Not alone.

First off, Happy Easter to me:

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May you too have a basket made of dead armadillo filled with your favorite, weirdo things.  Including an Easter egg glued to a dead mouse.  Or Benedict Cumberbunnies. The usual.
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And speaking of weirdos, if you follow me on twitter you already know that this weekend you all gave me back faith in humanity and I saw so many of you save each other in amazing ways and I realized how often people become friends through this community.  But we should make that easier.  So if you’re on twitter put a link to yourself in the comments and I’ll follow you.  And others will to.  If you’re looking for a special connection to someone who shares the same issues then just leave it in the comments.  Like if you’re looking for someone to share taxidermy pictures with or if you want to bond with someone else who struggles with being bipolar or someone you can binge watch horror movies with when you have insomnia.  Whatever.

I’ll start.  I’m at https://twitter.com/TheBloggess and I like sloth videos and talking to people when I’m fighting off panic attacks.  Your turn.

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And now, the weekly wrap-up:

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Shit I made in my shop (Named “EIGHT POUNDS OF UNCUT COCAINE” so that your credit card bill will be more interesting.):

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  1. LippmannL

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  2. You’re already following me, but I will happily add to my weirdo family! twitter.com/GusAndLeo

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  3. I’m shalanar on twitter. http://www.twitter.com/shalanar

    Bipolar crafty geek, married with cats, addicted to cheesy creature movies (sharks and dinos 4lyfe!) And paleontology books.

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  4. I’m shalanar on twitter. http://www.twitter.com/shalanar

    Bipolar crafty geek, married with cats, addicted to cheesy creature movies (sharks and dinos 4lyfe!) And paleontology books.

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  5. @Ask_anAspergirl — tweeting about autism, mental health, and feminism.

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  6. I’m at cmccall522. I’m looking for anyone into sewing, Yoga, cats, wine. I have depression, anxiety, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue. And Jenny’s blog and books are funny as hell. The end.

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  7. Twitter.com/shellycoen😀

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  8. I’m @HuShuo. I’m a professor of Chinese Language and Literature at a little liberal arts college in Maryland. I am procrastinating from grading right this very second. Which is also what I was doing last Friday night. Odd, that.

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  9. I love this. @Marisa_comeaux – mostly work-based tweets, but I like to follow all the awesome, so bring me your awesomes, you fabulous people.

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  10. The fact that you already follow me boggles my mind and makes me love you even a little more, if that is possible. I am at https://twitter.com/halfa1000miles and I very much like to talk about poo and penises. Every chance I get.

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  11. @BillieBook and I love the books. All the books. And book people.

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  12. I’m at https://twitter.com/missbanshee and I like talking about my bipolar disorder and live-tweeting television shows of varying degrees of awfulness. I think y’all are very awesome and your asses look great in those pants.

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  13. I’m a Cat here, a Dog there. https://twitter.com/sitMAXsit #notalone

    Bipolar nerd with super-human fixing skills (no really!). Love my dog, and all of you.

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  14. I’m on twitter as @jennannis. Always looking for new tribe members to follow!

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  15. HAPPY EASTER!! Or whatever. 😛

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  16. I’m at http://www.Twitter.com/cmccall522. I have Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, depression and anxiety. I love all things sewing, star wars, Yoga, books, cats and wine. And this blog. Which is funny as hell. That is all.

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  17. @PamelaBriggs Writing, acting, singing, depression, anxiety. Love to all.

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  18. I’m jealous of your Easter basket.That sounded better in my head.
    twitter.com/ericshayhoward
    Don’t follow me, I’m useless on there.

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  19. I am Scott and I am at http://twitter.com/scoblitz – I like misanthropy, anxiety, and hiding under the bed. I also like music and writing.

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  20. You are already following me at http://www.twitter.com/WriterDann and for that I thank you. Happy Rest o the Day.

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  21. Oh. And please follow me @bipolaronfire:)

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  22. @rabidreader1970 I love sloth and cat videos

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  23. I’m at @JulieHFisk. I’m a person who is convinced that my husband is going to leave me & that my children are always on the verge of death. I do this inspite of a wonderful marriage & perfectly healthy kids, which also makes me feel like an undeserving asshole.

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  24. https://twitter.com/LauraESpeed

    Life is better with more people:-)

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  25. I’m adrienne_cook – mostly nerd fandom re-tweets.

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    WinterLightHomestead

    I am @winterlighthome

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  27. Twitter: @ErinMiHaley
    Hockey
    Panic attacks
    Depression
    Progressive
    Nachos
    I’m a delight

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  28. I believe you’re already following me, but I like being part of this family.

    http://www.twitter.com/Stunners4All

    I like video games, comics, saying awkward things (often in public), and tacos.

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  29. Jenny, you’re seriously one of my places to be, when I’m struggling in the pit. Chronic pain, with it’s side of depression, makes for a twisted sense of humour, and a need to be with folks who get it.

    Thanks for being you. Anyone that wants to find me on twitter can here:

    https://twitter.com/2TheImp

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  30. My grandmother had this very basket. No lie. Thing still haunts me.

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    ocularnervosa

    That’s a lot of Wil Wheaton.

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  32. Hi – I’m Sue or @suebee0619. I have depression and anxiety so sometimes I go a bit hermit. I’m a theatre nerd who also happens to watch Arrow and Once Upon a Time. And I, uh, also read and write (a little) fanfiction.😀 Oh, I curse. A lot. Fair warning in case that bothers you.

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  33. https://twitter.com/gmancmont

    I need an armadillo basket. Asap

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  34. Twitter.com/pandypuddingpie

    I like books, cats, and geeky things (currently binge watching Star Trek: The Next Generation).

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  35. I’m at https://twitter.com/dnull2 and have issues with depression and anxiety. The anxiety is new for me, and it’s kicking my ass. You follow me already, Jenny. Thank God. You’ve helped me more than any medication.

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  36. I’m courtney_bolton on Twitter.

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  37. @TashBurakiewicz– I tweet mostly about writing, reading, comics, and my amazing adopted Pitt-mix, but there is so much more to me than that!
    I will be following everyone who has commented above me and can’t wait to get to know you all in time.

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  38. @lunabrd

    I’m a librarian and archivist and have been experiencing the potential glory that is the SSRI for about ten months now. Mostly it works, but sometimes it doesn’t. I cross-stitch to help control anxiety and I watch too much tv on netflix and hulu.

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  39. I could NEVER pull off an interview like that ‘with it’ Arby’s employee! That kind of self-confidence is as foreign to me as… well, foreign and unknown.
    Either that or his doc puts out one helluva prescription.
    https://Twitter.com/LisaKHauner
    I love horses and ‘Furiously Happy’ is my number one recommended read.
    Because.
    We are everywhere.
    AND!! You already follow me!! :):) Yay:)
    I still have a gold star from you saved in my email inbox.
    Before Twitter went to hearts…
    Nice placing on the ‘Buzz.’:)

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  40. https://twitter.com/gmancmont

    My name is Garrett 31 y/o. And I like video games, reading, Pokemon and the autumnal season and people who aren’t poop heads.

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  41. I’m AWilburn_RN on Twitter. I don’t post much because I think myself out of it, but I’d love to follow you back and provide support when I can:)

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  42. http://www.twitter.com/randomportion

    I have chronic pain induced depression and cope by being snarling and posting male butts.

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  43. We’re already twitter pals, but I’m @bethmarkley, and now I’m going to go follow all your friends …

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  44. You can find me at @blondechick80 on twitter and instagram.

    Back when Jenny did the LPTNH book club and we all broke the internet, a bunch of us became good friends and started a group on Facebook called Lawsbian Awesomeness. Its a wonderful group of folks. And it is turned into a wonderful support group for weirdos who like weird things and who also happen to have life happens.

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  45. Jenny,no Twitter, but can you follow me on FB? Lara Morales
    anxiety/PTSD/depression/hide in the bathroom during greeting time at church.
    Likes goats and ducks. Starting my own blog (when I’m done procrastinating, and I’m pretty sure it’s your fault.

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  46. We already follow each other, but I’m always up for more strangelings, especially those in the Boston area. http://www.twitter.com/KellyandGeoff

    Your Easter basket is amazing, Jenny. And so is this community. Happy Easter.

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  47. I’m ANA_Belle on Twitter. Most of the stuff I tweet I guess is retweets…. and the occasional smart @$$ comment…. I didn’t get hooked on Twitter as easily as Facebook… maybe because when I do have something to say, I usually need more than 140 characters…

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  48. https://twitter.com/sfcount I’m an artist, a moderately militant animal activist, I like weird antiques and have suffered from depression all my life. And I say “fuck” a lot.

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  49. I wanted a basket of wine but Jesus didn’t make me any.

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  50. I am @ElisaRNelson. I don’t Tweet much, but am interested in writing, editing, publishing, and museums.

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  51. @ilyasaurus

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  52. @katecknits I knit things. I have a day job. Am constantly convinced my offspring is sick and that I’m going to get sick or already am sick. Cats. Beer. Coffee. Yarn.

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  53. @hodgepodge_girl
    I’m a photo organizer who helps people tell their family’s story through photographs. I love puppies and I think Jenny is a creative genius!

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  54. http://twitter.com/MM0103 I don’t post much, but I like lurking in other people’s conversations. Very introverted — connect with people much better online than in real life. Into politics, but I think both sides are right about some things — not into demonizing the “other” side. Church-goer. Mom. Part-time English prof.

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  55. I tweet as @eclaire92 for personal and snarky stuff, and as @OwnLessDoMoreUS for misadventures and more snarky stuff related to our fulltime RV lifestyle blog, http://www.ownlessdomore.us. You follow me at both accounts already (squeeeeeee!), and I welcome others who are able to see past the labels we wear, and right into the bits and pieces that make all of us both unique and alike.

    Also, I use the word “fuck” fairly regularly.

    Don’t tell my mom.

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  56. https://twitter.com/thebooklynite

    I tend to twit my completely innapropriate, dusturbing, but mostly well intended thoughts. Also, sometimes they’re funny

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  57. I’m Lyttle_Byrd.
    You already follow me, but if anyone else is interested in joining my odd family, they are welcome. Also, I sometimes blog about my depression, as well as queer and poly issues, and other random stuff.

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  58. @hallyhoots
    I love HPotter. Taking random walks where I find beautiful things.

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  59. Im a an avid readerwho loves scifi & fantasy books, contemporary romances. Im a geek who loves video games. Im an artist & a crafter. And Im mom to a 21 yr old with aspergers. I struggle with depression & anxiety. All of which I tweet about. Oh, and I have a potty mouth. Im housebound with my son, so twitter is my social outlet.

    http://www.twitter.com/UnseelieMe

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  60. First of all, that’s an awesome basket. And so much Wil I can’t stand it. You already follow me on Twitter (I’m @Chumplet) and you’ve always been so kind.

    I don’t have a particular brand of anxiety except for the lesser kind which I have already described. I am often forced to suppress my own fears in order to support my husband and children, who all suffer from diagnosed disorders. Often, if they stumble, I remind them that there is always hope, and that I have their backs.

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  61. Tweet to coburn_janet Interested in lots of stuff, but especially bipolar. Also janetcobur.wordpress.com and bipolarjan.wordpress.com

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  62. Check out Mary Salovich (@doodlebg70): https://twitter.com/doodlebg70?s=09

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  63. @SingTracy
    5th grade teacher by day, actor by night
    Quirky, all day & night:)

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  64. I’m frequently awake from 3-5:30 a.m. EST. pondering the meaning of life and procrastinating grading. Buffy and Princess Bride quotes welcome. https://twitter.com/dfallik

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  65. I’m Vamprayne on Twitter, Jenny has saved me many times there, I’ve also made a few friends. I think I found a reason for the many issues that cause my depression and anxiety. I’m on my way to recovery.
    Follow me! (Jenny does:) )

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  66. I’m http://www.twitter.com/GTOAbbe – talking about miscarriage, parenting, travel and life in general. It definitely helps to share experiences.

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  67. Hey guys,
    I’m @vclinde on Twitter (Jenny: we already follow each other). I have AvPD and Dysthymia and talk about books, equality, travel, poetry and puppies. I love the people I’ve found through Jenny so far and am looking forward to going through comments and finding new people to connect with.
    Vick.

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  68. I’m on twitter @laurillagorilla! I study primates and animal behavior and sometimes I remember to tweet. i also like feminism and jokes. and the bloggess!!

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  69. I’m operagirl on Twitter http://twitter.com/operagirl
    Not bipolar, but anxiety and I had PPD. I still think of myself as having it, even though my son is almost 2 years old now, haha.
    I❤ weirdos.

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    Wendy Alleborn

    @alleborn_wendy
    Very titillating combination of bald and 49. Obviously I have depression. I also make some amazing ice cream and cookies. And I crochet. A LOT. Husband and two kids. Everyone makes me crazy. New to Twitter, but love Jenny and everything she does!

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  71. My band has a twitter, FOOLS! They put ME in charge of it! Muahahahahahahah! http://www.twitter.com/theleftyloosies
    I’m always looking for interesting folks to follow! And feel free to follow us!
    I’m interested in music, but I love to make stuff and collect oddities.:)

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  72. @jan_saenz Writer, wife and mother. Loves all things weird and inappropriate. I blog about shit when I’m bored. And I love me some Jenny Lawson!:)

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  73. Dear God, I just realized this is like writing a personal ad, but for twitter. And my previous answer sucked ass.

    Uh…Weird ass homeschooling Mom of 5 at home, twisted sense of humour, desperately seeking others with a twisted sense of humour.

    Shit, I shouldn’t have said desperate, right? Damn it.

    https://twitter.com/2TheImp

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  74. Ok, so there’s this crazy recluse lady that lives on the hill (that would be me!) I was startled by a knock on the door today. My heart stopped & a panic welled in my stomach, nothing unusual there. I quickly grabbed my Xanax and hustled down the hall to hide. As I waited for the knocker to leave, I thought it odd that my dog let this person slip past his notice…I whispered to him…”Some watchdog you are!” Then I heard knock, knock, knock again. I felt my pocket and dread filled me…forgot my cell phone. I looked at my dog and I swear he said…”Some human guardian you are!” SHHHH, maybe they left…knock, knock, knock…nope, this is a persistent one, probably came to kill me or something because if it was someone I know they would have tried calling my cell to let me see their incoming number and alert me to the fact they stopped by. While I didn’t have my cell on me it is just several feet away, and it hasn’t rang. At that point I took a xanax, took some deep breaths and searched within me for the courage to go peek around the hall corner to see if I could see who was knocking, hopefully catching them pulling out the driveway. Knock, knock, knock! “I’m gonna die!” My xanax must have kicked because I thought, “This is ridiculous, I can’t spend the rest of this afternoon hiding in the hallway! Knock, knock, knock. Ok, here it goes…I peeked around the corner of the hall, looking thru the door….no one, they must be standing off to the side of the window…Knock, knock, knock. Deep breath…ok, I can do this…I just need to make it to the door where I can hold my sign up to the window that says “Sorry, Not interested” on it. I crept quietly hoping to get to my sign to hide behind, before the knocker looked into the window. I made it, SCORE! Stood there holding my sign…knock, knock, knock! I thought…”well that’s kinda rude, can’t they read?!” So then I peeked around my sign…nothing. I finally looked out on the porch….apparently one of my chickens got out and was knocking on the door for me to put her back in the coop!! We are having chicken for dinner!

