On Publishing Tweets in the Newspaper

Two days in a row this week — Thursday and Friday — I had Tweets published in b, the local free daily paper.

Actual conversation from yesterday:

ME: Guess what! Guess what! I had another Tweet published in b. That’s two days in a row! Two days!


ME: Yesterday, they published my Tweet on how Snow Patrol needs to go away. Today, my Tweet on names for Ravens fight songs! Two days in a row!

COWORKER: Let me get this straight. You’ve written articles for Star Trek Magazine. You’ve written short stories. You’ve been published around the world.

ME: Right, right.

COWORKER: And it’s a little Tweet that gets you excited?

ME: Yep!

It’s a little game. b asks a question every day, and they publish the best answers they get. Wednesday they asked about a musician that needs to go away, which I’ve ranted about before. Thursday’s question on Baltimore Ravens fight songs didn’t really appeal to me (not a football fan, sorry), but it was an opportunity to jot down something silly; if the Ravens are named after Edgar Allan Poe’s “Nevermore,” then surely the name of the fight song can riff off Poe as well.

I didn’t answer Friday’s question; I did no good deeds yesterday that I can think of. *shrug*

And yes, I really am that excitable in conversation. :cheers:

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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