A week in tweets

This week I am starting a New Thing, so bear with me while I set the scene. I promise that next week I won’t blather on. It’s a thing that you can get involved in though, so do pay attention.

Inspired by a column in Mslexia magazine, I’m starting a new regular slot called ‘A Week in Tweets’. Every Tuesday I’m going to post my week in tweet form, so no more than 140 characters for each day, and I’d love it if you would do the same and come and share them.

They can be real events or completely made up, I don’t mind, as it’s a great creative writing exercise – the writing process is all about the editing after all, and the 140 character limit is a fantastic way to boil your writing time to it’s basics. Some weeks I might have a theme, sometimes they’ll be funny (hopefully), and sometimes they might be sad. This week though, as it’s new, I’m easing myself in gently with some general twittering that I think sums up my week.

Monday – Just entered a competition to win £50 worth of sweets. I think I need to focus a bit more. And perhaps eat some lunch.

Tuesday – Played at being in charge at @TheSteadyTable. Managed to remember names. Distracted though by cake cabinet.

Wednesday – Just tried the new chocolate Philadelphia. Feel a bit uncomfortable, like I’ve just eaten cheesecake on toast.

Thursday – Very excited about the Greek salad downstairs. (Not any kind of euphemism, although it sounds vaguely dirty).

Friday – End of working week. No excuse now for hiding in attic office drinking tea. :-(

Saturday – Overcame fear of wild horses by imagining worst case scenario – self crushed savagely underhoof. #powerofnegativethinking

Sunday – Woken up with lovely Mother’s Day cup of tea in bed. At 7.09am. *frowns*

I’d really love it if you joined it, but there’s no pressure, I shall do it regardless. If you do fancy taking part, I’ve even made a badge, which you can add to your own blog. It took me about 27 hours to work out how to do all of this, so please try to look impressed, even if you don’t want it:

This is the code you need:

<a href=”http://www.slummysinglemummy.wordpress.com/a-week-in-tweets/”><img src=”http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh629/Slummysinglemummy/Aweekintweets.jpg” alt=”” width=”144″ height=”196″ /></a>

If you’ve written your own week in tweets, please leave a comment and a link. I promise to read them all.


  1. Shile 20 March, 2012 / 5:04 pm

    I am definitely going to try this. It sounds like a good idea

    • jomiddleton 21 March, 2012 / 9:36 am

      Thanks Shile! Do come and post your link so we can all see how you got on :-)

    • jomiddleton 21 March, 2012 / 9:35 am

      It was a BIT weird. Like chocolate spread that has gone off a bit? It is something like 55% cheese and 22% chocolate. Definitely odd.

  2. scribblingmum 20 March, 2012 / 7:49 pm

    Oh yes, I do like the sound of this. And did you REALLY make that badge yourself?! ‘mazin.

    • jomiddleton 21 March, 2012 / 9:35 am

      If by ‘make’ you mean did I spend a significant amount of time searching for an unusual, copyright free twitter related image, and then use PAINT, (like a six year old), to add some text and make it the right size, then yes, yes I did :-)

      The tricky bit was the coding, and getting it to show in the post and not just turn into another picture! I really do NOT understand HTML…

    • jomiddleton 21 March, 2012 / 9:30 am

      Thanks for getting involved Cat! Wednesday made me laugh a lot – great hashtag!

  3. MelkshamMum 20 March, 2012 / 10:09 pm

    This looks great! Are you going to set up a weekly kinky thingy? x x

    • jomiddleton 21 March, 2012 / 9:28 am


      Well, I did try, but because I’m using wordpress.com and the Linky I found uses Java script (I have no idea what that is btw), it would only let me do it on a separate page, rather than creating a list at the end of the page, and I wasn’t sure that would be quite as friendly? I will have to investigate other options…

      • MelkshamMum 26 March, 2012 / 8:10 pm

        I didn’t understand a word of that! Java script? Eh? Seriously though there’s Mister Linky or Linkytools, I think they’re both free x

  4. fivegoblogging 20 March, 2012 / 10:10 pm

    Lovely fun idea. Watch this space….( ). Yes that one.
    I”l be back 😉

  5. actuallymummy
    20 March, 2012 / 10:39 pm

    Great idea. I will try to join in too – although my tweets this week make v dull reading!

    • jomiddleton 21 March, 2012 / 9:26 am


      You can always make them up, and pretend you have a terribly glam life??

  6. saveeverystep 21 March, 2012 / 11:15 am

    Lovely to find you, and this is a great idea. Impressive badge-making BTW. I may join in but this week’s Tweets included a story about trying on my 35 yr old Girl Guide uniform (bonkers, and very tight) and a picture of Little House on the Prairie….not even sure why I shared them the first time, let alone round 2!!!!

    • jomiddleton 21 March, 2012 / 7:57 pm

      Well that sounds ideal to me!! Go on, do it, you know you want to… :-)

  7. The Mad House 21 March, 2012 / 11:17 am

    I love this idea. I will try and join in when I can

  8. EmmaK 21 March, 2012 / 5:19 pm

    ooh this has certainly piqued my interest! I will get on it but think I may tweet from the point of view of my guinea pigs

    • jomiddleton 21 March, 2012 / 7:54 pm

      Perfect! I love the idea of tweets pretending to be different things and people. I’m definitely going to tweet as both my daughters at some point. And perhaps my favourite TV and book characters. Or maybe the Queen – Sue Townsend style. So many possibilities!

    • jomiddleton 26 March, 2012 / 12:34 pm

      I love these – I think they’re brilliant, you tell such a story in so few words!

      Sorry about the badge not working, I knew I was shite at coding… maybe just a bit of copying and pasting??

    • jomiddleton 10 April, 2012 / 6:43 am

      Thanks Louisa! I’m just about to do another one, so keep an eye on my home page today, it would be lovely if you could take part again :-)

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