Ever since I went back to work full-time in June, I have been both fully present and fully absent in the blogosphere. The Waiting has lived up to its name: it sits patiently waiting to receive my critical observations regarding Buzzfeed and cloth diapers, to which I do not give it a scrap. This blog’s Facebook page has similarly been sitting idle. This is what happens when you blog for real money. Since my job entails running all the social media for a bustling nonprofit, I don’t have much to give to my own projects at the end of the day.
Cue tiny violin. It’s rough getting paid, guys.
I have, however, been fairly active on the ol’ Twitter throughout my hiatus. If you can’t make time to observe the world in 140-character increments, you may as well unbutton your pants permanently.
I was looking through my own personal Twitter feed recently because I just can’t get enough of myself when I noticed a slightly disconcerting trend: I tweet about children’s television shows inordinately often.
Oh sure, I tweet about other things too, such as ideas for apps I will never actually execute, Michael Jackson lyrics, and the glory of not shaving my legs for three whole months now that leggings weather is upon us. However, children’s television programming – and namely, Nick Jr. shows – is clearly something that I am deeply invested in at this point in my life.
Let’s talk about that.
Why? BECAUSE IMPORTANT.
In my observance of National Emily Posts Month (NaEmPoMo), I’ll be dedicating each Monday in November for posts about some of the kids’ TV shows I like to tweet about, in the hopes that I can move on to more pressing age-appropriate matters like The Walking Dead and Portlandia. It should be fun if for no other reason than I will finally get the chance to present my theory that Dora the Explorer is just a front for a money-laundering operation run out of Lichtenstein.
What do you find yourself tweeting about? Did you think that you’d be the best thing to happen to Twitter since Wil Wheaton only to realize that all you do is tweet links to your Facebook posts?