It's helped me become more comfortable with the idea of having a child by myself; introduced me to new friends and readers; helped me reconcile my single-hood; kept me focused when I felt like spinning out; provided a place to record my (still-ongoing) remodel; given me a forum to rant when I need to rant; and been a valuable sounding board and source of advice, thanks to everyone who comments and emails.
But the biggest thing this little blog has done for me-- this week, anyway-- is make me re-think Twitter.
After your comments on Monday, I re-assessed my approach to the monster that is Twitter and decided I've been all around too slapdash.
So I unfollowed several people whose tweets didn't do much for me, and started searching for people who shared my interests. I gotta be honest, I'm still having a hard time with the whole searching thing-- it seems haphazard, at best, and it's virtually impossible to find what you're looking for most of the time. But I'm working on it. And while I still don't know what the hell a meme is, and I haven't a clue how to use the word 'fail' properly, I think I've started to understand what hash marks are all about.
Also, I've learned that, when it comes to being funny in 140 characters or less, no one beats Mindy Kaling.