Monday, June 27, 2011

Who's on twitter?

In an attempt at search engine optimization, I created a twitter account last November, but haven't used it much. My lack of a smart phone is a hindrance on tweeting, so I never remember to post anything.  I should, as it's a great way to publicize my blog and get more readers/community members.  Every once in a while I do a twitter search for trailing spouse keywords, and today I found the Trailing Husband blog:

That's how people find my blog too!  Depressing, but not depressing at the same time.

I am also now infinitely more google-able.  If you search "trailing spouse blog" (but without the quotes) I am on the second page.  That's up from the 17th!  That means that next time some lady all tripped up on gender expectations and fear of moving figures out that "trailing spouse", as odious as it sounds, is a term she can use, she may stumble onto my blog and feel a little better.  And find other people's blogs, and maybe stop stumbling.  Guys, too, because it's not boys against girls.  Gender expectations make things suck for everyone.

So, if y'all have twitter accounts, let me know and I'll follow you!


  1. I am SO happy I found your blog :) We can tweet to each other:!/junevintage

  2. "Gender expectations make things suck for everyone." I love that!

  3. Thank you so much for linking to my blog! I have found yours very helpful to my situation already and look forward to your future posts.


  4. @Trailing Husband Glad you're here! Your perspective is not one I've read about, so I really like your blog. I'm glad mine helps you.

  5. Just followed you on Twitter ;-) May I suggest you put a "Follow me on Twitter" in your sidebar so people can find you more easily? I always look for that when checking out a blog.

    If you take a look at my Twitter list of expat blogs you'll find lots of other trailing spouses (aka STARS - Spouses Trailing And Relocating Successfully).

  6. Your post was a lovely read! I too just started twittering a wee bit more trying people to notice my blog and my artworks. Hard work though ;)


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