Monday, January 9, 2012

Cool things I've learned from twitter

If you are like me, you are a little amazed and sometimes overwhelmed by all of the great info there is floating out there on the internet. For me, one of the greatest ways to sort through everything and find what  is pertinent to me is by using twitter. By selectively choosing who I follow, I have a constant stream of thoughts, ideas and articles that add information, motivation and inspiration to my life.

The really cool thing is the way that information is passed along from one user to the next. One great bit of info or insight can be passed along to hundreds and thousands of other followers by the simple use of the Retweet! Ya gotta love that technology!

Just today, I found this great article about pervious paving in a tweet from @hcconservancy . Pervious paving is a great way to allow water to seep into the earth, cutting down on stormwater runoff and pollution.

I also found this tweet from @CanarsieBK about Roasted Balsalmic Brussell Sprouts. How yummy does THAT sound? I think @CanarsieBK is also the one that had a great tweet about growing green onions from green onions, something I have been doing ever since I read it: Growing Green Onions from Green Onions in Your Kitchen

Every day, I get great motivational quotes from @AnnTran_ such as this one that she tweeted a few minutes ago. "Just be nice, take genuine interest in the people you meet, and keep in touch with people you like." — Guy Kawasaki"

I also get my daily dose of beautiful photos from twitterers such as @screek and these that were just tweeted about by @paul_steele

And since I'm mentioning people I follow, I have to mention @DerekMarkham just because he was one of the first people I followed, years ago, and he never fails to disappoint! His twitter profile pretty much sums him up: Generally green, sprinkled with randomness & slathered with peanut butter. Father, blogger, new media fool. Good man. Skilled shoveler. Full of snark.

I could go on and on about the great info that you can find on twitter. There was a time when I thought that twitter was ONLY for people who had smartphones. Until I became a twitterer myself, I didn't realize how fun and easy and important it would be!

Anyway, if you haven't yet discovered twitter, I ecourage you to check it out. And if you are on twitter, take a look for me out there. My twitter name is @dclawngarden


  1. I totally agree & am excited to try the brussel sprout recipe. I love the "unintended learning" aspect of Twitter & the acceptance that you can use it as your time/interest allows. Cheers!

  2. Thanks for the mention and I am glad you enjoy my photos.

  3. Thanks for following people on Twitter, so we don't have to!

  4. I, for one, really appreciate Betsy's willingness to cut through all the noise in the Twitter-verse and find really good stuff for gardening enthusiasts to read!


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