Oh Twitter. Not a blog post goes by that I don’t mention it, but it’s just so damned interesting! What makes it even more interesting is the fact that I have my first name as my handle. Yep, I’m @Wendy. It wasn’t really a problem at first. When the local Calgary Twitter community was at a stage where most people remembered your Twitter handle rather than your real name, I didn’t have to worry. Everyone already knew it!
As the service became more popular, random users would discover that there was in fact a girl in Calgary using the @Wendy handle. They’d tag their friend, I’d answer. They’d talk about Peter Pan, I’d answer. For awhile, I think I had a bit of a following in Indonesia. Don’t ask me why, I couldn’t tell you, but I swear every other follower was from there.
One day back in 2010, I discovered this restaurant chain was using Twitter as well. You may have heard of them before…
I quite enjoyed answering tweets for people mistaking my account over the years. All it takes is that little apostrophe, and you get me.
And if you didn’t catch this recent news item…
I did make a random friend in Chicago thanks to Wendy Williams though, my Twitter pal Sid followed me accidentally think I was Wendy Williams, decided I was still pretty cool (even if I am Canadian) and continued to follow me anyway.
And then there was the time I was the devil’s spawn…
There’s some good that comes out of being @Wendy at least… I make people happy when I tweet them! The following was sooo meant for me, right?
I can’t deny that my life isn’t all that dull to begin with. But being the only @Wendy on Twitter? It adds an entirely new layer of interesting.
I’ve even got my own fan club.