    Seriously, though, what an ordeal for no reason. Now that the all clear has come over me, I am exhausted and need a nap! Aren’t anxieties fun!? It did remind me of your bathroom ordeal with your cat, Jenny, lol. I guess I have my own funny story to share now. Thanks for all you do and for being there to chat with when I need to chat. You are awesome! Hope you and your family have a Happy Easter!

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  75. Thank you so much, for everything you do, Jenny. (Including being such a great writer–I often use your blogs in my writing classes to show them what “voice” really means!).
    I’m at https://twitter.com/KarmaWaltonen.
    Karma

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  76. http://Www.twitter.com/naelovesbooks

    Not for the easily offended

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  77. @cackle_loud. Terrible random tweeter but daily reader looking to escape chronic pain and anxiety, the stress of raising a bipolar ‘tween while dealing with marriage to someone more willing to wallow than try fuck-all. (sorry, most of the time I’m more supportive than that, must recovering from surgery where he did just the barest minimum above fuck-all.)

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  78. @GilliesAndrea. I am a high school teacher with PTSD, GAD, MDD and formerly PDD. My existence depends on the ability to make others laugh, and help my kids navigate the world. I also like sunsets and long walks on the beach. And puppies. And cats.

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  79. I’m at https://twitter.com/melliesmel — I just recently moved to the Des Moines, IA area, so let’s connect! (I also post a lot of ridiculous things about my cats.)

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  80. @mjpinmd – You already follow me I believe. Long time fan. You help me understand other people. You are awesome.

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  81. @janasayqua I love books and Star Wars and Jenny.

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  82. Twitter.com/paulawarrington

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  83. You already follow me, but for anyone else who’s slightly off-kilter and wants to be Twits together, I’m at twitter.com/mydangblog.

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  84. https://twitter.com/me_myself_clare
    I’d love to connect with any geeks in the tribe. I’m a Brit. I love Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek TNG, Marvel, fantasy genre books. I have IBS, an underactive thyroid and anxiety issues.
    Also – we rock!

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  85. @lisapaul Been mostly offline recently, and then there’s the surgery recovery, but nerd humor and cute fluffy things are welcome!

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  86. @inkstaindpsyche

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  87. Hi, Jenny! I already follow you on Twitter. I’m also a Jenny. On Twitter, I’m Jen Kubeck, https://twitter.com/Cocoonivus. The “Cocoonivus” part comes from a holiday I invented that I think you’ll appreciate. Cocoonivus happens any day that you want to nestle into your warm, cozy, cocoon, and pretend for a while that the outside world doesn’t exist. I have Fibromyalgia, and sometimes I just get so beaten down by sensory overload that I JUST. CAN’T. anymore. So I tell my husband I need a Cocoonivus, and I curl up in bed with whatever I need to make the world go away. It’s become a useful coping mechanism for both of us!

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  88. @b0nb0n80
    I post random things about photography, anxiety, depression and odd thoughts I have. It’s weird. :)

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  89. Artist living in Texas. Online, I teach people how to unleash their creativity. In real life, I have trouble leaving my house most days. https://twitter.com/lisavollrath

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  90. @thisoneiskym (twitter and instagram)
    I’m a feminist with depression/anxiety. I love reading about deathpositive topics like natural burial options, I love taxidermy and making my own natural products.
    Would love some like-minded friends!:)

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  91. EASTER MOUSE! Love it. @arnelson111 You’re already following me. I will just say that I love what y’all do here. At times, it feels like my anxiety has ruined me for…well, most anything. But seeing everything that goes on here helps find some sense of stability.

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  92. I’m @wlr312 on Twitter. I love reading, I squee often about comic books,and attend Ren Faires every weekend in April and May. I love geeky stuff and un-normal people.

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  93. @SMSupportMag – I tweet (very rarely, my anxiety manages to extend to virtual communication too!) about awareness for selective mutism, anxiety and stuff. Thank you Jenny for making me feel almost normal! You are amazing

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  94. @PipingLibrarian on twitter. Mostly post cat and travel pictures. I mostly read authors that I like.

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  95. @jeannekay27
    although my twitter is no particularly exciting, it would be such an honor to be followed by you.
    And I’m up for connecting with fellow depressed/anxious people, most definitely! These past few days, I’ve been doing a lot of work on the subject of deciding when to force myself to do something challenging (answer a friend’s invitation/go to karaoke) and when to let myself stay home and avoid the terror of getting through the front door (instead: pyjamas. hulu. dog cuddles).
    I’ve been trying to come up with a good test- that I could apply with some regularity to help me decide whether to be bold or self-compassionate… but as of now i’ve got nothing: only limitless indecision and second-guessing. Let me know if any of you guys have come up with ideas on the subject…

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  96. Twitter: sivyaleah I bitch a lot about my daily commute into NYC; cats, food, virtual worlds and random stuffs.
    Jenny, thanks for everything. Don’t know if you’ve seen the few taxidermy photos I sent you on Instagram; I figure you don’t notice everything nor respond but I send them anyway ’cause you’re the only other person I can think of that thinks they are pretty cool.

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  97. ElizabethDPhotography. My service dog Brody and I met you at your book signing in St. Louis. I’m in accounting at a car dealership to pay the bills. I’d rather be working in/photographing the refugee camps in Sudan. I photograph what moves me. I love anything involving theater. Musicals. The Walking Dead and coloring. I have Narcolespy with Cataplexy but I refuse to let it define me. Brody is my constant companion, best friend and life saver. And I’m pretty sure my cat has a playmate no one sees but him…

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    PibbityBibbity

    Twitter.com/PibbityBibbity For the dark days.

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  99. I know you have thousands and thousands of followers so you probably can’t pick me out from the crowd, Jenny. That’s probably a good thing because you woulda gotten sick a long time ago of me telling you how awesome it was when a friend of mine first introduced me to you and this tribe. You all make me feel less alone. Less weird. Less unique in my struggles. I’m so glad I found you.
    Anybody wanna follow me or ever talk on twitter, look for the name MyBleedingInk. 😆

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  100. You just started following me the other day (www.twitter.com/ReneeElizabeths), which was awesome for me as I think you’re amazing.:-)

    Long-Suffering Husband loved Furiously Happy, by the way, though he still feels Victor should have his own book to tell his side of the story.

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  101. @joquajo iamnotgoingtomakeit.wordpress.com

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  102. http://www.twitter.com/HeresKayter
    I promote geeky technology, my Yorkie babies Hanna and Charlie, and love. Love includes Jesus no matter you race, religion, background, family, or sexuality.

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  103. @ceibakoru

    You & this community help me feel less alone & afraid

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    PathseekerKen

    I’m @pathseekerken aka Ken. Suicide survivor, Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymia, and the Coolest Daughter in the World. (One of those things is not like the other!)

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    Crystal Padgett

    Well I am rather boring but I made a new twitter today since on my other one I can’t be completely honest about my issues since my family sees it.

    I am rather boring I shall say but mine is https://twitter.com/Oddlyx_xCrystal
    Mine will mostly be random posts by me on good and bad days with my depression and anxiety. Also probably lots of embarrassing things considering people for some reason still allow me to drink and social media.

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  106. I am @zimpenfish or @zimpenfish_p if you just want my Instagram pictures

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  107. Ooh fun! I blog about my cats and whatever weird thoughts come to mind way too often! https://twitter.com/lifevivified

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  108. Amylynnknits

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  109. @StaceyLB1983
    Booklover, lost mother of 3 grown kids, lover of Jenny

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  110. @sarahmvasquez (Twitter and Instagram)
    I’m a small town reporter in the middle of nowhere, which helps me cope with my anxiety. The big city was too much to handle for me. I love pop culture, photography and my puppy, Mr. Chubbs.

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  111. https://twitter.com/BriticanUK A bit of an introvert, and nothing very interesting to set myself apart, but I did once vaccuum up my own toe so… As I keep reminding my husband: Never boring. Annoying possibly, but never boring.

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  112. RawsonLA on Twitter. My dad’s from Arkansas and has always referred to armadillo as “possum on the half shell.” So fancy!

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    Brenda Robbins

    @Brandster333

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  114. Man, the loser just oozes out of that post, ‘eh? LOL

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  115. My handle is @beebesharkey. I have a host of mental illnesses that I write about living with and trying to cope with on my blog. I live in Portland, OR and like knitting, puzzles, board games, hiking, cooking, butchery, and other random things. i won’t apologize for how many pictures of my dog I post.😉

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  116. I’d like to find some people that like to chat late at night. I’m also more than a little messed up in the pretty much every sense of the word, so be warned. Looking forward to some new friends… https://twitter.com/domestikook

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  117. @gomersquirrelmd – when you work to save lives every day and you end up treating splinters, tick bites, and chest pain in 20 year olds you get a little bitter… and sarcastic…

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    PathseekerKen

    Ok, now I have to explain. That should have been Dad of the Coolest Daughter in the world. I am not the C.D.i.t.W. I think I would make a kinda cruddy daughter. I’m an OK son, I guess. Anyway, moral of the story is don’t post when you’re rushing because you’re late to work. Pbbbbt.

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    Amber Waves

    Any friend of The Bloggess is sure to be a kindred – I’m emptysthemepark on Twitter. You already follow me, Jenny❤

    Followers of me may experience tweets of the following persuasion:
    living with bipolar and anxiety
    spoonie/chronic illness/chronic pain coping
    cute animals
    horror movies❤
    fandom revelry (X-Files, Walking Dead, iZombie, Veronica Mars being common culprits)
    music. always music.
    the novels I write and publish and lamenting putting myself through Nano every year
    UFC and MMA
    politics, social justice, LGBTQ issues (I’m bisexual or pansexual, depending who you ask)
    food porn because great food is love

    I love this idea, love your openness and encouragement of community support. Years ago, I used to moderate a peer support message board for people struggling with self-harm. Feeling less alone is sometimes the one thing that can get you through a dark night. ❤ to you and everyone here!

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  120. bearheart love of creative people that inspire, like you
    @lizizblu
    #lizizviolet
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/comics-that-capture-the-frustrations-of-depression#.tgKMKrA0M

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  121. Well, the loser just kinda oozes out of that post, ‘eh? LOL

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  122. I’m @amylynnknits.
    I tweet about inappropriate things and my life. There are often animal pictures.

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  123. Twitter.com/Jen0103
    Tweets include baby raccoon pictures, anxiety, yoga🙌🏼

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    wyldethoughts

    I don’t have Twitter anymore. But when I did you followed me so thank you. I now just have Instagram (@wyldethoughts)
    I like cats, sloths, skulls. I usually post about grief, positive thoughts to remind myself it’s not as scary as I think. I believe in paying it forward. I have panic attacks, depression, and insomnia.
    (I feel like I just wrote the worst dating site profile)

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  125. I don’t really use my Twitter account but I will for you fine people, because this is just the best.

    fleur0112

    I enjoy movies, cats, all kinds of fiber and paper arts, books, theater, cooking, and having someone to talk to when my brand new anxiety disorder jumps up.

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  126. https://twitter.com/contentqueenmel
    Your books/blog bring me such joy- I believe that laughter is the best medicine! I live with bipolar disorder and various anxiety disorders.I love how honest and genuine your writing is.:)

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  127. It’s mostly Dean posting on Twitter, but we’re @dean_min_travel and we like visiting churches. And movies. And bars

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  128. Twitter.com/angelleconant/ or @angelleconant. Interests are many and varied but I love books and all things geek!

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  129. @lauramcmr

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  130. I love this tribe of people. Follow me at https://twitter.com/krahman1970

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  131. I only tweet about work things, so I won’t share that account, but I follow you because you are so very funny. You make me laugh every day. I also follow you because you and this community help me to understand my husband who struggles with anxiety and depression. Right now he is struggling with the decision to start medication. He is very reluctant thinking the side effects will be too severe, and that the medication won’t help him anyway. If anyone has any advice on that I would greatly appreciate it!

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  132. I’m @freestyletacet, and I mostly retweet other people, but will occasionally go o on a rant if I have an interesting gig (I’m a freelance trombonist by trade). Currently you can see the highlights of this year’s Easter church gig.

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  133. https://twitter.com/TheTokenFemale

    I tweet….

    Security – computer, not the kind that involves mace and brass knuckles.
    Things that amuse me.
    Things that outrage me

    Not necessarily in that order.

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  134. I’m @_xtinarose

    I’m a super anxious introvert with depression. I love comedy (just watching), I’m vegan, I am a new
    Mom who loves my baby but struggles with being a mom, I believe in intersectionality. I live in the Midwest and I kind of hate it here!

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  135. That is an awesome basket.
    You, my dear Jenny, already follow me, but for everyone else I’m @DanishWolf

    Female, mid 30s, and probably a bit of a geek. I love to read books, read a lot of webcomics (also admin on one), collect playing cards, love artsy things, currently liking the Stucky and Captive Prince fandom, loves action/superhero/adventure movies, and I’m into M/M both in literature, art and movies.
    I have friends around the world that I’ve mostly gotten to know via comic communities and books.
    I talk a lot with my online friends on Twitter, but will occationally go hermit for a few days to recharge myself alone. I post what interest me from every corner of life/the web, everything from cute and fun to serious and dark topic, oh and art. I did mention I love art. This will include M/M things and sometimes various (mostly tasteful) NSFW art.

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    @DrHoneydu

    @DrHoneydu
    Mad scientist turned high school teacher, warping one mind at a time
    Living with depression, anxiety, 3 cats, and a yoga mat

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    @TheEmilyCapps

    I’m Emily and my handle is @HappsByCapps I tweet about Content Strategy (work stuff), mental health issues (Had PTSD from being bullied as a kid, anxiety, depression, and insomnia) and how cancer was the best thing that happened to me as it led to finding meditation and working through my ickiness. Good thing since I was just re-diagnosed. I stumbled into blogging about it here: https://theemilycapps.wordpress.com/ Please don’t judge the messiness, I’m working on working on it… guess I still suffer from the Give-A-Shits. Ha ha.

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  138. I’m @bluesabriel and I mostly yell about baseball on Twitter this time of year, but I also have an anxiety disorder and an adorable little girl. And some cats. And I’m a nerd. So there’s some of those things interspersed with the baseball.

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  139. I actually have an armadillo basket just like that one!

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  140. http://www.twitter.com/dorydorydory
    I’m not on there as much as FB but I think that may be changing soon. My FB feed often makes me feel depressed when I’ve worked really hard to get to OK. Feeling OK, not visiting Oklahoma. I felt that needed clarification.

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  141. Happy Easter Jenny, Victor, Hailey, Beyonce and all the dead stuffed animals plus the cats. I hope you had a good weekend.

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  142. I have PTSD and Complicated Grief Disorder from sudden tragic loss of spouse. I help myself by traveling and taking pictures of beautiful things I see along the way. I don’t know if I’m running away from my depression or running toward a new “normal”. A tough weekend now – hubby’s bday was yesterday. On Twitter, I’m @janel90. My photos are at http://Jane-thejourneyisthereward.tumblr.com

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  143. @franwatson I don’t post much, although I’m aces at reposting shit. I’m a happily married lesbian who works in a bookstore and has strange tastes in…everything, I suspect. I seem extroverted and friendly (because retail), but I’d rather be home, hiding. A day spent in bed reading and napping heavily is my dream. And finding the notes I made about the changes I want to make in the story I’m writing. They’re here somewhere.

