9 Benefits of Giving Another Writer a Tweet Hug #Tweethug #Writers #Amwriting


Sometimes in life we just need a hug.

In an ideal world we would be able to give each other a proper hug when one of us is sad or going through a rough creative patch. However in writing land we are all dotted around the world, so we have to resort to tweet hugs.

A tweet hug is a reassuring and comforting tweet with the hashtag #tweethug.

I have had a challenging week, which I am not going to go into detail on as some of you go through far worse but I could really do with a tweet hug, as nibbling cheese from the fridge is not working!

Here are 9 benefits of giving someone a tweet hug:

1. It will put a smile on the recipient’s face and that will give you a warm glow inside.

2. You don’t have to worry about hugging too hard and nearly suffocating them.

3. You don’t have to worry about whether your choice in perfume or aftershave will make them pass out mid hug.

4. You don’t have to go through that awkward “am I hugging them for too long?” dilemma.

5. You don’t have to worry about getting emotional during the hug and leaving a wet patch on their shoulders.

6. You can give a tweet hug anytime, international time zones don’t matter.

7. You can count it as your good deed for the day!

8. There will be no invasion of your personal space.

9. You don’t have to worry about whether or not you should give the recipient a ‘kiss on the cheek’ hug upgrade at the end.

Happy virtual hugging 🙂




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97 thoughts on “9 Benefits of Giving Another Writer a Tweet Hug #Tweethug #Writers #Amwriting

    1. Thx Janice! Hugs back to you. I follow an amazing blogger called Sue Colletta and she wrote a really useful on Stumbleupon / how to get the button. Have not had any traffic yet and still unsure about what I am doing. Let me know how you get on 🙂

      1. For StumbleUpon, the best way to start out is to make sure you post EVERY one of your posts there by pressing your own sharing button. They don’t have a category called “Blogging”, but you can use “Writing” or “Weblogs”, then in the tag area be specific regarding the post. For instance, I shared this post under “Weblogs” and then tagged it with “writers, virtual emotion, hugs, blogging, bloggers”. In the title area I gave your title and added: sometimes everyone needs a hug, virtual or otherwise.
        Let me know how you make out. And if you need any other tips — shoot me an email. You know I’ll always help my blonde buddy!

    1. Thx Sarah, got a child on crutches, a child feeling sick and my lovely Grandpa passed away on Wednesday. Others go through far worse. I just felt a bit sad last night after 5 hours in A&E so I wrote this post. Have had so many hugs today – everyone in blogging land is so nice 🙂

      1. Oh, that is a bummer of a week. You certainly need as many hugs as you can get. My condolences re your Grandpa. And I hope your two children recover quickly from their injuries/maladies. My daughter was fiendishly fast on her crutches (a chipped bone in her knee), once she got the hang of them and, of course, children are usual treated as heroes at school by their peer group, if they’re wearing a plaster cast of any kind. I hope your child (boy? girl?) hasn’t too serious a fracture. x

      2. Its her first break – bone in foot and two broken toes after a ‘high leg kick’ in her Great Aunt’s lounge??? How many times have I told her not to do gymnastics in a living room – GRRRR! He was the last of my grandparents and even though I am an adult and he was very old it still hurts. The kids loved him as he was emailing them and watching their home made videos.
        I think I need to eat cake!

      3. I never knew one of my grandfathers as he died from pneumonia at the age of 47, working the fields during World War II (he had pre-existing health reasons why he couldn’t join up and fight). He was a clever man — a Geologist and a very accurate amateur meteorologist. My other grandfather was a gentle giant who died in his early sixties from a thrombosis that started in his leg. My grandmothers lived longer, both dying in their sleep of old age, one aged 95 and the other aged 98. I wasn’t that close to the former as she was a fearsome hospital matron, but the latter I adored. So I know what you meant about the hurt at losing your grandpa. You’ve known him all your life and suddenly there’s a grandpa-sized gap left behind through his passing. My daughter and her my grandchildren adore my mother, as they did my father when he was alive.
        I remember doing high kicks indoors as a child and getting told off. Fortunately there were no broken bones but I did once put my bare foot in a scalding cup of coffee when dancing about in the sitting room.
        Enjoy your cake 🙂

      4. Thx Sarah, I feel blessed for having four wonderful grandparents up until my 30s. I also feel blessed because Grandpa ‘George’ died in a beautiful way. I know this sounds odd but listen to this. He was a gardener and a fabulous one at that. His garden was a beautiful place and he was so creative with plants and flowers. He had been in the hospice for a week and he made friends with a young nurse. She knew about his passion for gardening as he told her all about his garden and she also knew that he didn’t have long left. She organised for him to have his own room looking out over the hospice garden. She wheeled him in and parked him by the window of his new room. He looked out, smiled, gave a thumbs up and died. His final moments were spent gazing at a beautiful garden. That nurse was such a kind soul and what a way to go eh? Sorry to down load but I am go glad he left us in a nice way.

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