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It’s time for “Five Minute Friday” over on Katemotaung’s blog! Set the timer, write for five minutes, and post! Today’s word prompt:
Counting flowers on the wall
I attended the Five minute Friday Twitter party last night.
“Ok I’m here for the party. Over in the corner near the punch #fmf”
I followed the tweets of others at the party, chiming in.
My friend homeskoolmomcr showed up wondering if anyone saw her tweets.
I was all over it.
She began interacting with everyone else about hummus and blue toenails.
I inserted myself into the voting convo and voted for my 3 FMF word prompts for 31 days of writing in October.
Tweeted at Kate Motaung that I voted.
Tweeted at Holly Barret, “this isn’t about hummus, but I loved that bacon post today”.
Homeskoolmomcr told me she figured out her problem. She had turned her tweets to private. Only those who followed her were seeing them. I saw them because I was following her.
So 45 minutes in and 15 tweets later, I turned off my privacy.
The party was over by then.
Moral of the story: if you want to be part of the party, ya gotta turn your privacy settings off.
Lower the hedges
chop down the gates.
Take off the blinders.
You’ll remain alone.
And I can’t close without including this text in Ecclesiastes 4 which was in my Bible reading this morning!
“It’s better to have a partner than go it alone.
Share the work, share the wealth.
And if one falls down, the other helps,
But if there’s no one to help, tough!
Two in a bed warm each other.
Alone, you shiver all night.
By yourself you’re unprotected.
With a friend you can face the worst.
Can you round up a third?
A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped.”
~Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, MSG
I’ll be ready next week, guys. @ruthiegray123 #fmf #nomoreprivacy