    Anyway, hi to the tribe!

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  144. I am Twitter challenged. I just never really got the hang of it. I can post, I can click to follow… That’s where my savviness (sp?) ends. Unless it goes across my email feed or has a hashtag group or goes to my email…. Clueless.

    But I do have a sad little account. Its @kidlitskorner I am Bipolar with an Aspie/Bipolar/ADHD/PTSD/Anxiety laden family of 6. I have a blog I suck at keeping updated. I also have a FB page Blissful Bipolar Blues. I PTO, occasionally coupon, consign my kids close, and like many, have a crazy addictuon to my phone. I once traveled 3 1/2 hours just to see the Bloggess and would totally do it again. ❤

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  145. You already follow me. Thanks. Really want to hug you hard but I am shy. Until you get to know me.

    Into sci fi, Star trek, Babylon 5, gardening, reading. video games, computer tech.
    https://twitter.com/delenn13

    Still haven’t thanked the book fairies that gave me Jenny’s books. So Bad….I keep putting it off Just like the birthday call to my brother…Still haven’t called him. “Things” get in the way……

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  146. @LoveFE802
    Still trying to figure out what to tweet about.
    Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety NOS, Agoraphobia, PTSD

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  147. @rubysioux97

    I have anxiety attacks and am obsessed with board games. This is problematic as I do not have anyone else who shares my interest. I’m also allergic to everything. I promise that I am more fun that I sound!

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  148. @kateality is where I tweet about feminism. And the law. Sometimes both.

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  149. P.S. by the way… I suck at typing on my phone. Between auto correct and my drunk thumbs…. Ya. I make lots of sometimes crazy funny mistakes.

    You are welcome.

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  150. My husband and my sister both suffer from severe depression, and I suffer from severe panic attacks. This community has helped me realize that we are not alone, and given me tools and understanding in how to relate to them when the darkness starts. Thank you to everyone! I’m at Twitter.com/sarcasm_fairy

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  151. https://twitter.com/svartjagr

    Writer. Teacher. Gamer. Knitter. Into SFF, yoga, and not leaving my house except when compelled to do so. It’s a good day when I don’t have to wear pants.

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  152. @bitbat64 Love to have you follow me.

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    paisleyfeline

    @paisleyfeling on twitter. I like most things geeky, cats, tortoises, crocheting and talking about mental health and feminism. I deal a lot with anxiety and depression and having people who understand would really be great

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  154. @emilyvieth. New to the Twitter thing, but trying to be better. depression and anxiety although I don’t post much about a it. Recently relocated to Minneapolis by myself. New job, no friends, no relationship and trying to convince myself it will all be okay. People call me outgoing and I feel obligated to be bubbly all the time. It’s exhausting.

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  155. I can’t seem to get a handle on Twitter despite my 18-year-old daughter’s best attempts to educate me. Am I the only one? I can’t even remember my Twitter name…I’d make a new one but I’m not sure I even remember how. Good grief.

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  156. Jenny, You already follow me (I screeched in delight when that happened) but I’d love to connect with others too. I’m at http://www.twitter.com/amymerber sharing the lighter side of Autism, parenting, and being the most awkward trophy wife in history.

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  157. I’m http://www.twitter.com/JackieDG.
    I don’t really tweet but I enjoy reading the tweets of smart, funny, kind people and love this community so I plan on adding a bunch of these awesome peeps to my list. Who knows, maybe it’ll inspire me to start posting! Great idea, Jenny!

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  158. @rottenkyd
    Don’t post much but love cute animaks and kids and general snarkinezz

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    meghanmacmillan

    My name is Meghan MacMillan and I’m an abstract artist and mom from Alberta, Canada. I’m @meghan_art Twitter and Instagram… I mostly post about my adorable children and my work in my studio, and occasionally about my favourite sport-ball teams. Nice to meet you all!

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    paisleyfeline

    https://twitter.com/paisleyfeline

    I like most things geeky, cats, tortoises, crocheting and talking about mental health and feminism. I deal a lot with anxiety and depression and having people who understand would really be great

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  161. @dragonfly808

    I mostly look at twitter at 3am when I can’t sleep because I’m worrying about what it means that I’d save my dog from a burning building before my boyfriend or terrorist attacks or if that creaking that’s probably just the building settling means that a sinkhole is gonna open under my apt because that balcony post sunk a little a couple years ago and they had to fix it and it’s fine now but maybe that was just a warning oh god more creaking…

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  162. @pixiespocket — I talk about brewing, my dog, cat, gardening, herbalism, folklore, some witchy stuff here and there.:)

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    Michelle Sisneros

    I’m not sure how to post my Twitter link, but I’m @dontjudgemeyet9 I love to read and watch The Walking Dead. I don’t tweet much, but am always here to listen and provide support whenever needed.

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  164. @jxelson
    Not sure what my diagnosis is anymore really. The last dr who actually said called it “schizo-affective bipolar disorder”. Any others out there? Welcome to follow me. I don’t tweet much but I’ll probably follow you back.

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  165. @aahart78 depression managed well w meds anxiety B not managed well by over eating, humor and sarcasm get me through all of it:)

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  166. I’m @bitterbaldman

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    my brain sucks too

    @jxelson
    Schizo-affective bipolar disorder. Art lover.

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    PrincessJule

    WTF. None of the links are working. My problem not yours I’m sure.

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  169. I can be found at https://mobile.twitter.com/luannnieborg.

    I am a serious Hockey lover (I like be my Bolts & our goalies). I adore the man who has stayed with me for 30+ years no matter how crazy I get. I do not know why but random panic attacks seem to be a thing so I deal with it by going to (and watching) hockey games or creating stuff (jewelry or adding colored stain to the wood projects the hubby makes). My Twitter feed is filled with hockey stuff. 😝🏒

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  170. 173
    CheeseheadSarah

    I love your blog posts. I started collecting weird taxidermied animals after reading your first book. They make me smile whenever I walk by them, and they each get a little scratch behind the ears before I head to bed. Some in my household find this odd, but each of us is odd in our own way in this house, so it’s all good. I’m @scoutnhunt on Twitter. Anyone with weird taxidermy, I’d love to see it, and I also work at an independent bookstore and love to read, especially mysteries, so if you have any books you love, I’d enjoy hearing about them!

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  171. @meudhros

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  172. You already follow me, Jenny, but I’d love to also connect with members of the tribe. Along with Jenny, you good folks have been making me laugh and cry (in the best way) and feel less alone for years!

    twitter.com/yikesahooty

    In my feed you’ll see dogs, baby goats, comments on great (and ridiculous) TV, links to music that makes me happy, support of social justice and mental health issues, and plenty of general silliness.

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  173. Jenny, you’re already following me (@hstrykid and I’m into Doctor Who, Star Wars, World of Warcraft and mailing postcards to strangers around the world via Postcrossing.com) but if you followed my daughter, it would be awesome. She loves you too. Her Twitter is @fromthehardt and she’s an environmental studies grad currently pretending that serving BBQ is environmental studies. She also loves Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and sci-fi/fantasy and cosplay. She cosplayed as Thorin from the Hobbit and NAILED IT. Oh, and she’s a Shakespeare nerd as well.

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  174. I’m already following you, and I’m thehippywitch. Those stuffed Wil Wheatons are adorable!

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  175. I already follow you but I’d be happy for you to follow my dull self, lol. @MitzieGarner1

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  176. I’m at sbodenman. Introverted bipolar mom of 4 girls.

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    LeftyLibrarian

    @leighannvt
    Librarian
    I adore miniatures but gave away my dollhouse to the neighbor’s kid because my boys were uninterested in it.
    Progressive surrounded by conservatives (near Liberty University)
    Imposter syndrome and general anxiety
    Jenny’s blog is the one I read that doesn’t make me feel like a shitty wife, mom, daughter, coworker, etc.

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  178. http://twitter/shadowanna3
    I love to read, craft, and watch movies. I have borderline personality disorder and anxiety. I always like to talk to people from the safety of my couch when my anxiety is bad, or i have a mood shift. Iud love to talk to new friends.

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  179. I’m @nwkmom on Twitter. I’m a fan of space, science and technology, and I like to talk about movies and tv shows and books. I’m married to my college sweetheart and mom to a great 12yo son, trying to teach balance between computer games and the outdoors. I love the idea of rewarding and spreading kindness and compassion, and am trying to be brave enough to stand up for what I believe in online.

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  180. https://twitter.com/cameragrrl
    I post about comics, action figures, hats, my dog and my daughter… about in that order. I need to keep busy so the depression/anxiety shuts the f* up, and I keep busy inside because there’s fewer people in here, and no sun (migraines).

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  181. Hi Jenny, long time reader, first time commenter! I’m @historygeek and I tweet about history, feminism, geekdom in general and Star Wars in particular, Toronto Blue Jays baseball, being an artist (I am one), Celiac disease (I have it) and advocacy for mental health issues. Thanks for all you do and just being you!

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  182. Love.

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  183. This is so beautiful. You are so beautiful. My link is: https://twitter.com/amhoffa

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  184. @lissa_bennett I mostly tweet instagrams from Europe. I used to be much more vocal on Twitter (books and feminism and mental health) but I often felt I was speaking to a void so I was just about to give it up. Maybe this will help me make more connections. Follow if you like.

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  185. You are the person I would most like to sit and have a beer with, if I at all thought I wouldn’t go all fangirl shy / introvert at the last moment and cancel. twitter.com/katitude

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    Mostly Coherent

    @UnfortunateWord
    Just made an account last night but yeah. Don’t know what else to put here.

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  187. This is me, or at least my Twitter account: https://twitter.com/Cheryleire The internet is my main way of connecting with people since my best friend died 7 years ago. Can’t believe I’m telling that to a bunch of strangers so I’ll just think of you as my future friends instead.

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  188. https://twitter.com/janieg420

    Jenny, you and I already follow each other and thank you for that and for your writing.

    I like funny. I like to be profane. I isolate a lot. I agonize over invitations to parties. Liberal democrat. I cannot stomach cruelty in any form. Cannot bear to see sad stories about animals. Have not yet made the switch to vegetarianism, but can totally see why a person would. Might have Buddhist leanings. Have not had sex since 1995. Fat. Kind of waiting to die. Hope no one I know sees this. Good at putting on a mask for public consumption. Will be embarrassed if anyone actually comments, so maybe please don’t. Or do. Your call. I like to not be responsible.

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  189. You already follow me but I’m at http://www.twitter.com/AdeleVarens
    I’m all kinds of things, and a bipolar grammar nerd mom is only three of them.

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  190. Happy Whovian with borderline personality disorder, major depression, anxiety, and other cool stuff. Books are my life. And Netflix. And Hulu. Starting a job on Tuesday after not working and being in treatment for almost a year. I could use some positive vibes.:-)

    http://twitter.com/stephsonksen?s=03

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  191. I’m Cara at https://twitter.com/becuzwecan. I blog about silly girl stuff mostly, but I enjoy writing so I’m trying to use it to work out some of the crazy. It helps to share. I recently almost went crazy psycho ninja on this poor lady pharmacist who didn’t understand why it was such a big deal that they swapped my anxiety meds for a different generic brand and NO I CANNOT WAIT 7-10 DAYS FOR THE NEW PRESCRIPTION TO COME IN! Thank you guys for listening, clearly I’ve been needing to get that off my chest. This didn’t go on the blog. I only have like 4 followers and I didn’t want to scare them all away just yet. Jenny, thank you for being you. My 4 person golden girls book club only reads your books so we are just sitting around waiting for your next one. No pressure.

    Sorry, the twitter feed is not much to follow but you never know, I could come up with something genius one of these days. Happy Easter egg hunting!

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  192. I am @Kaliz63 and I don’t tweet a whole lot because none of my ppl are on the twitters but, I love to read really smart ppl on the twitter.

    I am a part time recovered depressive/anxiety who has decided that 5 years clear of cancer means I can finally follow my dream of starting a family. I will be doing it all by myself in NYC and I am terrified. But, “about to go on the scariest roller coaster ever” terrified, not “oh F***, i just ruined my life” terrified. Thanks to the cancer, i will probably need to do IVF. Thanks to well, life, there will be no father in the picture. I have no idea how I will afford it but, the image of holding my child in my arms is just too darn glorious to let go of.

    I would love to connect w anyone in the tribe, anyways, but support from parents (single or otherwise, in NYC or far away) would be amazing.

    Thank you for reading.

    -K

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  193. https://twitter.com/TXBookMama

    I like books, Disney, my kids, and snark. I do NOT like politics.

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  194. @onceandfutureQF Sometimes writer, sporadic poster of random musings, bits of string and fluffy things. My anxiety level is often set to blowtorch. I work odd hours researching stuff online. I like science, television, assorted weirdness and herding cats. When all else fails, it’s you, Jenny, and this tribe that rise up to restore my hope for humanity.

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    Missvickie

    https://twitter.com/Vickums

    I’m Alaska grown, neophyte Buddhist, budding nurse practitioner, old lady gamer, bleeding heart liberal who loves Basset Hounds, Dr Who, and Outlander,

    Now if someone could show me how to use Twitter, that would be grand…

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  196. @crazy_lady_2202 I like cats and crafting and funny stuffs. I tweet mostly about my advetures/misadventures being a samm with 5 kids.

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  197. I’m @UricBeaufolle on Twitter. Most of what I post is rants and depression and ADD going wild. I probably will comment on a tweet, and possibly converse.
    I love books, dogs, and struggle every day with depression, social anxiety, and mood swings that make me stabby. I’d love someone to watch horror movies with, and discuss books and weirdo theories with. I’m also Asexual, and totally introverted, and find myself feeling completely isolated from society and people. And at this moment, I haven’t voluntarily left the house in at least two weeks.

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  198. @sierraboden Beautifully Bipolar

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  199. I’m Sara at https://twitter.com/MidianiteManna and i like making fun of academics and reveling in the absurd.

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  200. https://twitter.com/slothanova
    Likes: sci fi, law stuff, movies, Duchovny.
    Dislikes: spambots, green apple Skittles.

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    Anne Marie

    Hi! I’m @ammarti, and I’m a knitting/book loving/cat lady PhD student in American History (just a dissertation to go!!).

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  202. I’m https://mobile.twitter.com/GeckyBoz
    I’m a Library Assistant/book blogger. I love to read and post a lot of library/book/craft related posts, plus whatever else is interesting.:)

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    Jenni (aka Sassypants)

    I’m PirateJenni13 on Twitter. I talk a lot about how far I walked that day and I have a crush on Norman Reedus. So there ya go.

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  204. @LBWoznick. I write stuff. I struggle with depression and anxiety and with whether or not to fake my way through life pretending that I don’t… Like a lot of us, I guess 😊

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  205. What a wonderful idea! I’m a bit of a social recluse so it would be nice to make some online friends that I could connect with from home.:)

    You can find me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ninaasha

    I’m a stay-at-home mum of two boys ages 4 and 6. I have struggled with varying degrees of anxiety and depression all my life, and still to this day. Just trying to take life one day at a time. I have recently taken up running, which has been amazing for getting me out of the house and helping me feel better.

