My Backwards New Year’s Resolution

I always like New Year’s resolutions.  It’s easy to be cynical about them, but there’s something really nice about everyone trying to improve their lives all together.  Trying to get healthy, eat better, read more, or watch less TV, it doesn’t matter, as long as you have something to work on.

I feel pretty healthy.  I eat fairly well.  I read a lot (although, I suppose I could always read more).  And there’s no way I’m watching less TV (as I said the other day, I just started another watch-through of the X Files.  So that ain’t happening.)

But one thing I’ve been meaning to do for the blog is increase my “social media presence.”  Which is a phrase that makes me kind of want to gag.  As a big introvert, being constantly in contact with other people makes me a little nervous.  And, frankly, I can’t imagine who would want to hear me mumble about the knots in my yarn and complain when I accidentally spill my tea over the shawl I’m working on.

twitter-logo[1]But, I’ve been told that Twitter is important these days, so I figure I’ll make a go of it.

So, follow me on Twitter @on_the_needles.  And I’ll try to be funny?  Or something.  It’s all very mysterious, how the whole thing works.  (And can someone explain how hashtags and stuff work?  I’m basically an 80-year-old woman when it comes to technology… so bear with me.)

I’ll give it the old college try for a couple months, and we’ll see how it goes.  Do you guys use Twitter?  If so, what do you use it for?  I’m still not clear on how it works (again, because I’m 80).

Do you have any other interesting (or non-interesting) resolutions this year?  I’d love to hear about them!

6 thoughts on “My Backwards New Year’s Resolution

  1. Sue

    Well, this may only be interesting to me, lol, but I’m psyched about it, so here goes: I did my 3rd 5K on Saturday, the New Year’s Run/LA at Night. I didn’t train for it at all, like I did the other two, but I still did ok–averaging a 16 minute mile pacetime.
    So my goal this year is to shave that time down by at least 3 minutes per mile, which is sensible and doable even for me (who spent the last 3 months planted in front if the tv knitting, when I wasn’t working at my sedentary desk job).
    My husband and I are registering for the December Santa To The Sea 5K in Santa Monica, and any other 5K’ s that sound fun to gauge my progress and give me inspiration to keep training on a regular basis.
    Wish me luck! 🙂

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