It’s been nearly five years since I jumped on the Twitter bandwagon, and before that, I was a child really. So for me, the concept of life without Twitter seems odd. You may think I’m attaching too much importance to a mere website, but hey, what can I say?
With Twitter, you can essentially create your own magazine/newsfeed/friendship group, and you only have to hear from the people you find interesting. Pretty neat, huh? Not that all my actual friends aren't super interesting. Of course.
Aaaaaand there’s always something new going on! Bored at a bus stop? Twitter! Waiting for the kettle to boil? Twitter! Trying to distract yourself from the fact that you’re exercising while on a stationary bike (just me?)? TWITTER! It's always there for you.
Twitter is so important business and career-wise now too, but I could rant on for hours about that. In fact, a while ago I actually did write a post about how you can use social media to get ahead in your career – Twitter has certainly been amazing for me in that area.
Speaking of, I had a job interview last week (more on that later… maybe. Sorry), and one of the questions I was asked was, ‘Who do I like to follow on Twitter?’ And when put on the spot like that, it wasn’t the easier thing to answer. Naturally, I thought of about a billion better answers afterwards, but that’s always the case with job interviews, isn’t it?
It got me thinking. I follow a lot of different publications for news updates, I follow celebrities, I follow people whose jobs I’d love to have or those who work in industries I’m interested in, but d’you know what? Sometimes I just follow people because they’re funny.
I started compiling a list of my favourite tweeters, and I realised they were pretty much all female. So yeah, let's hear it for the sisterhood!
Today I give you some of my favourite ladies on Twitter. I blatantly will have missed someone off, and if it’s you, I’M REALLY SORRY! But I hope if you don’t already follow this lot you might consider doing so. They’re great. Oh, and do hit me up with other suggestions!
In no particular order…
1. MummyBarrow - @MummyBarrow
Ad at the cinema for Weightwatchers. Immediately followed by "get your snacks in the foyer" ad.
— MummyBarrow (@MummyBarrow) January 11, 2014
2. Emma Kennedy - @EmmaK67
Just ironed a duvet cover. I don't know who I am anymore
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaK67) January 11, 2014
3. emma freud - @emmafreud
have just had breakfast with a guinea pig. in truth.. he was excellent company. is this what they call the menopause?
— emma freud (@emmafreud) January 12, 2014
4. Positive Troll - @ThPositiveTroll (OK, can't be certain on the gender of this one but I'm including him/her anyway)
You woke up today. You are alive. That, like the sun on the day you planned a BBQ, is a great thing that's not guaranteed. Enjoy it.
— Positive Troll (@ThPositiveTroll) January 11, 2014
5. Alison Perry - @iamalisonperry
Question of the day: would you rather look like Jessica Alba or Jessica Biel? (me: Biel)
— Alison Perry (@iamalisonperry) January 8, 2014
6. Hadley Freeman - @HadleyFreeman
Ahhh, that familiar sinking feeling when you realise just as you press send that you signed off a work email to a stranger with "xxx"
— Hadley Freeman (@HadleyFreeman) January 11, 2014
7. Common White Girl - @CommonWhiteGrls
how many times is it appropriate to say ‘what’ before you nod and smile because you still didn’t hear what they said
— Common White Girl (@CommonWhiteGrls) January 8, 2014
8. Caroline Corcoran - @cgcorcoran
The bit where they go on holiday and it's clearly totally out of season & freezing is definitely my favourite bit of #takemeout
— Caroline Corcoran (@cgcorcoran) January 11, 2014
9. Elizabeth Windsor - @Queen_UK
Text from Prince Harry: "I am sooo going on #takemeout! Let the ginge see the minge! BOOM!" Awkward.
— Elizabeth Windsor (@Queen_UK) January 4, 2014
10. Sarah Millican - @SarahMillican75
It's Paddy McGuiness' fault that every time someone says "Lights out", I have to say "All out". I don't even think it means anything.
— Sarah Millican (@SarahMillican75) January 10, 2014
11. Busola Evans - @busolaevans
I've got three days to wean the 2yo off mince pies. Wish me luck.
— Busola Evans (@busolaevans) January 4, 2014
12. Caitlin Moran - @caitlinmoran
Respect to the person who was bravely transporting the National Mildew Collection on the Victoria Line this morning.
— Caitlin Moran (@caitlinmoran) January 8, 2014
13. Jo Elvin - @jo_elvin
About to have dinner* with Glamour writer Celia Walden (*wine, cheese straws).
— Jo Elvin (@jo_elvin) January 6, 2014
14. Dawn O'Porter - @hotpatooties
I just wanna live everyday like I'm in a Tampax commercial.
— Dawn O'Porter (@hotpatooties) January 12, 2014
15. Bryony Gordon - @bryony_gordon
I thought Jonah Hill was Peter Kay :-( #grahamnorton
— Bryony Gordon (@bryony_gordon) January 10, 2014
So yes. Go follow them all! As you've probably gathered, these are all women I admire, both for their Twitter wit and actual real life careers. People I'd like to be, I suppose. Potentially excluding Her Maj, but ya know, she does say Prince Harry's up for going on Take Me Out, so there may be a way into the Royal fam for me yet...