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  206. Hello Everybody,
    My name is Karen and I have a blog. I also have PTSD, anxiety, depression and mood disorder, and no surprise, with all this, I’m an introvert. So, to get to know me at all it has to be this way. I’m also fascinatingly weird and I’m a Travel Nurse. I’m pretty sure that some of these things are strangely related. You can follow me(just not like lemmings)at https:/www.twitter.com/kayrayiam and also at http://www.kayrayiam.wordpress.com
    Thank You for Your Support.

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  207. I think you already follow my husband,Tony Hicks (he sent you the Travesty in a Teacup) –
    @Tinplatestudios -I am an artist delving into natural (and unnatural) science, a comic book illustrator, a sculptor and a Steampunk bodger.

    I’m @sourcerer (Ann Wendell) – Writer/Local Historian/Professional Muse/Mother/Discordian/Librarian/Tea Leaf Reader

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  208. Shewritesthings. Your books are saving me again and again.

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  209. My Twitter handle is @crayongirl_linz,I have two small girls that continually test my sanity yet fill my life with meaning. I’m also addicted to Neko Atsume, fan fiction and suffler occasionally from severe bouts of depression and/or anxiety. I also blog sometimes. Let’s be friends!

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  210. I’m Jessica. I suffer from Endometriosis and Thyroid Cancer and I love trashy reality tv, Cursive, and Modest Mouse. Code name jsustjess on Twitter.

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    Georgia O'Neill

    @gatxpeach38. Very much a loner, rarely tweet anything but read most tweets. Make wreaths, adult coloring books,watch Lucifer, Saving Hope, NCIS,The Blacklist,GRIMM,Blindspot shows along that line.I wouldn’t follow me,so I won’t be hurt if you don’t. Take care.

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  212. Hi I’m Casey https://twitter.com/caseycannolis
    Sci-fi loving TV and movie addict, comic book lover, Iowa captive, Minneapolis native.

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  213. Can we do one of these, but for tumblr? I don’t have a Twitter, but I do have a tumblr full of adorable animal videos, things I find hillarious, and feminism/social equality. I’m azuraeskye if anyone has a tumblr and wants to add me!

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  214. I’m Linda and I truly believe that I was found under a very big cabbage patch leaf; otherwise, my life makes no sense. I’m Twitter illiterate but trying to figure the damn thing out at https://twitter.com/_theheadcabbage. I use sarcasm and humour to cope with MS, depression and awkward sitatuations.

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  215. @amberleighn … I got laid off Thursday (haven’t announced it anywhere yet) and I’ve never felt so panicked/lost/terrified. I’ve been working non stop since 14 (poor family) and have never lost a job for any reason. Good vibes appreciated.

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  216. peeks out from under blanket

    hi… http//www.twitter.com/halfmoonkooky

    waves. Immediately knocks over water bottle

    aaack!

    hides back under blanket, mumbling ‘im not good at this’

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  217. Hello! What a lovely invitation. I am so happy to share. I am a bit sad at the moment because I had to close my first business. My dream business. A gift shop. So I am looking for work and trying to be positive. I like books, theatre, wine and my husband. I am also trying to write more. You can get me at http://www.twitter.com/nicola1donnelly

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    modeknityarn

    Love your tweets SO damned much! I’m modeknit, love to connect to anyone who loves knit, crochet or other yarny goodness.

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  219. Hi, I’m Allison (Allis to my friends) and I’m schizophrenic, with anxiety, and depression. I am @AllisSmith on Twitter. http://www.twitter.com/AllisSmith

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  220. https://www.twitter.com/loribarett

    I mostly use Twitter to babble. I love believing that I’m talking to people, and not just to myself.

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  221. Yo. I’m http://twitter.com/mdsteele47 and I like helping people learn, brewing beer, hockey, and paralyzing bouts with depression and imposter syndrome. I’m married to the spectacular http://twitter.com/damnredhead and we’re trying to figure out how to make a microhuman while managing her bipolar. I’m terrified.

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  222. Hi Jenny-one-of-my-fave-authors, You can follow me on Twitter at @likes_words. Thank you, yippee!

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  223. 228
    Stefanie Ann

    @StefanieAnn1974

    I literally just signed up for Twitter for the first time after reading this post, so I have nothing on my feed yet. I’m a delightful, funny, kind person who nevertheless has trouble making friends because I think people are only pretending to like me. I have generalized anxiety disorder, chronic depression, a husband, and a bunch of cats.

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  224. I’m @cjhamherst and I’m proof that not only does depression lie, if you’re lucky you can go a decade and counting since hearing its last lie.

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  225. Hi! Sheryl at http://www.twitter.com/almsthvn I’ve been managing anxiety and depression for at least 25 years (and a few of them, even did it well!). I tick every box on Dr. Elaine Aron’s “Highly Sensitive Person” quiz . I’m a big geek and I love playing boardgames. There’s a great community of similarly-minded people in the audience of Geek and Sundry’s twitch channel (#TeamHooman) .. I imagine there is lots of crossover between Bloggess / WilW / Felicia Day fans:)

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  226. 231
    Andy Shuping

    You already follow me, but I am @ashuping on twitter. I’m on the Asperger’s spectrum, with anxiety, depression, and maybe other things not yet known. This week has been a real struggle for me, but following you on twitter and the things you share have kept me going.

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  227. This is my 2nd post. I’m learning.

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  228. twitter.com/LauriFaith – A grad student who has depression and anxiety and deals with my life by making awkward jokes and eating:-)

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  229. 234
    karenlouise20

    @karenlouise20

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  230. I don’t use twitter a lot (https://twitter.com/waitinggirl123), but I babble on my blog once a week or so (http://www.iforgottotakemypillsthatday.com/). I am a clinical mental health counseling intern with bipolar I, panic disorder, and anxiety provoked control issues. My clients often comment that my office is “very neat.” I watch far too much television and read books of questionable quality.

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  231. I don’t do twitter. Don’t know how. But I love your writing and I see myself in alot of your writings. You help me with figuring out alot of things.

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  232. I’m @Katerez316 I’m really bad at making summaries about myself & making new friends. Soo I’ll just leave my twitter handle here & follow random people? Because that doesn’t make seem creepy at all…

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  233. I’m https://twitter.com/JustinRyan (Jenny, you’re already following me). I try to make most of my Twittering shine a light in the darkness – it’s not a very bright light, but it’s a light.

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  234. 239
    Julanne Lorimor

    I have lots of anxiety and am turning 49 tomorrow and it makes me sad. I think my Twitter is https//:Twitter.com/JulanneLorimor. If u search my name Julanne Lorimor it will pop up. Happy Easter and I wish I had gotten an amazing basket like u did.

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  235. http://Www.twitter.com/aehelephant

    I have borderline personality disorder, am in college for k-8 education, and have a LOT of anxiety and procrastination problems.

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  236. I’m @cinderellen on Twitter. Tweeting banalities since 2008.

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  237. @lroseyrn. Anxiety and depression. Quit smoking so now I’m really depressed. Love yarn, cats, wine, ricky gervais, this blog, and pop tarts. Torture myself with food industry documentaries.

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  238. @AlloPoppets on twitter –
    Mother of 3 furbabies, sufferer of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Married to a man whom I’m in more a roommate agreement with rather than a romantic relationship with.
    I try to make the most of what I do, and try to have fun doing it. My love of cross stitch, reading, and everything nerdy sci-fi/fantasy keeps me sane.

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  239. 244
    Kath Hamper

    https://twitter.com/madwaff07 arthritic, SAD-avoider, sci-fi & fantasy nerd, lover of the weird, and keeper of bogroll, bills and birdseed for local nature reserve. i follow Jenny because she makes me feel i fit in somewhere!

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  240. 245
    weird ex expat

    Don’t have a twitter account but if there is another expat who came back home to find out she does not fit in anywhere anymore , and if that misfit wanted to exchange with me it, I would get me a twitter account in a jiffy. I am French speaking, or I should be
    ( according to my mother) but I usually write in weird English

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  241. I’m http://www.twitter.com/heplen college student who loves animals, feminism, and art:)

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  242. @Mizshutterbugg anxiety depression photography and general shenanigans

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  243. I’m http://www.twitter.com/peppermintesse — Technical writer by day, BFA in illustration, married to long-time partner, three weirdo cats. I’m a huge fan of (in no particular order): true crime, Bridget Jones, Star Trek (mostly TNG), Sherlock (AC Doyle, BBC, etc), probs more I can’t think of right now. So… my tweets are all over the place…:)

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  244. 249
    getcre8ive

    I was thrilled the day you started following me Jenny, but if anyone else wants to, I’m https://twitter.com/lilithj
    I’m also REALLY boring, so don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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  245. @dark_neverland
    I am very stream-of-conscious so expect “randomness” from a variety of sources.

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  246. 252
    Tons Barak

    @mischievously I’m new to this parenting thing and trying to figure out how to keep my own sanity while not screwing up my kid. Also I love books, movies, coffee and baking rum cakes.

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  247. I am @smuddlebuddy. I am one half of an interracial marriage and we have a 22 year old transgender daughter. Depending on where you live that is no big deal. We happen to live in NC where up until this week we felt at home for the most part. Now, after the passage of HB2 not so much. At first we thought about leaving but there is actually a lot to love here so instead we have decided to stand and fight to get this terrible bill overturned. #WeAreNotThis.

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  248. Hi..here I am way down at the bottom…hope you can find me..cause I truly love you and have followed you for a while now and would so love it if you could follow me….anyway enough groveling.. https://twitter.com/Helpfulhellion

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  249. https://twitter.com/mariaphillis ex theater major, ex prosecutor, current medical student with all the baggage that entails

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  250. I am https://twitter.com/June_Leighton — I’m a cockeyed optimist and totally sure awesome is on the way. Except when I am in a dark room under several quilts with the cats. 10 yrs disabled with treatment resistant major depression, chronic migraines and fibro. And anxiety, and a shit ton of other and associated stuff. I live in bed and my world is pretty 2 dimensional (tv, interwebs, etc.). I love SuperWhoLock, addicted to all things Broadway (possibly stalking Lin-Manuel Miranda and his wife on Twitter at this point), and while everyone I am related to lives in FL I also feel it is the Hellmouth (but in an awesome way, like using gators to bargain for beer or just fling through drive thru windows). I make up songs and can create new lyrics to songs while I am singing them (the cats love it, the husband and 10 year old boy tolerate it). In the vein of Pinky and the Brain, I do plot to bust out my body and mind shackles every night. But I think this summer could allow me at least let me go into the world and see the sky. If I get my body stronger and and start moving I may be able to conquer the world.

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  251. No twits or tweets to share, but I wanted to brag that the story about the Arby’s happened right up the street from me. That’s the Arby’s I go to when I want delicious roast beef sandwiches. They guy has added himself to other local news videos here. When the a statue for the church of Satan came through Detroit, he added himself to the interviews the news station did of the Satanists waiting in line for the statue’s unveiling. He’s a local actor/director.

    Enjoy.

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  252. Jenny, we already follow each other on Twitter but I am completely open to adding new friends.

    https://twitter.com/MsCreatrix

    Crazy Cat Lady, Sensitive “creative-type”, Self-Employed (read: one more reason I seldom leave my apartment), Blogger, Social Anxiety Survivor, Colorer of Sweary Adult Coloring Books.

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  253. @DIYlettante. Sewist, writer, all around crafter, ravenous reader of all things fantasy, newfound nutritious movement junkie. Anxiety. Depression. Probably some other shit. Currently nursing a 7 month old and the sleeplessness is real. Fighting the urge to sob hysterically at 6 am. Also have a 5 year old, but she sleeps great. Or at least reads in her room until she passes out. She’s like a mini me. I used to do stuff but now I mostly just do laundry and dishes and watch a baby try to find the most dangerous things in a room.

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  254. On Twitter I am BarcyCordrey. I don’t post often, but when I do it is about my pets, comics, or just general snarkiness. I have never had the courage to openly talk about my issues except with very close family. I don’t believe there is anything shameful about mental illness, but I have just been too afraid to let the world know. But, if I push the “post comment” button this will be out there and I can’t take it back. I’m taking deep breaths and trying to stop shaking. Ok, here goes. Hello world, my name is Barcy and I am living my life with Major Depressive Disorder and anxiety.

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  255. I’m @MarnieDresser battling anxiety with humor and sub-par organizational skills. Pretty boring on Twitter. Less boring elsewhere. Love this idea–I’m gonna follow like crazy (GET IT? LIKE CRAZY–people who are crazy like me? Maybe I should’ve said I’m attempting to battle anxiety with humor….)

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  256. Jenny, you already follow me and you’re awesome! But for anyone else who would like to, I’m @feminaincognita on Twitter. I sometimes write for a video game journalism site, though less often, these days. I love games, I love all kinds of geeky things – if it’s sci-fi or fantasy, I’ve probably heard of it, am more than likely into it, and if I haven’t heard of it, I always love new stuff! I also have bipolar disorder and social anxiety, and get incredibly nervous and agitated in large crowds (which made attending DragonCon two years in a row not only an ordeal, but a huge accomplishment for me).

    Oh, and I’m also working up the nerve to try blogging (again) and not quit after two or three posts. Got to get over this fear that no one will read it. Twitter’s one of my baby steps to connecting with other people, so I’d love to follow some of you!

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  257. https://twitter.com/oregon0725 I have no one to talk to, so whatever you’re interested in, I will listen.

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  258. yes of course, thanks! obviously others like the idea as well: https://twitter.com/poetryraingirl i never know what i’m looking for or what i want besides chocolate and release from thinking so ridiculously much (think anxiety).

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  259. 265
    Ellen Weber

    https://twitter.com/eeweber49 I’m a lay analyst in private practice so I get the bipolar battles. I’m an introvert, an avid reader, lover of all kinds of music, live in a log house in the woods and don’t post much on Twitter. I guess I’m a bit of a voyeur and so enjoy peeking into the lives of others via social media.

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  260. Oh, and just in case a link is more helpful (because I didn’t think about it, before) here: https://twitter.com/feminaincognita

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  261. o0side0winder0o here. Parenting a speech delayed, unilaterally deaf kiddo. Married to a combat vet w/ PTSD. Would love to connect with anyone dealing with similar challenges. I think I’m pretty good at the parenting part, but I’m shit at supporting the hubs.

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  262. hmm, couldn’t edit my own comment – meant to add how awesome your blog is, but of course you already know that. and my interests run all over the map. i don’t really understand the twitter thing yet i do use it here and there. carry on!

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  263. 269
    Stefanie Ann

    I AM A HUGE DOPE. I got my own Twitter handle wrong. It’s StefanieAnn74. NOT 1974. I’m so embarrassed. Jenny, do you think maybe you could fix it in my original post? Pretty please?

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  264. I almost never tweet (I’m on Instagram more often), but when I do it’s as @squirrelsammich …

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  265. @jess0813

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  266. 272
    Amanda Long

    @surreybint Not a commenter but an avid reader. Today is my day to be brave.

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  267. Jenny, I am so grateful to have your books and writing in the world, and I would LOVE to connect with other people who are part of this community. I’m @miriamgreystone.

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  268. I’m https://twitter.com/unclejeet on twitter. I’m a digital Managing Editor, indefatigable stepdad, and inventor of nothing useful.

