Do Eagles tweet? Yes. Or at least this one does

Firstly, apologies if you are an ornithologist who has clicked onto this page hoping for an article on the subject of the eagle and bird calls. I am planning on writing such an article at some point in the future, but this particular blog post concerns itself with advertising the fact that I have a twitter page. Not only that, but at the time of writing this post, I have posted one tweet. I obviously plan on doing more tweets, hence why I am drawing your attention to my presence on Twitter.

Follow me on Twitter @thedavideagle.

Currently I have twelve followers, which is the same number as the disciples of Jesus, so I’m feeling pretty smug; although, my followers have only had to click a button, where as Jesus’ followers left their families and friends and actually followed him around, which shows a little bit more commitment. I’m not particularly keen on the idea of you doing that though; I’m happy simply for you to follow me on Twitter. And don’t expect me to wash your feet or anything. In fact, stop going on, comparing me to Jesus.

I’m a little uncertain as to how well me and Twitter will get on. As you may have noticed from my blog posts, I am not particularly well versed when it comes to brevity, and Twitter insists that tweets must be 140 characters or less. I hate imposed maximum word counts. I was also asked by the BBC today to send a biog, no more than fifty words long. Damn them, they had found my Achilles’ heel. To add further insult to this outrageous request, the brief about what the biog should contain was 54 words long. They were patently gloating, rubbing their unfettered pros in my face. No one rubs their unfettered prose in my face and gets away with it; I’ve always said that. I’ll get my own back one day. But to add further insult, they asked me to write the biog in the third person, meaning that I would have to write “David Eagle” rather than “I”, robbing me of a precious word – 2% of my total allowance. But Twitter and the BBC will not grind me down with their word embargoes. I have done my first tweet and I intend to tweet more.

the 110th Young’uns Podcast will definitely be released next week. I left my bag with my wires in Sean’s car after a Young’uns gig, and he has taken it to Manchester. So when I am reunited with my wires this weekend, I will release the podcast.

Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @thedavideagle. I’ll be practising at being concise and brief on my Twitter page; but I don’t think there’s any chance of that brevity and conciseness making its way over to this blog. Perish the thought.

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