter that has an open profile – this includes celebs and fancy peeps! Cool huh.
Question: Got twitter questions? Or insights to share?