    If you follow me, you’ll find out that I talk about my kid a lot, along with random crap probably no one cares about. Like how I just moved to Louisiana from Texas, and I think it’s amazing. I’m a lifelong introvert, but the people here are just so nice and laid back, I’m actually finding myself wanting to interact with people I don’t know for the first time in my life. It’s crazy and awesome, and I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing.

    I love it!

    Seriously, fellow introverts with crippling social anxiety. Consider moving to this weird, wonderful, bonkers state. Or at least visiting! Here’s the first thing I wrote at my new job about moving here. (Don’t worry; I’m not click-mining. Only geographically local views count in my market, but I thought some of you might like what I say about this area.) It’s a whole different world: http://929thelake.com/hello-lake-charles/

    I just want to say – after being laid off and spending most of last year looking for work while slowly spiraling into a deeper and deeper depression – a lot of what got me through it – and I mean A LOT – was Jenny and you guys here in the tribe.

    I owe all of you more than I could ever repay, so find me on Twitter or wherever if you ever need an ear. I’ve probably been where you are, and it took some brilliant, crazy weirdos online to keep me from sinking. I still fight with depression and anxiety and (especially) imposter syndrome, but I’m still here. I’m still going. Thanks to you guys.

    Always keep going.

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  269. Oh, and Happy Easter! Or whatever you’re celebrating or not celebrating. I put a tie on my dog today.

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  270. twitter.com/jessiqa

    I’m an out of work librarian who recently relocated to Illinois. Mostly I tweet about comics, books, movies, and random annoyances.

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  271. I never even knew I needed a dead mouse on an Easter egg….but, oh, now I do!

    https://twitter.com/GiverOfCheese

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  272. I’m @MyRunDepression
    I haven’t actually tweeted anything yet, it’s a new account I created to go with my new blog. It’s about my journey with running as a way to overcome depression. I’m not actually starting running (well walking first cause I’m so out of shape, and to be honest because even going out for a walk is a huge step for me right now) for about another week. Cause I’m super crazy about planning every little detail before starting.

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  273. @Waiting4Thunder
    Also waiting for You. But not in a creepy way.

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  274. I’m @ToriDeaux and forgive me Tweeple, for I have sinned. It has been mumble mutter days since my last tweet. I had lost faith in you, Twitter, but it is Easter and my hope hatches anew with this post! What I love best on Twitter? CONVERSATION. Also, I’m totally all about the compassion of absurdity. Plus chupacabras, sharknados and other awesome wonders of the cryptopseudoscientific world! Now pardon me… I’m off to prune my account of everyone I don’t adore, and follow a ton of you:)

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  275. https://twitter.com/aqainola

    obsessed with Outlander
    Reading
    Dr Who
    Board games but that would involve leaving the house
    German Shepherds but mine is overwhelming
    Cooking
    Knitting
    Anxiety
    Bit of a hermit, really
    Love that reading this makes me feel like I’m not all alone with this crap

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  276. My tweets are usually just animal collages and links to WordPress, but animal collages are like two dimensional taxidermy for the squeamish.

    http://www.twitter.com/TwistedDill

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  277. I’m @saltycrunchy — suicidal depression and anxiety, also fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome though those are mostly under control thanks to diet and yoga (thank you, Zombie Jesus). Mom of two special needs kids in their late teens/early 20s, both of whom still live in my house. I mostly use Twitter to complain about TV shows/commercials, rail against intolerance, make obscure nerdy references that NO ONE UNDERSTANDS, and look at pictures of baby animals. If you spend way too much time wondering which Hogwarts houses the various characters from Game of Thrones would be in, then you are in my tribe.

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  278. I’m at @jessicapullen.

    I mostly tweet about web design, geeky things, and sometimes knitting. Let’s be friends.:-)

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  279. I am just happy to be a strangeling. https://twitter.com/JennyGargarello

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  280. You are already following me, I made a bad Samuel L. Jackson zombies on the plane joke and you followed me and made pretty much my year, so thank you for that marvelous day. All the same I”m always happy to meet other wonderful people, and you clearly attract only the best.
    https://twitter.com/aboleyn

    I’m a huge honking feminist fangirl who will gladly get into deep conversations with anyone over TV, especially genre shows. I was basically raised by TV. My teen daughter has social anxiety and OCD so it is always nice to get tips from others how to help her.

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  281. @sjplaza – anxiety and depression fighter. Obsessed with The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, and baseball. I don’t tweet as much as I would like to, but I think it’s from fear that I don’t have anything interesting to say. 😕

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  282. @chisherman — Biracial lesbian writer (nonfiction, poems, BDSM erotica) and artist who dreams of one day having a Bloggess-like following, which means I need to write a damn book already.:) Lives with depression, anxiety, misophonia, and a little OCD that I need to stop mocking because it affects me more than I realize.

    p.s. You follow me already, Jenny.:)

    p.s.s. My name is pronounced “chee.” Please don’t call me Chi Chi (#cuemurderousrage) or ask I I like chai. I hate the nickname and have no particular feelings towards the beverage.:)

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  283. Howdy! I’m @gobliss. I’m an outgoing introvert, mom, dog owner, paper crafter, and mindfulness practitioner. Sometimes I get snarky and subtweet about annoying people. Mostly I try to uplift and inspire.
    p.s. I’m still waiting on info about a plushy Rory. I’m not wrong about this people!!
    p.p.s. You are all fiercely loved xoxo

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  284. I’m @AprilTara on Twitter. Jenny, you already follow me (I’m the one whose profile had birthday balloons on it the other day) but consider this an open invitation to anyone who wants to connect. I’m a single mom (2 grown, one at home), a moderate liberal living in the South, military brat, usually tweeting about political stuff and social issues blended with geek culture. I drop f-bombs once in a while, I live-tweet TV shows (but I try to avoid spoilers), and I’m obsessed with Wonder Woman and Pink Floyd. My DMs are always open to anyone needing to reach out too.

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  285. We can all use more persons in our lives. I’m at twitter @cooper0926

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  286. I’m @Regina1574. I tweet cat photos. I like Doctor Who, Sherlock and Star Wars. I have fibromyalgia and postural orthostatic tachycardia.

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  287. I’m https://www.twitter.com/bgslipka, living in Silver Spring MD and working in DC

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  288. My name is Joy. I deal with bipolar, anxiety, sleep disorders, a cat that wants to kill me, a dog who wants to kill the UPS man, a boyfriend who tapes me sleep talking/walking/eating/etc, a whole bunch of students who call me Miss. I’d love to talk to people about anything. But I really love horror and paranormal stuff and books. I read lots and lots of books. This is awkward but maybe I’ll find some buddies.
    @joybtx

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  289. I’m @WhyNotAddHumor and I like Disney (don’t judge me), potty humor, books and making people laugh. With all the bad in the world making people laugh is just plain awesome.

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  290. _tinatyler
    Geeky
    Family
    Anxiety

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  291. https://twitter.com/chinotenshi
    I post a lot of photos of my cats and my ever-growing Sailor Moon merch collection. I also try to post photos of interesting and unusual things I see/experience in my day-to-day life in Japan. I tend to go days without posting when depression and insomnia start getting the best of me, but I’m trying to be more active.

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  292. Love your basket and your urge to connect people!

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  293. I’m at: https://twitter.com/kasnj

    Geek
    Tech
    SciFi
    Books
    Dogs
    Laughter
    Doctor Who | Sherlock | Star Wars | Star Trek | etc.

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  294. @caitlinmcluckie
    Teacher
    Children’s literature nerd
    Boston terrier helicopter parent
    Trying to learn to kick anxiety’s ass

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  295. http://Www.twitter.com/Venneh

    Pretty random, comics, video games, reading, cooking. If you are overwhelmed it is okay to not follow back!

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  296. First… thank you for everything that you write and do. I’ve been reading and following since you started to get Bloggie nominations. Your ability to shine the comedic, truthful, and very much needed de-stigmatizing light on mental illness is a huge blessing. Thank you for being you and for being there for your readers.

    https://twitter.com/jas_sams
    So… I’m Jas. I have depression/anxiety. Sometimes I feel like a social butterfly, but most times I feel socially broken and that the inconsistency is off-putting to everyone around me. Which makes me even more anxious; I am always worried that everyone secretly hates me and just won’t say it. I’m always trying to push myself to be better and be productive, but then I get anxious about all of that, too.

    In my feed there are a ton of pictures of my mammoth Siamese cat-child, Taxi. And lots of bits that I like to test out for my comedy stuff. Random observational tweets. Feminist tangents. Links to blog posts. That sort of thing.

    I’ve been reading through the comments and I can’t wait to read more of what everyone is writing and saying. You’ve cultivated something incredible.

    Thank you ^_^

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  297. I post mostly about my kids, the cat and dog, and whatever jewelry/crafty project I am currently working on (I usually have 4-5 on the go at any given time ~ drives my husband nuts…)

    https://twitter.com/ButterflyChain1

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  298. I mean… that anyone could look at a dead armadillo and think, “now, let’s not waste this…” That’s so impressive. I’m slow clapping ingenuity in my mind.

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  299. I’m at https://twitter.com/elvisonvelvet and I look forward to meeting some of you!

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  300. @ALewisCorsair
    Writer, gamer, falconer, history buff, Corsair, BLOGGESS FAN❤😀

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  301. I just joined Twitter to connect with the tribe, so expect newbie mistakes, I really don’t know what I’m doing. I’m 60ish, retired teacher, depression & anxiety, completely non-24, so would like to be able to tweet with other night owls who might know the meaning of life at 3 am. I’m @hermit118819 I don’t know how to make the name show up as a link. Mistake 1.

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  302. Happy Easter, and thank you for saving my day!

    Me in a nutshell…These are the things I am – Mom, military wife, stay-at-home student, Bipolar, OCD, dog owner, doesn’t math good, interesting sense of humor, and I have a mind and mouth that betray me at any possible time just to make my life more “interesting”. Part time I am an insomniac, somewhat erratic, paranoid, and blogging (newly), mental escapades enthusiast. I am still in search of the AA group and sponsor for mental illness, to no avail. Why in the hell would they not give us sponsors for this shit? Or even a phone a friend option? It’s ridiculous, so if you are brave feel free to join me in my crazy.

    I just signed up for twitter because of this blog, so look, you made me do this! Here is my twitter name thingy @RachealB0612

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  303. @khouriajen

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  304. https://twitter.com/RageMichelle

    I am the white, overweight, short, female Samuel L. Jackson of Twitter. Also, I don’t act and I’m not famous or rich.

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  305. i’m @khouriajen. i’m a fairly introverted former pastor’s wife and mom of the cutest kiddo in the world (daniel). my tweets are protected (i used to be married to a pastor and had to have a safe place to vent) so it might take me 24 hours to add you or follow you. i’m also an avid reader, crocheter, singer, preeclampsia/hellp syndrome survivor, and i live with anxiety/depression daily.

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  306. I’m @graceyves tweeting about mental health, wellness, and natural living.

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    maddiedawson

    @maddiedawson1. I’m an author, and I love your writing–makes me laugh every single time. Wrote a book called The Stuff That Never Happened, and when it was translated into Italian, they used the title Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. Just like your book! So…we’re kind of related, right?

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  308. @Tweet_Escape

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  309. Check out Elly (@LlalleeBear): https://twitter.com/LlalleeBear?s=09

    Gotta love how the app makes the link weird…

    You’ve honestly helped me through many dark times and right now depression lies is keeping me afloat. So thank you. So very much.

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  310. Check out Elly (@LlalleeBear): https://twitter.com/LlalleeBear?s=09

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    Charlene mcgregor

    Jenny-you follow me already (which made me over the moon happy) I could always use more support and won’t turn it down.

    I love animals big and small especially bull dogs and pandas they make me laugh.

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    physicsmom

    Jenny’s tribe is fabulously diverse. What a great group of neurosis-enhanced humanity. My twitter handle is @physicsmom1. I mostly tweet about Progressive politics and some random observations. I contend with chronic pain, Sjogren’s Syndrome, fibromyalgia, arthritis, sarcoidoisis , depression and anxiety. I’m pretty agoraphobic, but I do like crafting, reading, sewing and knitting which are solitary tasks, so that works out. Also, I’m old. I don’t feel old, in spite of all the ailments I bring to the table, but my body presents as old. I hate that. I have a lovely husband, daughter, son-in-law and magnificent (!! what else??) granddaughter. My physical limitations preclude me from playing with Baby G on the floor and I can’t hold her for long because she’s darned heavy! Anyway, if all this “stuff” doesn’t turn you off, I’d be delighted to follow more folks who share my passions. Namaste.

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  313. You already follow me, but I’m @KristiColleen. I’m also one of leaders of a new mental health initiative in Canada called SickNotWeak, and I know a lot of your followers are already part of our community! We’d love to have more, though. We’re all in this together. http://www.sicknotweak.com

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  314. 321
    keishakpage

    I’m a mom and a writer. My youngest son has epilepsy and I’m scared for him every moment of every day. My oldest son graduates this year. My life is crazy! @_wordmistress

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  315. You got THREE(!) Lil Wil’s! What are you going to do with three of them? It’s all I can do to keep my own Lil Wil clothed properly for various events!

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  316. Thank you, Jenny!!! https://twitter.com/jfkantrowitz Still rebuilding my life after severe migraines and depressions had me floored. Christian who’s too exhausted and PTSD-ish to go to church. Anyone else?

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  317. http://twitter.com/tracespawn – 30 year old nerd that likes video games and politics and bad horror movies. I suffer from anxiety and depression which comes up sometimes (more often nowadays, life has been hard recently :/) but I try to keep it positive and am trying to get my life on trace.

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  318. Crap I forgot my twitter info. I don’t know how to Internet!!!!

    Again I like all animals and especially bulldogs and pandas. I also love Amy Poehler!! And of course Jenny!! That goes without saying @charmcgregor https://twitter.com/charmcgregor

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  319. I’m @13directions – I love how communities like this show how the Internet can be empowering, instead of just a big pit of misery.

    I’m all over the place on Twitter. Tweeting about politics, astronauts, my kids, my city… You name it. Say hi!

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  320. 327
    Tom Scarlett

    I’m at @tomsca. Really enjoy the blog and your tweets!

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  321. I love you all. I’m a YA author, but I’ve been reading your writing since before I was published, and I count you among my many inspirations. I’m @BrigidKemmerer on Twitter. Thank you for all you do.

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  322. @wendria
    I love making new friends. Especially unique ones.

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  323. @mysterycavegirl

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  324. Possibly a bit different to the rest of the tribe. Chris. 35. British but living in the US with American husband. Geek who writes about tech for a living. I tweet a lot. Probably too much. Tech, food (mostly meat), our cat Penny, weird humor, snark, etc. For some reason Jenny follows me. @c_davies anyway, and I won’t be terribly offended if people unfollow after discovering my true nature

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  325. @hrajala2011 New mother, occasional blogger, all-around nerd

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  326. Late to this party! I’m @sarazafar. I hide my social anxiety fairly well. I do not hide my awkward neediness at all. I’m somewhat boring on Twitter, but when I do tweet, it’s about sports, news, mental health, social justice, cats, the weather, and interesting retweets. I am pretty interactive, so I reply a lot to other folks.

