40 days, six weeks later I am finally celebrating my return to Twitter today. A cursory look at my notifications earlier on showed me that I received quite a few nice tweets during my absence. I am very sorry that my failure to react, appears rude and unappreciative, and I will try and reply belatedly. – My Lent resolutions were all kept, but let me admit to you that staying away from Social Media was much more difficult than giving up chocolate! And to make up for my absence on the short message network, I made a little Twitter shrine. This will be exclusively raffled on Twitter – instructions in the tweet on my profile there, as well as below the following RAPS presentation!
So. Here’s a bit of a genesis story to today’s RAPS. I was quite busy in the last three weeks, as well as pissed off with hardware problems
as you are all too aware by now. Rather than work on my lame PC, I did all kinds of other things. Baking flapjacks, tidying up, making shrines. Tidying up is always great for the shrine making business. It means I come across stuff which suddenly looks ideal for a RAPS design. In this case I happened upon a fluffy yellow chick and an empty Lindt chocolate tin that provided the impetus for a Twitter shrine. With Easter and spring around the corner, a container gifted to me by Suzy was the perfect choice.
Call it recycling mania
or plain old stinginess? but a lot of the decor came from wrappers and other assorted trash. The “love” sticker on the tin was actually on the plastic in which a bunch of flowers was wrapped. I carefully prised it off and reused it. And the shiny pink backdrop of the shrine’s inside was the wrapper of a delicious little Lindt chocolate heart that came in a tin of choccies sent to me by Hariclea for the #RichieValentineSwap. In the heart-shaped tin, the chocolates were secured by a thicker piece of shiny, purple card that provided the perfect slogan – and the inspiration for the shrine. See for yourself:
Ok, that’s a screen cap from The Golden Hour with the delicious Dr Track being tickled
pink. But I needed a picture of RA to smile at the lovely tweep bottom left. Aren’t we all fluffy little chicks on Twitter when it comes to the master’s tweets??
Talking of “master” – there’s something that RA does very well on Twitter and that has his followers in raptures…
Yes, there are more selfies, but well, I had to make a selection somehow. Bearded, stubbled, at work, being silly, being bespectacledly cool, killing with his blue-eyed gorgeousness.
My favourite selfie is the one bottom right. And that’s why I am embedding another gratuitous shrine picture without a candle obscuring him.
So there. That’s for you, Twitter! I hope it reflects some of the fun we have with Mr A on that platform.
As mentioned in the intro, this RAPS will be raffled on Twitter exclusively. While that may mean I have to forego the much-coveted and -appreciated comments here on the blog *fishes for comments*, the raffle is of course open to anyone who has a Twitter account. Here’s what you need to do: Simply RT my raffle tweet on Twitter. I am disabling the automatic Twitter post of *this* blog post so you don’t get mixed up. For your convenience, here is the raffle tweet you need to RT if you would like to win this RAPS. Either click on the RT symbol in embedded tweet below, or follow this link to the tweet to RT from Twitter itself.
Glad 2 be back! Here’s a raffle for my tweeps 🐣: RT til Tues 6pm GMT & u r in draw for this exclusive Twitter RAPS 💕 pic.twitter.com/W6igft6oBW
— Guylty Pleasure (@GuyltyPleasure) March 27, 2016
Raffle is open until Tuesday, March 29 2016, 6pm GMT. I’ll announce the winner via @tweet on Twitter.
Edit: As a late addition, here’s Kathy’s spontaneous “Ode to Twitter Selfies” (rescued from the comments) that sums it all up!
Ode to Twitter Selfies.
I’m not bitter,
I’m not on Twitter.
Can’t remember why.
But missing a chance,
To win this cute RAPS.
Makes me want to cry.
It’s really neat,
For those who tweet,
To have a chance to win.
Hearts like jewels,
And eyes like pools,
Inside a lovely tin,
That’s crammed to the lid with him.
Good luck to you, tweeps, and have a hoppy Easter!