Dear Facebook,

I'm sorry I've neglected you so. I've been a lousy "friend" this past year or so we've been together. I have no excuses except that I don't really "get you." I haven't spent the time needed to get to know you better and understand what makes you tick. I don't know the difference between "wall-to-wall" and "superwall." I have no idea what a "little green patch" is and I don't know what to do with all these snowballs people keep throwing at me. Where do they go? Do I throw them back? Should I build a fort?

I do have one little teeny confession to make. There is a reason why I haven't been around and why I haven't updated my profile info and my photo albums and why I haven't joined any fan pages or groups. I've been seeing someone else. I'll just come right out and say it. Twitter is so much fun and much less complicated. And as far a social media sites go, Twitter can kick your butt any day! (oops, sorry. I realize that was a tad harsh, but hey, the truth hurts.)

See, my life right now is so full and complicated that I need something simple and quick to help me communicate my thoughts to others. Twitter is simple and quick. I can reach hundreds of followers with one little click and when I've needed opinions or assistance the response has been overwhelming and instantaneous. I like that. Twitter is easy to navigate and update, link to and promote anything. With one simple tweet I can reach far beyond my inner circle of friends. And if I need to post pictures or talk about something in greater length, I have my blog. :)

So, I won't drag this out any longer. I guess the point of this letter is for me to say that I'd still like to be "friends" with you and I won't sever any ties right now but please don't expect me to hang out all day sending "virtual drinks" to my "friends"... frankly, I'd much rather have a real one! ;)

If you need me, you know where I'll be... with my tweeps:



  1. Your Twitter buddy agrees with you! Twitter is the BEST, it's the quickest way to get instant response and results. I can't tell you how many connections I have made through Twitter for my business, and how many sweet friends I can keep in touch with.

    Thanks for being a Twitter Buddy Extraordinaire Patty!

  2. Ha ha! I don't get the green patch or drinks or snowballs either. :-) Twitter away, my friend, twitter away.

  3. I guess that's supposed to be tweet away - so about the messed up verbage!


  4. Daria, you were the first person I followed on Twitter and so glad I did!!! :) LOVE YA, my friend!

    Melanie, so glad to hear I'm not the only one who doesn't "get" Facebook. Oh, and don't worry about the lingo... I'm terrible at keeping up with those too. ;)


  5. Patty This is too funny. I spent 2days just triing to figure out how to start a page on facebook. I totally agree with you its very confusing. I'm gonna check out twitter.
    Thanks for the laugh!

  6. I heart twitter 2!

  7. ha ha ha ha!! That was hilarious.

  8. Anonymous12:43 PM

    I spend so much more time on Twitter than on Facebook, but I have the 'illusion' of FB activity because my tweets automatically direct to my FB status. So, if someone comments on FB, I get the email notification, and go there to respond. It keeps the conversation going and me in the loop. All you have to do is add the Twitter app to your FB profile/page thingymabob.

    Twitter rocks.

  9. Anonymous1:24 PM

    Twitter is definitely much fun! I've gotten to know so many cool folks. And I love how easy it is to navigate.

    FWIW, I don't do any of those FB apps. Not willing to give up my privacy for the ability to throw things, grow things or just annoy other people.

  10. You are too funny. I haven't got on the Twitter bandwagon yet. And what the heck is supposed to happen when you get poked?

  11. I am getting ready to sign up with twitter based on what you said! Do most people use their actual name as a 'twitter name', or do people use their business name, or what??!!! I am not sure if I should put my first and last name or use my business name (which I am JUST getting started! yikes!) LOVE your new patterns, Patty! Can't wait to get them!

  12. Glad I was able to provide some entertainment for you gals!

    Sallie, LOL at "poked", yeah, WTH is that? Some days I get "hugged" other days I get "poked" and sometimes I even get "slapped". Feels like high school all over again! ;) (I have a feeling that after todays blog post I may get a lot more pokes & slaps than hugs over there... eeek!)

    The Portens, some people use their business name and some use their first/last name. I use "pattyyoung" as my twitter name because it's both. I'd say if you are mostly going to use Twitter as a business networking tool, then use your business name on there!



  13. Oh, so glad I'm not the only one not getting Facebook! I do love me some Twitter though!

  14. Anonymous8:53 PM

    hahaha... that IS hilarious! I need to get on Twitter pronto! Facebook is really ticking me off!


  15. Anonymous5:46 PM

    ROTFL! Patty...that's exactly how I feel about Facebook. I rarely visit my home page. However, I'm on Twitter all the time. So much "funner!" LOL

  16. Anonymous11:29 PM

    You are hilarious. See, I told you I wanted to be you when I grow up. LOL

  17. Anonymous10:08 AM

    well, I agree with you on that. Facebook has gone off the deep end. That's quite a grid of twitter friends you got there!

  18. I don't Twitter (yet) but by golly I agree with you 100% about Facebook. I just don't get it. Myspace I can handle, blogging is fine but I just don't get Facebook and probably never will!

  19. Anonymous12:51 AM

    You rawk! Even for a grandma here trying to understand it all, Twitter is soo much easier!

    I do have a FB account (grown kiddos can't believe it) but they keep changing the rules in the middle of the game.

    Time Out. Penalty.

  20. Thanks for the info Patty! I am still teetering between using my actual name loriporten or business name lovehazel. Decision making has never been my forte! I am starting to lean towards using my name because I don't think anyone will know who I am if I use lovehazel! Again, love your fabric and love your new patterns! Can't wait! ~Lori

  21. I so agree with you. Actually, I signed up for Facebook AFTER Twitter (I'm a little backward). But I do find Facebook to be harder to manage, but it also seems to be an area where I find a lot of personal contacts. You know, high school friends that hated me, old boyfriends, ex-husbands, the usual...

    But I do prefer Twitter. It's much easier to keep "open" on my computer all day and drift in and out- like my consciousness.

  22. Oh gosh, I always forget to check in on facebook until I receive an email from someone giving me plants or something odd like that.

    I heart twitter!!



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