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  327. I could use more similarly minded tribe members to get through this life when depression & medical shit gets me hopeless. I have a warped sense of humor and can laugh at almost anything… That’s what I want: to laugh.
    http://Www.Twitter.com/ChelSquishBud

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  328. You already follow me (and you cannot imagine how loudly I squealed) but I’m always excited to meet new weirdos. Liberal feminist, love to make things with my hands, grad student, interested in everything. @fleur_de_livres

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  329. I’m https://twitter.com/PurpleSaline

    I tend to use twitter to scream into the darkness when the feelings get so overwhelming I can’t hold them in anymore. Screaming into a room full of people who likewise understand would probably be more helpful!

    (PS, Jenny you already follow me:) )

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  330. https://twitter.com/realgtaylor mildly nerdy prospective adult, avid reader, occasional writer

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  331. My name is not Lisa but I’m Lisa FrankNFurther (@LFrankNFurter) on Twitter.

    I’m going to follow you all:)

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  332. Ah, sorry! I see how much easier the link is now: https://twitter.com/13directions

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  333. junemarie426 …i still havent answered your reply on my dm because im terrible and also depression

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  334. Hey, I’m @jaclynopritza on twitter and tweet about writing, depression, funny stuff, and star trek jokes that no one gets. You guys are great!

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  335. i like animals and books more than people, but i’m trying . . .
    the twitter is geared towards celebrating my big dog who is fighting cancer, but also some stuff about my life in general.
    i write a lot, but don’t blog,
    and like to laugh because it softens the resting bitch face
    i’m into books, critters, (heavily into elephants and others on the brink of extinction) hockey, whisky, living light, nature, and alternative therapies.
    i don’t own a tv
    @projectregar

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  336. @eves84 on Twitter. Closet geek, anxiety sufferer, eternal worrier with claustrophobia induced panic attacks…. All in a bright shiny package!

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  337. I love this!
    https://twitter.com/TeaWiithUnicorn
    I mostly tweet about books, movies, and tv shows, and I also love unicorn, tea, harry potter, anime….the list could go on. I love to geek with people, so yeah, I’ll be looking forward to following some of you cool people!

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  338. 346
    Dell Ann Teschendorf

    I’m Dell Ann @dellannt. Originally from East Texas now living in New York. I love to knit and am trying to learn to sew. I found exercise and proper nutrition to help with my bi-polar and anxiety. I have a hard time meeting new people because of my work schedule and social anxiety. I’m hoping to embark on a new career as soon as I figure out what I want to be when I grow up.

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  339. @sitdownpee on twitter, because I am a mama to three little boys who use my whole house as a urinal. As do my cats.
    Also, I have a PhD in math and have a fondness for nonsense and shenanigans. And I am married to A Republican. He rolls his eyes at me a lot.

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  340. http://www.twitter.com/pacnw_jen

    I read to keep my depression at bay. Life is hard and looks nothing like I expected it to and I’m doing the best I can.

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  341. @abigailerynne – writer, nerd, person with an imperfectly wired brain.

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  342. 350
    Empowlr (@Empowlr)

    You already follow me, Jenny, you made my NYE 2014 (thank you). But anyone else is welcome to follow me.

    I tweet about mental health, kindness, compassion, empathy, trauma, grief and quite a lot of current military stuff. I challenge people to think about their personal narratives and unspool the stories they’ve been told about who they are and who they want to be. I don’t auto followback for a variety of personal boundary reasons but I do like to engage. I’m definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. I have a terrible, dirty mind; a kind heart and very, very black humour.

    https://twitter.com/Empowlr

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  343. I am twitter.com/superkaysdad. I am married to a wonderful bi polar woman. We have been to hell and back together. I love Star Trek, Star Wars, Babylon 5, Superheroes/villains, and I love reading books and D&D. I also love this community and it blows my mind how we have the opportunity to support each other through social media. Every time I see the support it restores my faith in humanity and assures me that my wife and I are not alone.

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  344. Mostly I tweet about my obsessive anglophilia, light anxiety, and questioning my choice of career and wondering how to obtain the bravery to write enough words to create a story that people may actually want to read. I read obsessively, and watch any British TV show I can find.

    https://twitter.com/angelaremaly

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  345. I am on Twitter: https://twitter.com/QHBAlli/

    I am the very proud mother of a 16 year old who struggles every day with OCD and anxiety, and his demons convince him that the people who love him most try to hurt him. Your stories of bravery — always told with wit and grace — truly help give me ideas on how to help him. Send more!

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  346. I’m Heather – http://twitter.com/becomingcliche. I am a reptile keeper in a zoo with one of the best collections of turtles and tortoises in the world. I have a weird chronic condition, and I love Harry Potter.No, that’s not my weird chronic condition. I’m also a writer. I put my hoodie on backwards at work this week in front of my boss, so I am clearly smooth, as well.

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  347. Meg_Menely
    I live in Austin, am in love with my puppy, and have an anxious life with an amazing husband as my rock. http://www.mywinningfight.blogspot.com

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  348. My name is Brandon and my wonderfully weird wife, Mandy got me interested in the Bloggess! Hoping to get some follows at my Twitter: https://twitter.com/odnarb1986. I try to support folks here because I too have had some depressive bouts. Everyone on this page rocks. No doubt.

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  349. My way of dealing with acute agoraphobia is to have anyone…even an infant…with me. I feel safer when not alone. I am a Foster Parent for that very reason. When I’m not fostering, I could stay at home for weeks. I know this is not normal, but this is me…a very small part of me.
    BTW, I read your books, really felt a kinship minus Victor. I don’t have a Victor.

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  350. YASSSSS @bsamelson on twitter. Love nature and food and dogs and pineapples, my brand is strong

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  351. Lisamperky teacher and supporter.

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  352. I don’t understand twitter (more of an instagram girl). Do I have to check it all the time? How do I get involved/make friends?

    I do know that today I called out of a wildlife hospital volunteer shift because I was having a panic attack and lied and said I was sick because I didn’t want them to think I was crazy. This happens.

    I’ve also never seen Titanic and kind of want to watch it and live tweet about it. That’s a thing, right?

    @jenniferzii (twitter and IG)

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  353. 361
    JJ Sutliff

    I moved to Southern California in August and still feel lonely sometimes. I have a great husband, I love teaching, and reading about medical oddities. I’m on Twitter: @MadamFurie. Let’s hang out, y’all.

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  354. hi. you already follow me, I think, so thank you. I don’t know what to say. I have depression, terrible anxiety, & agoraphobia. I don’t have friends anymore because I guess nobody knows how to deal with those things/me. I like dogs and books and other stuff. I’m really uncomfortable even posting this but it would be nice to not be alone. um…so I guess look at my feed & see if you’re interested in anything I’ve posted. http://twitter.com/izzyellmanspay

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  355. Hi I’m Charlotte at http://twitter.com/charlotte52 I’ve raised two special needs kids while dealing with depression and ADHD. Love theater, books, art, Dr. Who, Sherlock. Orphan Black and BBC radio. Also the tribe. Soon to be starting a radio show reading classic children’s literature.

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  356. Hi! https://twitter.com/pottermockingj. College student. Most of my tweets are related to books, cats, anxiety, and The X-Files.😀

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  357. I’m @taysherrrx on twitter. I don’t tweet m very often but I have been in need of a community who undestands my introverted ess and social anxiety (and other anxiety) lately. Jenny–your book made me feel empowered and as though someone finally understood me. Thank you! I’m sure I’ll love this strange little community if it’s even half of how Jenny describes it!

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  358. @elizabethbake Jenny, I talked about “Furiously Happy” with my college English students last week. Life lessons via Rory & Jenny, ftw.

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  359. https://twitter.com/saturncat04 is me. I’m a single mom, I read books, play games, write things, and do science stuff for work. And am as generally anxious as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

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  360. @wendyberd
    I’m here

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  361. @calliewriting

    I’m not sure what I’d do without you people!

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  362. 370
    AryaFirefly

    https://twitter.com/adskelton I love cats, dogs, and goats (pygmy and baby). Geek, nerd, depression/anxiety/panic attacks, claustrophobic, lifelong Alabama Crimson Tide (college football) fan, and voracious reader of anything I can get my grubby little paws on. Most of the time I am shiny, sometimes not, but I try.

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  363. I’m @dixieschnauzer on Twitter.
    I’m a mom – love sharing the teenager struggles.
    Suffer from anxiety and depression.
    Daughter is a survivor of self harm.
    I love puppies, One Direcrion and Sephora.

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  364. I can’t tell you how much fun it is to get mail that tells me you’ve written something new! Just want you to know what a difference you’ve made in so many people’s lives. Happy Easter!

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  365. I followed all you fellow misfits. Let’s get our weird on.

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  366. https://twitter.com/alrac0807 I live in Cleveland and I love cats, trashy reality TV. I have an almost unhealthy interest in true crime books and TV shows but don’t that dissuade you from becoming my Twitter friend!

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  367. I’m @kaleisto. I love ferrets (owned them for the last 10 years but not now. I love animals, travelling and getting to know other weirdos like me. Right now I’m hooked on those adult colouring books and hoping that Jenny comes out with one- wouldn’t a Furiously Happy raccoon to colour in be awesome???

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  368. 377
    libraryzombie

    I’m a little late to this, but better late than never?

    I’m a wife, sister, daughter, aunt and great-aunt all at the age of 42 (yes, I just celebrated my “Answer to life, the universe & everything” birthday this week!).
    I’ve been diagnosed with PTSD (have the nightmares that go with it), depression and anxiety/panic disorder.
    I’m also a kitty-mommy to two awesome cats. We rescued them, but really, they go out of their way to rescue me almost every day.
    I’m also a great big geek/nerd.
    When I’m having a hard time, I journal in a private blog and fill up social media with cute cat/kitten pictures and videos. And sometimes i just do that for fun. I also love to share pictures of food.

    I post to Twitter in fits and starts, but I’m there: http://twitter.com/libraryzombie

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  369. Writer. Feminist. Somehow the mother of a 20-year-old. Dipping toes in the dating pool. Moved to Wisconsin for a job and stayed for the cheese. Chocoholic. Fighting the darkness that is depression for 22+ years with a side order of anxiety. Surrounds self with mix of order and chaos.

    Follow me at https://twitter.com/

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  370. @jameneray

    I’m pretty sure this is my tribe.

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  371. Ugh. @lootsfoz

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  372. 381
    Gunnhildur

    I’m https://twitter.com/Grafarholt
    I have some social anxiety and prefer to stay home. I enjoy reading and was actually introduced to Jenny through the Vaginal Fantasy group on Goodreads. I still dream of having a Vagina Hat, it was amazing. I sew, knit and crochet. I have two cats Mr. Bigglesworth and Óðinn who help keeping me sane.
    I tweet about this and that and sometimes the link to my daily Instagram photo.

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  373. https://twitter.com/Sweethappylife

    I’m sarcastic in an attempt to cover up the depression & anxiety. I hate the horror genre but I watch The Walking Dead & iZombie. I like Doctor Who & Firefly but I’m fairly new to the fandom. I’m totally not desperate for anyone’s approval or anything.

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  374. @rachelprewitt. Healthcare provider, cat and baseball person, depression. That basically covers all my tweets.

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  375. @varnishcentral musician, writer, geek, autistic, reclusive, introvert, cat lover & cat rescue/TNR advocate, bipolar, too busy to be a good friend😛

    Most my tweets are re-tweets and randomness from my brain, with occasional notes about progress on music and writing projects. When it comes to community, I’m mostly good at adding to the numbers and clicking “like”

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  376. http://Www.twitter.com/dinalilly
    I’m more of a reader and responder on Twitter than a poster, but sometimes it’s different. I try to stay positive, because that’s what everyone else relies on me for, but sometimes my inner demons get the best of me. BPD, PTSD, and a wife with MS for which I co-lead a support group. This blog and other outlets fill me up when I’m completely spent giving my all for others. Also have two adult children, but had them young so I don’t have any parenting “peers” because most women my age have toddlers, and my kids’ friends’ parents are about 15-20 years my senior.

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  377. Me also please. @Mamacuckoobird

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  378. 387
    deborahblake1

    @deborahblake I’m an author (paranormal romance, urban fantasy from Berkley/modern witchcraft from Llewellyn) and I talk about writing, witchcraft, cats, gardening, cats, chocolate, wine, cats, and brag a lot about my fellow authors. Occasionally, I’m even amusing. Mostly because of my cats. (Also, fibromyalgia, which I rarely talk about.)

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  379. I’m @anacruzing on Twitter. I am a proud feminist, liberal, humanist, all the good -ists. 36, childless, divorced. Just got my first tattoo last month – a semi-colon to match and show support for someone I care about who has suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts since we were teenagers together. Love TV, art, weirdness, and human expression. Life is fun! And scary. But mostly fun.

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  380. I’m @typicalibrarian. I live near Seattle, and I love books, traveling, and British TV. I struggle with depression and anxiety, and would love to connect with more of our tribe!

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  381. Added a few people on Twitter. I don’t tweet much but like following funny nerdy people. Love books, animals, theatre. Academic but don’t post specific work stuff to this account. @Bockney

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  382. @aliciapare33 I repeatedly kick anxiety in the face. Mom and dad died when I was young so that’s always something to think about at 2am. Mom to 3 boys. Twitter is usually snarky and nerdy

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  383. Oh man, I’m always late to the parties! It’s because I spent my day drowning. Like literally, but not like for real. I was teaching lifeguards so I had to drown so they’d save me. Only 2 of the 20 tried to choke me in the process, so that’s a win. And only one viciously twisted a boob.

    Anyway. I’m @GabsHardy on the Twitters. I… actually had to go look at my recent stuff to see what I twit about, because there’s no real rhyme or reason. Cats. Hats. Dogs. Coffee. Shenanigans, drunken or otherwise. Knives. Work. TV. Liberal politics. Sportsball. Basically whatever comes to mind. I welcome any and all because friends make things awesomer.

    Now I gotta go back through these 400 comments and find some friends!

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  384. I’m at https://twitter.com/worththepain

    I mostly tweet about school struggles, bad days and love horror films.
    Also books.

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  385. I’m @jesshamlet. I tweet about grad school and Shakespeare, mostly.

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  386. Let’s do this! I’m. @carly18 slowly being driven mad by my three kids, husband, in-laws and contractor.

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  387. Hi! I’m Michelle, and I’m at https://twitter.com/MLeighMalone . I don’t tweet a lot, but I do share my blog there, and retweets make me smile.:)

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  388. @grizzly_sean
    It’s mostly frustration about my mother and pictures of my awesome kid, who is awesome in spite of me.

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  389. @bronxquotes
    I post a quote of the day and you usually can tell the level of my depression by what I choose.

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  390. I’m @gacmawhorter on Twitter. I’m young and married (to a medical student). I work as a nanny. I like sports, mental health, small children, improv comedy, and Cleveland, OH. My Twitter self is the snarkiest version of myself. Haha.

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  391. thatlaurachick – Tweets about life, video games, feminism, economics, food, technology, and other miscellany.

    I don’t talk about my depression, anxiety or chronic illnesses much, as my boss follows me. But welcome to my small world.

