If you were a fly on the wall at my house, you'd be sure to hear your share of fussing, complaining and whining. Maybe even a slammed door or two.

But enough about me.

In the pressure cooker that's parenting, I have exploded more than once. And it's harder to clean up than spaghetti night with a toddler.

So after years spent indulging in fruitless self-flogging, I finally let go of my obsession with getting it all 'just right.' I confess...I'm not a perfect parent.

Whew. That felt good.

Now, when my son saunters in with his 42nd tardy of the school year, I let it go. When I hear myself hollering "Whatever!" at my teenage daughter, I move on.

Having it all together is overrated anyway.

And I've determined not to waste God's grace. I'll never get it just right. You won't, either. So read on, sister. If you see a little of yourself in me, I hope it helps to know that you're not alone. Nope. If you're a mom, face it. You're never, ever alone.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tweet Me Tuesday: Social.com

Have you ever been on a website and thought, "My Twitter followers would love this?"

But you didn't really have the time or inclination to go to bitly.com or tinyurl.com to shorten the link and then go to Twitter to post it?

Well, there's an application that makes it easy-peasy to share your website finds with your followers! As an added bonus, this app will make it really simple to participate in Tweet Me Tuesday!

Social.com is an application that allows you to shorten URLs and tweet links without ever leaving the website you're visiting. All you have to do it visit Social.com and click the "Get It Now" button to sign up the first time. It gives you simple instructions on how to bookmark or "Favorite" the Social.com site.

Then, when you find a great article or blog post you'd love to tweet, just go to your Favorites or bookmarks, click on Social.com and it will bring up this window:

You can shorten the link and tweet it quickly without ever leaving the website you're visiting. Pretty sweet, huh?

Just another way to make it a little simpler to add value to your Twitter followers!

Okay, now on to Tweet Me Tuesday! It's as easy as 1, 2, 3, uhhh, 4...

1.) Tweet this post! Be sure to visit Kristen at MamaBytes, too! She is my wonderful co-host in this Blog Hop!

2.) Link up a post you’d like Tweeted using Linky Tools below. It can either be your most recent post or an older, favorite post you'd like to share with a new audience.

3.) Follow me and Kristen on Twitter! (if you’re not already)

4.) Visit the links below and Tweet as many posts as you'd like (linked below).

You can follow as many of these bloggers as you’d like on Twitter. (You can follow their blogs, too.)

When you Tweet a blogger’s post, it's nice to leave a comment telling them you tweeted it as part of Tweet Me Tuesday. Not required, but leaving comments is always good!

If you tweet at us/about us/for Tweet Me Tuesday please use the hashtag #TMT.
It makes it easier for us to find your tweets! Not sure about hashtags? See Kristen's post.

Please remember that Tweet Me Tuesday is about Linky Love! Please don't just leave you link and fly off! Visit as many of the others listed as you can. The more you interact with others, the more benefit to everyone.

Alright -- get to tweeting!



  1. how clever! I have seen some of these tools but this one is especially use friendly. Thanks Melinda. Will retweet this!

  2. You can do the same thing if you have Hootsuite, which btw is awesome! They have something called a "Hootlet," which lets you post a shortened link of the web page you are currently viewing directly to social media sites. I use it ALL.THE.TIME!

  3. How cool!!! This is a really good idea!! Being able to do it without having to go through a bunch of hoopla is awesome!

  4. I think that sounds like a great idea! I should've read it earlier... It's 11:30 p.m. now and this girl's got to get herself to bed! I'll check back next Tuesday...

    On another note, so glad my mention of Veggie Tales brought back good memories! I really do love me some Bob & Larry. A lot.


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