Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sarcoma on Twitter

I didn't see the point of Twitter from reading about it, so I signed up for an account a few days ago in order to get a sense of what it was all about. I didn't want to use my real name -- and I thought "Sick Guy" might sound weird without any context -- so I made a millisecond decision to log on as sarcomaguy. (I guess that choice tells us, again, what's usually on my mind.)

After a few days of goofing around reading what some smart writers and bloggers muse about when they are procrastinating, a strange thing happened: Some strangers decided to become my "followers." Since one can hardly disappoint a "follower," I wrote a couple of posts, er, "tweets." I've now impulsively decided that I am going to try to keep sarcomaguy updated with little observations, tips, links and thoughts from the world of sarcoma. I don't envision that many people will be checking it in real time on their cell phones, but I will also occasionally post personal breaking news -- scan results and the like. That said, the focus will be broader (and shallower) than here -- I'll probably link to some of the great stuff that, say, the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative puts out that doesn't directly apply to epithelioid sarcoma. If the feed can attract a little interest, I'll do my best to find good stuff to share on it.

Anyway, feel free to join my tiny band of followers and say hello if Twitter interests you.


Kathy said...

I'm on Facebook but I try not to be too sarcoma-ish out there. There has to be a sanctuary from this debacle. Facebook is just mindless enough to be that.

SG said...

I hear you. Tho one of the problems of reconnecting with old, old friends is eventually having to say, "and by the way, i've been battling cancer for the last three years..."