Do you use Twitter? If you do, you’ll find me there (follow me at Miss_Thrifty). The more time I spend on Twitter, the more I like: it’s dangerously addictive, but I follow a number of frugal freaks and mommy bloggers, and I’ve picked up lots of money saving tips and pointers. I also get to talk/tweet with some of the people whose blogs I really enjoy, and others who are regular Miss Thrifty readers. Snaps all round!
Anyway, the Twitip blog has asked its readers to submit their “Top Ten must follow lists“, so this got me thinking. I’d find it hard to come up with a “Top Ten must follow list”, but I do have a list of some of my current frugal favourites.
I should add that I’m a total Twitter tart, so this list is in permanent rotation. This lot all tweets/blogs about matters frugal (otherwise @stephenfry would definitely be on the list), and they all meet my following criteria:
- They have been active on Twitter within the past week. There is no point following someone who is never there!
- They don’t fill my Twitter homepage with tedious chatter about inane rubbish. Nope, I don’t want to read blow-by-blow accounts of your visit to the dental hygienist. Thanks all the same.
- Nor are they signed up to advertising programmes such as Magpie, which stream ads onto followers’ homepages. I’m rather particular, so I usually unfollow people who do this.
- Lots of great tips / I find their tweets – at least some of them – useful.
- Other tweets just make me smile…
Here they are:
@Freegan: Secret Freegan lives in Phoenix and tours supermarket dumpsters, scooping up all the discarded food that is good to eat and distributing it amongst homeless shelters. I am often amazed by the food mountains she collects. I live my dumpster-diving fantasies through Secret Freegan as I haven’t yet worked up the nerve to go routing through the bins at my local Morrisons. It doesn’t help that because I live in a small place, I know half the people who work there.
@frugalbabe: The Babe blogs here and fills me with wonder whenever she tweets/writes about making non-disposable nappies for her baby son (pictures of the “Cat in the Hat diaper” and “Wyoming diaper” are here).
The thing is, I know there must be tons of other top-notch thrifty types on Twitter – so who have I missed? Are you one of them? Please let me know via the comments: I know this is supposed to be a list of ten, but any good ones I get will be added to the master list. Thanks!
And dur! How could I omit @nomorespending?