Small Notebook is on Twitter!


I have a friend who is quirky and fun. First of all, she looks like Snow White. She wears colorful tights and jumpers. Sometimes she speaks with a funny accent. She has the kind of personality that grows on you, and the more I spend time with her, the more I like her. She is enthusiastic about getting involved in activities.

One time when we were eating breakfast at La Madeleine’s on a Saturday morning, I asked her, “Are you a joiner?”

She knew exactly what I was talking about. “Absolutely,” she replied. If there’s a club, she’s in it, and she usually holds an office too. She doesn’t go out of her way to avoid committees the way I do.

I do The Long Pause. While everyone is encouraging me to jump in, I stand there and wait because I savor that minute before I jump.

And so it has been with Twitter, a long pause between when I thought I might want to be in the stream but relishing the quiet before I jumped in. I did. I’m on Twitter now. Join me? I’m Rachel Meeks (@SmallNotebook).

About Rachel

I write about practical tips that will help you simplify at home. Connect with me on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. Lesson 1 You should follow people.
    Lesson 2 (for the bold) tweet
    Lesson 2 (for the cautious) retweet
    I love twitter but it is not for everyone. Don’t do facebook nor pinterest. Twitter is more for me, quick, fun (sometimes lots of fun), and, when you want it, informative. I also like that it is a more open system than facebook. You can look at anyone’s tweets who has public account.

  2. Fun!

    I’m a joiner. And then an occasional back-pedaler later, once I realize I’ve joined too many things…
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  3. I am so with you on this one. I resisted Twitter for a long time. I joined a while back, but I have a ridiculously small number of followers–I suspect because I haven’t truly embraced Twitter. I’ve only got so much time and attention I can focus on social media, and I was comfortable with FB. More and more, though, I’m thinking of shifting my focus to Twitter. Facebook’s new rules aren’t helping me connect with our readers. Wishing you luck–and please share anything you learn that’s especially helpful for such Twitterphobes as me! :-)
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  4. I’m slowly falling in love with Twitter. The more you use it, the more you do. I like that it is fast paced and a little more “private” than Facebook. Enjoy your new foray into social media!

  5. I’ll follow you, Rachel! But, I just barely know what that means. I joined twitter a few months ago and have yet to embrace it. I think I’m missing something. I’m more of a Facebook and Pinterest kind of gal. :)
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  6. Oh Welcome to Twitter!!! I may have been blogging a while, but it took years for me to join twitter and then, honestly, only to get a Pinterest account. I was pretty dormant on it and couldn’t see the value… but decided to make a twitter effort this year and I am loving it!!! It was getting over the first step and joining in that got to me!!! And for the longest time all I mentioned was the weather… “Good morning, the weather over here is…” but after my slow and clumsy start I have made some of my best friends on twitter – will never look back!!! So welcome and I hope you enjoy the wonderful world of twitter!!!
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  7. Welcome to the Twitterverse! Congrats :)

    And I am definitely a joiner, though I have learned how to say no to leadership positions that I don’t need, want, or have time for. I think my joiner attitude if left over from high school when all I cared about was building my resume and getting into my top choice for college!
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  8. Twitter can be fun but also a bit crazy at times. Since I have limited time on the computer I have found that Hootsuite allows me to participate in less time. You can see everything on one screen. ~ Jamie

  9. Awesome!! I’m proud of you for taking a bold step! I just joined not too long ago myself…@ThePinksmack. I love it… I find it very informative and entertaining. It’s very easy to get hooked…be aware : )

  10. It’s about time (smile).

  11. I have been on Twitter for a while. I don’t use it effectively, and it can be overwhelming. Like Jamie I use Hootsuite and have found it lets me process the incoming “stream” of tweets much more effectively. It also lets me post to FB simultaneously if I want to. I highly recommend Hootsuite!
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