No More Mrs Doubtfire
I'm a hip old granny, who can hip hop, bee bop, dance 'till ya drop, and yo-yo make a wicked cup of cocoa"
I have been posting on Twitter for a while now and was probably better recognised with my parody account as Mrs Doubtfire than my present profile name "Looking4U2." Strangely enough when I set up my profile name as Mrs Doubtfire it never occurred to me for a moment that folk would think of it as a parody account, stupid as that may seem. It was my first venture onto Twitter and I was green as far as posting, account etiquette and parody accounts were concerned. I chose the name simply because I loved the movie Mrs. Doubtfire and the character portrayed by Robin Williams. She was funny, endearing, ridiculous at times, Scottish, and most of all she loved her children to bits like I and most people do.
More of a concern at the time was the reason why I had joined Twitter in the first place and that was to try and defend the family of a missing child from the hatred and lies being by spread about them by a group of heartless trolls. On reflection that was a rather naive idea of mind because as we all know the best thing to do with trolls is to ignore them, and if that fails, block them. During my time fighting with the trolls I probably alienated people who could have helped me now in my awareness raising for the missing. Hard lesson learned. Can't really blame them to be honest as I used to spam a bit to try and shut up these nuts up which again was inconsiderate and stupid of me.
People have asked why I gave up the name Mrs. Doubtfire as they loved the character too, even sometimes talking to me as if I actually was that lovely endearing old lady, which I found quite funny.
One day long after I had stopped fighting with the trolls, someone expressed the thought that I would never be taken serious when using a "parody account". That was the enlightened moment that I realised that if I wanted to be taken serious as regards awareness raising for the missing then dear old Mrs Doubtfire had to get the heave and I resurrected another username of mine.
Dear old Mrs Doubtfire, she served me so well for a while.
7/11/2012 04:03:51 am
Really enjoyed reading this. Keep on Blogging!
11/11/2012 07:33:06 pm
Thank you very much, appreciated x
Glad to see you blogging xx I like Mrs Doubtfire too xx
11/11/2012 07:32:11 pm
Thanks Bren appreciate your comment. I'll never be much of a writer but it's another medium to get the news out about the missing and have a blether about a few more personal things.
Don't ever get downhearted because for every person that puts their ego before helping a missing person there are ten people who do help and who do retweet. And it is one of those retweets that could lead to a family being reunited and another missing person being found and not just another statistic...
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