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  392. @cgogolin I kind of suck at social media because of my anxiety totally taking over my life but I’m working on it. Just read Furiously Happy and found out we’re married to the same man lol. I’m a total nerd, like even professionally. Love video games, books, computers, science, etc. Deal with anxiety (as remarked above), fibromyalgia, migraines, and treatment for depression is actually working (wow yay). Nice to know others know what I’m feeling even though I don’t want anyone to have to deal with that kind of nastiness. Ever.

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  393. Well, I’m late to this party, but here goes: On Twitter, I am https://twitter.com/TuitNutrition

    According to my profile there, I am a “low-carb/keto/Paleo/WAPF-friendly nutritionist by day; novelist, foodie, and indulging a wild imagination by night. USAF veteran. INTROVERT.”

    Aspiring novelist with lots of free time on my hands, which I tend to squander by doing just about anything and everything except writing. I live in the DC area, but I’d like to move to a small farm in the country where I can have a vegetable garden, see the stars come out, and all around smells like rich soil and freshness and life. (Or if not the country, I’m actually very partial to Pittsburgh, PA!)

    Glad to have found some people here who “get it.” Sometimes very dark things go on in our heads, and there isn’t a whole lot we can do about them except wait for them to pass, and know that we’ll be stronger for it after they do. But damn, it’s nice to know we’re not alone.

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  394. @Da_CrowsNest I want to add more humor and music for peeps in everyday life. Still learning how.

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  395. I’m @KelpieStar on Twitter. Selkiesunset on Tumblr and Chelsea Williams Durham on Facebook. I’m bipolar, general anxiety, social anxiety, agoraphobia, and clinical depression. I LOVE Supernatural. Come find me!!

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  396. You already follow me(thank you so much!)but for anyone else here I’m @hgleiser and my tweets are a metric ton of fangirling about Formula One races and my cat. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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  397. @gnewfry i like to commiserate about bipolar or anxiety, but i actually can’t do it for very long because it brings me down. i’m a lonely introvert, which means please come by, now go away. i live in chicago and love the bloggess, doctor who (the new ones), bookbinding and 2D art. and i love reading, but not very long on the internet. i’ll read trilogies but not click through the link on long articles. i’m a bernie supporter and i used to work for greenpeace. i’m on disability for bipolar. this sounds like the worst tindr profile ever. i’m a married cis heterosexual. now it’s the worst ok cupid profile ever.

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  398. https://twitter.com/FreyasDaughter
    Happily married, anxiety, depression, oodles of allergies. I love cooking sewing and spoiling my dog when I am not reenacting the middle ages.

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  399. Tarewyn. I’m not crazy. It was an actual brain tumor.

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    noodleroux

    Jenny, you’re da coolest. I’m really looking forward to EBWW this week and hope we can meet. Maybe we’ll both be hiding in the same ladies’ room, trying to get our shit together.

    I’m @noodleroux and I write about dogs, boobs, books, and the weirdness that is being 40 and (gasp!) childless in the Midwest. Zoloft is my life partner.

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  401. I would love to connect with anyone who appears to live a perfect life but struggles with mental illness. It’s a secret society of sorts and v. v. lonely. Jenny’s book cracked open the horribly wonderful parts of myself and made me look. And now I’m dealing with synthesizing this hidden identity into my public one.
    I blog about being an Army brat and tell stories that re-frame my dad’s bipolar behaviors as the hilarity that it is. So I get that, too. And if you’re bipolar it’s ok. I love my dad and turned out great. Promise.

    @armybratparenting

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  402. I’m https://twitter.com/AShumake
    I mostly tweet and retweet random nerdy fandom things and odd thoughts. I love discussing pretty much anything.
    I spent over a decade diagnosed bi-polar, but now they are going with BPD, Major Depression, Anxiety, PTSD. I am happy to support anyone trying to cope and be the happiest, healthiest person they can in any given situation. All we can ever do is the best we can at the time with the skills we have. Sometimes we need help.
    You are among the list of many strangers who don’t know they are my candle in the dark.
    I recommend the more famous ones: @queenofcussin @jarpad and last but certainly not least @wilw (duh). Hope that’s okay.

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  403. https://twitter.com/bethameyers
    I don’t tweet much, as introverted in Twitter life as in real. But hoping to change that!

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  404. It’s going to take me a few DAYS to follow all the interesting people here! I’m @faziarizvi if anyone’s looking for another to follow: Star Trek, anthropology, archaeology, space, NASA, space, more space, more NASA, space, feminism, spinning wheels and fiber, more space and NASA, butterflies and marmalade (not at the same time), omg puppies, omg BBC Sherlock, occasional venting about humanity, technology, Texas, all the pictures of my cat and puns (you’ve been warned). Writer, actor and nerd (obviously).

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  405. @TheMelaniac – I’m a Canadian and a lawyer and a mom and I live in Peru. For the time being. I’m generally super functional but I over-analyze everything and I drink a lot and I never quite fit in. I don’t twitter much anymore, but I’m thinking of getting back into it.

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  406. meeee me meeee it’s all tv and sarcasm and some of the same dark stuff so many of us have, I’m at @heyyybrother

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  407. @hayfreeland

    Anxiety is a common theme of my tweets. So is One Direction. Big fan of sarcasm. But non-sarcastically love this.

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  408. And I’m @reesayspieces on Twitter. I suffer from anxiety & depression, I’m a wife and a mother (of one adorable child), and some days I don’t want to leave my bed unless it’s to console myself with food.

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  409. Hi. I’m @spyderkl. I’m a mom who likes fiber arts – knitting, spinning, embroidery and dyeing, music, and my family. I struggle with depression and anxiety. I’m kind of quiet most of the time, but I’ve been posting more lately.

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  410. I’m @mckeever_krista I haven’t tweeted much because I’ve always been too nervous. Of what I’m not sure… I do have anxiety soooo I can guess why😉

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  411. I’m Shannon.
    I haven’t been on twitter much lately. I’ve been having a tough time. My mother died in August, my 42 year old sister had a heart attack in October, and then my father died in January, so I’ve been a little messed up. Starting to climb out of the hole now.
    I love Jenny’s books, and got them when they first came out, but I only just started her second one when my son asked to borrow it, and I haven’t gotten it back yet.I think I need to just go out and buy another one. I love The Walking Dead, Doctor Who. I write for, and act in local Theatre. I’m socially awkward, so pretending to be someone else on stage is so much easier than being myself. I also have an adult son with OCD, anxiety and depression. You already follow me, Jenny, but for anyone else who may be interested. https://twitter.com/ShanGFielding

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  412. I’m @pixiestix1207 my daughter has add, insomnia, anxiety and trichtillomania. She’s 13. I’m sure that if I didn’t have the exceptional double standards of parenting ( you know the one where you take the kids to the dr for the tiniest thing but haven’t gone yourself since they were born?) I would probably have my own diagnoses. But I’m terrified of what that might be, and more importantly how it would affect her, so I ignore things.
    On the happier side of things, I live in SF Bay Area, love board games, brown oats, and yes also some sports. I below it takes a village not only to raise a child but also to raise ourselves, and would love to join this tribe of awesome.

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  413. How have I read your blog for years yet never followed you on Twitter? I’m https://twitter.com/JennifWFields I write about being a single mom, depression and addiction.

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  414. I’m over at http://twitter.com/nikkiana. I’m a Tarot reader who suffers from anxiety and depression. I also have two awesome cats.

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  415. @Glitrende_Tispe I like books, reading, cute animals, glitter, random facts, and sass. I have anxiety and depression currently managed by meds and (unofficially) my dog. I love that since following The Bloggess I’ve seen that there are a lot of really wonderful people out there who help balance out all the unpleasantness that can seem without end on the internet.

    twitter.com/glitrende_tispe

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  416. I’m @Showbiz_emelle on Twitter, and I follow Jenny, @wilw, and @EliMcCann (It Just Gets Stranger). I have my own blog, and all I talk about is my shit in my life in Hollyweird. I don’t care if I’m never famous, but I struggle with never having enough work. Sometimes I get depressed, but mostly, I’m blessed.

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  417. … and I want a basket of wilw! … and where are the stuffed bloggess dolls?

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  418. I’m @elypsis
    I don’t tweet at much as I’d like… but I think that comes from feeling a little isolated on the web. I always love the animal tweets and my MS support.
    God bless this tribe, it’s helped so many times.

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  419. faith_currie is my Twitter, just started and finished Furiously Happy today, and I’m hoping to buy Jenny’s other book as soon as possible. It’s nice to hear a voice that lets you know you’re not alone!

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  420. Hi everybody, my name is Adam (@adam_absurdum) and I am a weirdo. I’m newly diagnosed with anxiety and depression. I also enjoy (or used to enjoy and hope to someday again enjoy) reading, movies, and tv in the comedy, scifi, fantasy, and super hero genres, lame jokes, drawing, dogs, camping, facial hair, and I’m starting to dabble in writing. I look forward to being friends with all of you.

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    Nicole Kapp

    @Nicole_Kapp87 https://mobile.twitter.com/search/from:Nicole_Kapp87. I already follow you on Twitter, and I always enjoy seeing your tweets, and reading your blog posts. I suffer from insomnia and anxiety, as well as a stress related condition where I pull my hair out. I like spending time with my niece and nephew, and my dogs. I am addicted to candy. I think this is a fantastic idea!

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  422. I’m a writer/illustrator/lurker with anxiety issues. TBH my anxiety has never been worse than it is right now, because I picked a very stupid day job I can’t get out of, and Internet perspective and community makes me feel like there’s an escape somewhere. Thank you all. http://www.twitter.com/laurenritta

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  423. Ryanq44

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  424. I am @missFiona
    Living in the Netherlands
    Loving your book!!!!
    Also loving all things retro and wierd
    Well …. not all things…
    But like Blythe dolls, granny furniture, flee markets.

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  425. http://www.twitter.com/EricDOwens
    Hi. I’m Eric (@EricDOwens). I’m dealing with depression and probably social anxiety disorder. Given that it’s taken me hours to work up the guts to even post on here, that feels like a safe bet. Anyway, I like comics my cat, architecture and design with a focus on making things better for people and the planet. Science is cool. I love my wife and don’t know where I’d be without her, but I suspect it’d be much darker. I’d like to get back into script writing and making movies and I do some photography. I’m shocked I’m just putting all of this out here, but I won’t let myself delete it now.

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  426. https://twitter.com/Sableazure

    I’m dealing with Fibro, back pain, fatigue and dealing with feelings that I don’t deserve to be part of groups. I love video games, watching stand up, DDP yoga, watching football, being a foodie and playing D&D. I’m also a #critter (I adore watching the web series Critical Role). When my back allows me I make chainmail jewelry. This blog and your books are what I use to stand up to the lying voices in my head.I’m at a point where I know I need to reach out to build my support network, so I can use all the help I can get.

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  427. The Universe has spoken: a good excuse to finally join Twitter! Thank you, Jenny…..

    Half-Chinese and half-Mexican, and half-blind too. Married to a kind and tall white guy born in Vietnam. I micro-manage my diet and activities after 40+ years of health/immunity issues since head injuries at age 5… and because prescription drugs never helped me get anything but sicker. No kids, no pets: I respect animals and little humans too much to risk them being stuck under my care on the bad days. When I can’t write, I draw. When I can’t draw, I practice Reiki healing. When I can’t do Reiki, I swear viciously. Thank you, everyone here, for sharing your shadows and love.

    Christina @reconnectsreiki

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  428. Hello, I’m @sandiokissed
    I’m a graphic design teacher, nanny, house cleaner, dog sitter. I feel so lucky to be self employed, it seems to fit my temperament. I suffer from PTSD, Depresssion, anxiety and have just within days of one another discovered that my darling daughter is bulimic and my sweet sweet middle son has Autism.
    I don’t feel comfortable in a room unless it is filled with books, I hate to wear shoes and Mexican food makes my world go round.

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  429. I am @KingMengi. My twitter doubles as a feed for my blog and April is going to be a very busy month for it.

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    Donna-Marie

    https://www.twitter.com/shadowmice
    Photography, digital art, cats

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  431. Hi, I’m https://twitter.com/lifeinsarahland I haven’t been tweeting much but maybe if I connect with folks I’ll dinit more often. I have a wee bit of the depression and am an insomniac. I am crafty, an avid reader and a comedy nerd. If you want to know who that guy was in that movie with that other guy, I probably know.

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  432. https://twitter.com/LisaOnCampus

    I get geeked out by sci fi things, reproductive rights, social justice, human sexuality, feminism, and cats. And most Masterpiece shows. Otherwise, just trying to survive my PhD program while working full time. I think I need a sugardaddy or a sugarmama so I can eliminate that last bit about working. Then my house might actually be clean, too.

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  433. Hi, I’m Nichole and on Twitter I am @its_not_nicole. Occasionally I will tweet inspiring historical quotes or stories but I’ve never had much of an audience so it’s mainly been for my own benefit. Maybe if that changes I might start sharing more silliness and nerdiness though! I struggle with anxiety and depression and have felt very blessed to find so many kindred spirits here. Thank you so much for having the courage to create, Jenny!

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  434. https://twitter.com/SPICEYRICEY

    Reading, cosplay, pizza…. ALL THE TIME. Gaming, married, bad at making lists?

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  435. Jenny already follows me, which makes me giddy.

    www twitter.com/pellington21

    I work in network PR and am a big old pop culture nerd. There aren’t enough movies, shows, books, music, art or plays/musicals to satisfy.

    Oh, and tomatoes are the devil’s berry.

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  436. I go by LunaMarie here but my handle on Twitter is @mcabel39
    Depression & anxiety are my usual bedfellows, with a soupçon of agoraphobia.
    I love all things geek, up to and including ST (all), SW, SGC (all but the last series, because ouch!) but I really can’t bring myself to care about GOT or Twilight. I also love cooking, teaching people how to cook, wine, cats, dogs and generally quirky other stuff. I have a fantastic memory for trivia and I will use it only for the common good, especially if I need to win an argument.
    Wow, I feel like I just placed a personal ad.
    Woot. Jenny, you are the best.
    PS. I can’t tell you how much I love your writing, blog, etc. you give me hope.

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  437. The Universe has spoken: a good excuse to finally join Twitter! Thank you, Jenny…..

    Half-Chinese and half-Mexican artist, and half-blind too. All kinds of hypersensitivities. Empath and intuitive and inconsistent psychic. Married to a kind and tall white guy born in Vietnam (seriously). I micro-manage my diet and activities after 40+ years of health/immunity issues due to head injuries at age 5… and because prescription drugs never helped me get anything but sicker. No kids, no pets: I respect animals and little humans too much to risk them being stuck under my care on the bad days. When I can’t write, I draw. When I can’t draw, I practice Reiki healing. When I can’t do Reiki, I swear viciously. Thank you, everyone here, for sharing your shadows and love.

    Christina @reconnectsreiki

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  438. I’m on Twitter at https://twitter.com/fatradagast because I look like a mashup of Bombur and Radagast. Also I like birds and woods. Wish I had a magical staff too, but you know what it’s like, you just can’t get the staff these days.

    Jenny, you’re kind enough to already follow me. Shit, I think this is like the fourth account you’ve followed me on, because I’ve had a track record of getting overwhelmed with stuff and ending up deleting accounts. Thanks for keeping on coming back, means a lot.

    Anyway, I make and post ridiculous and random stuff, like joining in the embarrassing confessions or really scrappy “because laser powered robot chickens are the future, motherfuckers” images and birds and books and comics and space and raspberry pi’s and nature and Star Trek.

