Thursday, March 05, 2009

dang. there goes my afternoon.

Is anyone else following #queryfail on twitter?

27 comments:

Bradley Robb said...

No! How the hell did that slip by me?

And in a Twitter-related question, how do you feel about followers/following?

Steve Brezenoff said...

Are you kidding?! I'm not doing anything else. And me, on deadline. Oy.

Jenn Nixon said...

yep, been watching ALL day!

JES said...

Yeah -- poked my nose in for all of about 30 seconds, thought Time sink! Time sink!, and backed right the hell out. :)

Gina Black said...

It's like watching a train wreck. I haven't been able to take my eyes off it.

moonrat said...

Bradley--you know, I don't know. I haven't really figured twitter out yet. The only thing I really know is that I don't have time for it and shouldn't be on it!

Bradley Robb said...

I hear that about the time thing. My entire company is on here, and they all wonder how I hit deadlines and keep up the habit.

Anyhow, you've been "teh followed" by @knownhuman

angelle said...

woman, you are crazy. i can't believe you blog, facebook, twitter, AND Still have time to chat with me online. AND still have time to do work. um. can we say internet age overload???

Christine said...

*raises hand*

Since 9 this morning. I have not been able to tear myself away from Twitter!

JenWriter said...

Yes! I can't stop. Every time I go away from it, I get drawn back in. Funny stuff!

Jaime Theler said...

Absolutely. And not getting much else done, either.

nightsmusic said...

Thanks to #queryfail, you now have another follower, former lurker and first time poster here.

No, I've done nothing but follow queryfail today too! It wasn't quite such a timesuck until it grew. When it was just Colleen, well, she can do only so many but now O_O

I think I'll have to buy a large bottle of wine and waste future queryfail days away because I'm sure not getting anything done this way!

:)

Dawn said...

I was excited when I found it, but I couldn't follow it very well, so I bailed.

Dawn said...

OK, I went back and looked a bit longer and got some good laughs. But it could so consume my night. So I left again.

Richard Lewis said...

At the certainty of looking like a Luddite, but a repentant one, I signed up for twitter last week, but got confused by all this following business. (I'm on a home computer way over in Indonesia).

So I thought #queryfail would be a good start.

But the twitter search engine says there is no such thing for me to follow.

Can somebody bring enlightenment plus a cold Dos Equis?

Richard Lewis said...

But a *genius* Luddite. I figured it out all by myself. I have to follow the individual agents mentioned.

But I would still appreciate a cold Dos Equis.

Merry Monteleone said...

I just caught it late afternoon, otherwise I would've gotten nothing else done...

Moonie,

16 calls on a book about cathair potholders?!!! holy moly. My husband and I were on the floor rolling with thoughts of some deranged woman in middle america somewhere, in a house dress with claw marks everywhere and a wild gleam in her eyes. Shouting curses toward heaven and the herd of bald cats what have escaped her wrath.

Sorry... really worried about those cats though.

Whirlochre said...

Should I ever hurl myself from a cliff, the unforgiving surface against which my soon-to-be-vegetative musculature would splat, if I managed (in spite of all despairing intention) to bypass terra firma, would have as its logo...Twitter.

Janet said...

It was hilarious, wasn't it? Of course, I'm in my Twitter infatuation phase, seeing as I'm pretty new there.

It was actually pretty encouraging. I don't think I saw anything in there that I've been tempted to do, at least not in the last few years.

moonrat said...

Whirlocre, you have a way with analogies whose equal I simply have never encountered.

Shelli said...

mine too!!! and you can put no price on laughter :)

Sarah Laurenson said...

WO is awesome, isn't he?

Not into Twitter yet and it looks like I should steer clear. At least until I have a few best sellers under my belt and can quit the day job.

Whirlochre said...

Was that an analogy? I thought I was being factual.

I've had another look at this and I still don't get it.

The query stuff is fine, but I can't see why anyone needs to Twit when there are blogs and brevity. Same as I don't get Facebook when the world already has MySpace.

Ok Ok, I admit. I'm made of wood and powered by steam...

Michelle Muto said...

Yep. I watched. Time I could have been writing, but I couldn't look away...

Sara Nassrine said...

Wow. That was some amusing disaster zone.

If you have twitter, you probably don't need to be distracted further, but I found this a month or so ago: http://www.fmylife.com and I go now every time I think my brain is going to explode.

Good, consistent source for distraction and laughs. And after I got over my initial 3hr fascination session, I am only distracted by it for about 8 hilarious minutes per day.

Maree A. said...

ROFL! And wincing in sympathy. And v. thankful they're not talking about my queries...

annerallen said...

Another new follower here.

I ditto what Michelle said--all my writing time, frittered.

Saddest thing? I'll bet nobody who got #queryfailed followed it. They obviously don't read the blogs, poor dears.