When I started a Twitter account for my baby son, it was a bit of a joke, a bit of a novelty. I obviously couldn’t get him typing, so I typed myself, logging the kinds of things I thought he’d be thinking or saying.
Then the more I did it, I realised I was only making conscious decisions to post when it was relevant, when there was something to report. Anyone who has watched a baby grow up knows that at certain times, there are those key moments you want to remember – first solid food, first crawling, first smile. I ended up logging them on Twitter by default, and of course it helps they’re date-stamped.
— Joseph Turner (@JosephWTurner) March 10, 2009
went swimming for the first time today. most curious
— Joseph Turner (@JosephWTurner) March 23, 2009
And sometimes I let him type.
At the moment I mostly love my muslin, and especially playing peepo with it. Peepo!
— Joseph Turner (@JosephWTurner) June 18, 2009
I suppose if I was really clever I could mash this up, laying it onto a calendar and integrated with all my Flickr photos…. but then I’m not that clever.
— Joseph Turner (@JosephWTurner) March 22, 2009