Twitter Withdrawal Language

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Today is Independence Day in Zimbabwe, celebrating thirty three years of independence from colonial rule. Regardless of the political situation here, that is indeed cause to celebrate in my book. I don’t get involved in anything at all political here. I’m a South African citizen anyway, and politics can be a slippery slope no matter where you live. African Me & Satellite TV was inspired by racism and colonialism across Africa, as well as the struggle for freedom against apartheid in South Africa. That being said, even though the story plays out in Zimbabwe, it’s a novel at the end of the day, with those themes running throughout the book. It never occurred to me that its publication would more or less coincide with elections here, but I’m happy that I held it back now. I’m watching events unfold here with keen interest, and really hope that everything goes smoothly and that the lovely peoples of this country can get back to living their lives again.

I managed to load up Twitter properly after quite some days barely getting a look in there. Today the electricity is on and my internet is at least working, although slow as a sick snail. It’s always Twitter and Facebook that won’t load when the internet is slow. This last week has seen the air turn blue for miles around a central me, and I’ve come up with many new and exciting ways of using the foulest words in the English language. Twitter is my favourite online place to be so it’s the worst place for me to be locked out of. Apart from the banter and the chat I don’t think that there is a better place for information gathering. I most of all love reading the few lines under new follower’s monikers when I follow back. I love the way some describe themselves, and make me instantly want to be their friend, and find out all about them. There really are some fascinating people in the world. I’m going to make a project of properly checking out a few of my follower’s profiles and tweets every day, and making sure that no amazing people are following me un-eyeballed.

Unfortunately after so many days of not being able to open a lot of emails, and posts on all the sites that I am part of, I know for a fact that some will be overlooked. This really bothers me. I hate the thought of anyone in the world thinking that I wouldn’t respond to anything they have to say. I think that ignoring anyone communicating directly with you is most unkind, so I’ll try my best to find every little thing. It might just take a while longer. And so, back to work for me.

Till next time friends. xxx


8 thoughts on “Twitter Withdrawal Language

    gillswriting said:
    April 18, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Hmmm I have shied away from twitter so far but your comments are tempting me!! Gonna take a more active following of your blog now I have a little more time for me, !!supposedly!! LOL Gill


      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 18, 2013 at 10:21 am

      Cool Gill!!! Twitter really is brilliant. There are a nice bunch of people out there, and I’ve learned loads from opening various articles and posts there. Got some nice books too. 😀 xxx


    cicampbell2013 said:
    April 18, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Hmm! Not gotten into twitter yet. Will think about it. Nice post. Love the wee hut. What’s it’s story? X


    jorobinson176 responded:
    April 18, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    It’s just a little thatched garden decoration. The grass grows really tall around here, and there are some amazingly talented thatchers too. Just a bit of whimsy. :)xx


    Jane Fritz said:
    April 18, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Wow, what a strange feeling I get when I read that it is the 30th anniv of Zim’s independence. So many conflicting feelings. Out of the frying pan and into the fire. We were in Vic Falls in 2001 and it was so unsettling. And just across the border in Botswana it was so different. I wish everyone in all countries in southern Africa a bright, bright future. There is so much promise … yet to be realized.


      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 18, 2013 at 6:39 pm

      Totally right Jane! We went on a couple of shopping trips to Botswana – lovely place – apart from the donkeys in the road. 😀 Zim right now is a scary place for many. My fervent wish is for all the violence to stop. Greed. Corruption. A sad state after the brilliant freedom fighters won their war. My hope is for those guys to focus on the people – and not allow them to be killed and maimed in the name of politics. It really is a crying shame. But it will be fine after all, I think – after all of us are gone probably – these things aren’t fixed in short years. 🙂 xx


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