I have really wanted to tweet a live event (this has nothing to do with any assignment requirements). I was going to do the Lincoln movie, but I couldn’t bring myself to being one of those people with a phone out, and I really wanted to sit and enjoy the movie. So while I was thinking about his is it occurred to me that the thing that people in my house were looking forward to the most was the premiere of Sofia the First on the Disney Channel. If you have watched the Disney channel for 20 seconds in the last 90 days, then you know what I am talking about. The marketing worked on my two girls, and we decided to watch it together. Because I have been actively procrastinating an assignment that I need to do, I was worried about taking the time to do it. That is when the genius occurred, why not live tweet the premiere? You can check out the in-depth analysis at https://twitter.com/JohnKAlexander
Following the show, I decided to interview my 5 year old about what she thought. She was not really in the mood to talk, so rather than expound on her points and make here sound like a analytical little kindergartner, I wrote the answers exactly the way she said them:
(Me)What did you like about Sofia?
(Her) I liked when Cinderella came, but it was a very short little show, I thought it would be way longer.
(Me) Did you learn anything new?
(Me) What is the deal with little girls and princesses?
(Her) Because they are pretty and I like to dress up like them.
(Me)Who is your favorite princess?
(Her) Ariel, because she is a mermaid
(Me)What do you want to be when I grow up?
(Her)There are so many things. Artist, builder, cowgirl, cook, inventor, ..okay I think that is good..
I learned a few things about live tweeting. You should really do something that you really care about, and that your followers are going to care about. Otherwise you become a hack that has to do something for a job or assignment. If you will allow me to return to the blog theme. When it becomes crunch time, then as a procrastinator you do not have the luxury of doing everything you want. You must swallow your pride, and embark down the path of least resistance. Go Sofia!