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Asheviller Blog Moves to Twitter – Short and Tweet

 

Hi All -

Late last year, after two plus years of blogging our relocation adventure on www.asheviller.com, I simply ran out of words and just didn’t have it in me to keep writing insightful elegant prose every couple days. We were, after all, officially settled in Asheville and the relocation excitement was over. Hooraw! But, ya’ll have been asking what we’ve been doing, where we’ve been going, what art Valerie is making, what projects I’ve been working on, etc.  So, I have some good news! I have finally succumbed to social pressure (translated: you hounded me enough that I finally gave in) and I decided to dust off our asheviller “relocation” blog…well, sort of.

I have learned about this new social media phenomenon called Twitter (you may have heard of it) that provides a way for people and businesses to keep their followers up-to-date. When Twitter first came out I dissed it because it was nothing but a bunch of celebrities and sports stars Tweeting their groupies about who they were dating and when they were pooping. Okay, it still is all that, but Twitter has grown up and lots of normal people now use it to keep their friends and family informed as to what they’re doing. The beauty of Twitter is that Tweets can only be, at most, 140 characters – I think I can handle that much writing – but they can include links to pictures (worth 1000 words, right?) and websites, too.

So, without further ado, if you want to continue following our life adventures, we’ve moved to Twitter…

  • If you have a Twitter account you can follow us @ashevillers (Note the s at the end; unfortunately, @asheviller is owned but unused by someone).
  • If you don’t have a Twitter account you can go to www.twitter.com/ashevillers (Again, note the s at the end. Just save this link to your favorites).
  • This will be the final blog entry of www.asheviller.com but above it will be an entry showing all our future tweets. You can still come here to see what’s happening in our lives.

What makes this all workable and fun is that our new Nokia/Windows cell phones have built-in Twitter support (you don’t need “an app for that”) so if something notable happens in our lives I can write a short Tweet about it (with a picture) and post it to Twitter in seconds.

P.S. There is this other social media thing called Facebook. But, Ron don’t do Facebook because of its HUGE privacy issues. Twitter doesn’t care what my birthday is or who my friends are.

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Ron

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