    Oh yeah, and I’m British, so imagine my tweets in a “sexy British accent” and they’ll sound way better. Something like Cumberbatch. Not that I sound anything like him, but wouldn’t all our tweets sound better if they were read by Benedict Cumberbatch or Kate Winslet? Wonder if we can book them to read selected ones? Fundraiser anyone?

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    Zoe Hewitt

    I’m @ZoeSaidWhat on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ZoeSaidWhat?lang=en). I’m in LA working to be an entertainment reporter. I’ve interviewed a bunch of people and love doing movie reviews. Most of all, I love to laugh!:)

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  440. I’m https://twitter.com/KatherineLJR
    I’m 20, and years ago deleted my account where I followed/interacted with people I knew in real life because it made me so anxious. I kept the account I use to follow interesting people I don’t know in real life. I don’t really tweet because no one knows about this account, but…I have THOUGHTS on things! So, I’m going to start if I find my people. I like books and observing and saying no to things and driving aimlessly. I have depression and anxiety. Maybe some other things!

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  441. I am @CoffeeShopRabbi – my tweets are often about Jewish stuff or LGBTQ rights or disability rights. I find social media weirdly soothing. I wrestle with depression and one of my adult sons has the bipolar.

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  442. […] egg glued to a dead mouse. Or Benedict Cumberbunnies. The usual. And speaking of weirdos, … Continue reading → […]

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  443. Hey, what if we used a hashtag on Twitter to make finding tribe folk easier on Twitter? Something like #RoryTribe ? Could put it in tweets and on profiles maybe?

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  444. Hi, I’m @mootalaei, and I’m a depression-prone TV addict.

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  445. @glyphgeek
    Blogger: into German Food, Matthias Reim (musician), fangirling over my fantasy colony of British Actors, BBC Crime shows, Trekkie, Whovian, ….. and soooo much more. I don’t get on Twitter much since I was stalked from across the living room by a crazy roommate. It’s been 4 years and I still can’t get back to twitter. My blogs autopost but I am not active there.
    Currently dealing with depression and feeling worthless, could be burned out on the job or it could be the Special Hell Enhancing Features that Only Menopause Can Bring. Spring should have sprung me out of this but it hasn’t.

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  446. I’m https://twitter.com/WishfulHermit and I wish I had seen this post earlier…

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  447. https://twitter.com/t_combs

    I love this community!!!

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  448. https://twitter.com/CuriousParker

    Let’s give this a go.

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  449. I’m at https://twitter.com/bumlaser. I’m a British expat living in Maryland with my ladyspouse, two young wombfruit and an extremely flatulent labrador. I work from home in a foreign land, and twitter has kept me (relatively) sane. Currently struggling with depression and chronic skeletal misfortune, from injuries sustained in the construction of a snowman during the winter of 2012.

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  450. Okayzoeyk , I also have a blog where I talk about many similar issues such as depression, anxiety, and just weird shit that happens to me. I would love to meet more people who have similar issues but have survived and can help me and I will be willing to help anyone as well❤

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  451. https://twitter.com/ElleJennison books, being an introvert, hearing loss, depression and anxiety

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  452. @alibrausen I like data, art, and humor that makes me laugh so hard my belly hurts.

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  453. https://www.twitter.com/jadzaea

    I’m in Massachusetts with ADHD. Strengths include derailing conversations, making people laugh when they don’t want to, and a highly inappropriate sense of humor. Tweets mostly include stuff about video games, my cats, complaints about going to the grocery store, and live tweeting when I watch movies like Sharknado.

    I’m prone to going lengths of time without tweeting when I get hooked into a new game (or replay a Bioware game). Because yay hyperfocus!

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  454. Um. I got 42 comments down before I decided I better post because I’m too shy to add anyone. Also, I’m fairly rubbish at using Twitter, which is why I only just realised I still have an account and then I couldn’t remember my username.

    I’m at https://twitter.com/bloodawni and I like.. stuff. I’m a disabled individual living in Australia. I’m a survivor, a babyloss mother, a counselling student & former childcare worker, a crazy nutbag lady (see below) and a bit of a chocaholic. If I remember to use Twitter, you’re likely to catch bits and pieces of all of the above, as well as my hobbies: reading, writing (poetry & flash fiction, primarily), crafting, photography, looking at cute things, bad puns, mental health advocacy.

    Diagnonsense listed for the interested, to give more accurate info than “crazy nutbag lady”: Borderline Personality Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks with Agoraphobia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depersonalisation/Derealisation Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder.

    Totally open to questions about pretty much anything.

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  455. @tlfleck new to twitter..and you would all make a wonderful twitter family!

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  456. https://twitter.com/author_talbot New, sad author desperately trying to find some peeps. No, not Easter peeps. Not that there’s anything wrong with those…

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  457. https://twitter.com/erienneschneck

    You already follow me. I peed my pants that day btw.

    I make soap, watch walking dead and crappy reality TV. I have RA, anxiety that leads to huge bouts of procrastination.

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  458. https://twitter.com/erienneschneck

    You already follow me. I peed my pants that day btw.

    I make soap, watch walking dead and crappy reality TV. I have RA, anxiety that leads to huge bouts of procrastination and then probably depression.

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  459. @kellyfredb I’m not much good at the twitters but that’s because I don’t follow enough interesting people. I almost never tweet but will be following you people. I like cats, dogs, knitting, coloring, books, baking. I have depression, anxiety, eating disorder and am the parent of two kids with anxiety (and celiac disease) one also has depression. I live for naps.

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  460. Ack! I almost forgot my most favorite thing of all; Kristin Hersh and ALL her music. @kellyfredb

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  461. I’m Jolene, writing and fighting for animals.:) Hey everyone. https://twitter.com/kitnen/

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  462. I live life with a running commentary in my head that goes something like-“Hm. Don’t see that everyday…” I’m also a psychiatric nurse so I do see that everyday.
    My heart and my soul is there.
    I also have a dead pet cat I should probably get stuffed as she is taking up room in my freezer.

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  463. Twitter: @brainyisnewsexy You may not want to follow me if you dislike feminism, all types of equality, or cute bunny rabbits.

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  464. I’m @draiochtatintri. I am a Mom of two boys. I have PTSD, SAD, Generalized Anxiety disorder, and OCD which manifests as dermotillomania. I like coloring (yay adult coloring books) and hiding from reality on line. Parenting with mental illness is hard some days and on the hardest I read or zone out to Food network when my boys are in school or asleep. My husband is very supportive but some days just wants me to not be sad, angry or upset. Too shy to add people (like WOAH), so if you want to go ahead and add me, please do. Jenny, your books have changed my life so much in the last year and have made me feel less alone. Thank You❤

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  465. so fun, and I am late to the game!
    @mercurysmine on Twitter and Instagram.
    I am a single mom to an 11 year old boy. I live in Michigan and I like to DIY, decorate, read, travel. I’m a vegetarian. I enjoy good beer and live music!

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  466. @Dotwonder

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  467. Single mom of a teenager with Aspergers. My depression is under control but the anxiety gets the best of me a lot of days. I don’t tweet much but https://twitter.com/tat2mama

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  468. I’m Julie at https://twitter.com/garden_delights. I plant things when I feel sad. Or when I feel happy. I just grow a whole lot of plants. Happy Spring!

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  469. I’m at

    https://twitter.com/loose_endings

    I am essentially a yarn junkie. I’ve been following you for a few years now. And have adopted the phrase “depression lies” to remind myself that I am not alone in this world and there are people out there that understand what is going on inside my head even when I am lost.

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  470. https://twitter.com/suzprovo
    Goods: Glitter, unicorns, trashy crafts, troublemaking faeries, bad taxidermy, hula hoops, massage therapy
    Evils: adhd, anxiety, depression, dog fur

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  471. I’m Gwendle at https://twitter.com/Gwendle_Vs and I started a weekly blog because it helps me fight the depressive apathy where I would get to the end of the week and not have done anything. Now at the end of the week at least I’ve written something, and drawn a few stick figures.

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  472. I’m Luanne at https://twitter.com/LuanneTheGreat. I’m constantly trying to get my schnaw together, and enjoying every small success along the way. I’d love to help / be helped, and I’d love to follow / be followed. Happy Easter!

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  473. I’m http://twitter.com/ljs39. I complain a lot, and post pictures of cats and dogs. I cried when I read Furiously Happy because for the first time, I felt like it was okay that I have a taxidermy fox and trich. I’m really good at enjoying/appreciating things other people are enthusiastic about.

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  474. https://twitter.com/needs_saying

    My tweets are usually links to either my new blog post or an article I found interesting. There’s an overall theme of mental health, but recently I’ve posted a little about my new hobby: Smash Books.

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  475. jenny, you already follow me and i thank you for that!
    we’re all about the rescue. rescue mom of 2 ginger ninjas and a one eyed wonder dog. my husband rescues me on the reg whether from myself, food or the bookstore…i rescue him from being too serious. with love ALL things are possible @absolutahnie9, i will follow back.

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  476. twitter.com/jennfah nerdy, board game loving, cat owner who reads too much.

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  477. @RissaRSorensen
    I just enjoy connecting with people and chatting.

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  478. https://twitter.com/do_not_blink77

    I haven’t been on Twitter in a while, but would love your follow! I’ll likely be posting about Neko Atsume a lot… I’m obsessed with it.

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  479. I don’t tweet that much but I’m trying to do it a little more. I’m @hlfinn on there.

    And if people could also follow the dog rescue I tweet for I would so so so so so appreciate it. We’re trying to get more notice on there. It’s Carolina Loving Hound Rescue and on twitter it’s @CLHRescue. Because dogs.

    Looking forward to having more people to follow!

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  480. @merritfrey Lots of work tweets (but I do have a pretty fun job), but I would love to expand my twitter world to include more fun, support, and mayhem.

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  481. @vocabmarketing Likes: cats with attitudes and gummy bears
    Dislikes: carrots & beets

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  482. I’m Lisbeth at https://twitter.com/Ponyinc

    In short: from Denmark, kettlebells, vinyl records, coffee, books, quietness, cats and movies.

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  483. https://twitter.com/CrochetQueen23

    I like to crochet, read, and play video games. I have depression, anxiety, some OCD, and probably a couple other things.

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  484. @overratedpunc trying to be human in a world that doesn’t accept human emotion

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  485. I’m @nervycookie Jenny, you already follow me ❤️

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  486. I love this!!! And I love this tribe. I’ll come back to these comments and follow people when I have more time. Twitter is my favorite place. I’ll tweet about anything and follow anyone who doesn’t spew hate. I hope I get to know more of our tribe. Oh! I might tweet about my kids, my cats, squirrels, and whatever else catches my attention. I like to share articles too. I’m kind of a book nerd. I’m generally insecure but mask it with my enthusiasm.

    @jenniferflaig (a.k.a. https://twitter.com/jenniferflaig)

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  487. @PinucciPie I’ve been unconsciously avoiding this blog for several years because I think I knew we had too much in common. This past weekend someone told me, “you have to read this book with the crazy raccoon.” Within 10 pages I knew I was screwed. It spoke to me in crazy ways I’ve been repressing for years. Then I look at the cover and yell at myself that I got suckered in. I don’t know if I love you or despise you for this but I’m willing to connect and find out.

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  488. @blinkinglotus

    I’ve not been overly active on Twitter, because I didn’t know how to become part of a community. Thanks for connecting all of us, Jenny. ❤️❤️❤️

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  489. @digbydigz or @dholcombwriter The former is my goofy personality, tweeting about anxiety, mindfulness (yeah, working on it), and things that drive me nutty. The latter is where I tweet about writing.

    Congrats on making the list with Plath!

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  490. @MillerTime_13
    My Twitter account is woefully neglected, but I’m trying to work on that. Follow me and I’ll try harder. I am a domestically challenged mom of one – I enjoy sarcasm, videos of people falling down, animal memes, proper grammar, and white wine to temper my anxiety.

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  491. @kitrona, although I don’t check Twitter that often.

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  492. @mentalcandy0702

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    The Quirky Zoologist

    @mentalcandy0702

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  494. I’m one of the ones who was saved this weekend. A desperate tweet that I was seconds away from deleting when you and your followers bombarded me with a “love storm”. All of you let me know I was not alone and helped me through it. My family and I will be forever grateful and I hope to pay it forward.
    @arionis337

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  495. https://twitter.com/juniperdinners

    I joined twitter just this year. I’ve started the #whatsfordinner challenge where I share what I cook, when I cook as a way to inspire others to get in the kitchen. On my site I post a menu on Sundays and a recap of the past week on Saturdays. I’m on week 7 and so far so good.

    my full explanation of #whatsfordinner is here: http://www.juniperinherhair.com/whatsfordinner/

    I love this tribe but I’ve never commented or made my presence known. I live with anxiety and depression. The kitchen is where my creativity and need for control are fed [har, har]

    It’s a huge relief to know that I’m #notAlone

    i’d love to chat food/meal planning/crafting/existential life stuffs/love (I’m getting married in 90 days! bonkers.)

    cheers! (i can’t figure out how to log into my wordpress for this comment. this is why i have a computer-y fiance)

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  496. I’m still jbassset https://twitter.com/jbassset

    Jenny already follows me and sometimes even replies to me when I say silly things at her!

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  497. http://www.twitter.com/unconventional I’m late to the party and will want to leave first probably but here I am. Or something.

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  498. @MissGloop

    I love finding other weirdos like me. It is sometimes hard not to feel alone as a single parent/ introvert who has a hard time with casual socialization except when I’m at cons and I finally find others like me. I enjoy comic book/ fantasy shit and my Twitter is mostly bs

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  499. I’m Gina W. @suzdal92. I believe this is the link to me directly: https://twitter.com/suzdal92

    Jenny– you already follow me but it would make my day to find more like-minded people. I’m tired of always being the “odd” one in any group of people. Sigh. MORE WEIRD FRIENDS PLEASE!!!

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  500. Jenny – I want to join the tribe. https://twitter.com/nancyvansanten

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  501. Jenny: You’re awesome and already follow me, but I wanted to tell you anyways.
    @ThingsToShea

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  502. @glitterhoarder (already followed, but adore the community)

    turn to twitter when im overly emotional, and often use it to express myself and smile in spite of it all.

    terrified of squirrels and icicles, fascinated by snoop dogg, obsessed with bad taxidermy and nail polish.

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  503. Jenny is already my pal on Twitter, but one can never have too many pals. https://twitter.com/StMongo
    I’m a photographer, artist, and author of shitty haiku.

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  504. I’m @beckles85. Lots of tweets about Doctor Who & British TV, Jeopardy when I can watch, music (mostly alternative), and things I say to myself that I think are funny and I need to share.

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    Hannah Faye

    I’m @hannahfaye on Twitter. Lots of cat pics and nerdy rants but I’d love to make new friends!

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    nwhepcat@yahoo.com

    I have already made a wonderful friend via your Twitter, Jenny! I even traveled to DC to go to a Supernatural convention with her.

    I’m nwhepcat on Twitter and elsewhere, a fangirl, creative type, spinster with teal hair and 2 cats. My Twitter got out of balance with political snark, so I have been hiding from it. I’d love to load it heavily with awesome of various types.

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  507. I’m Jodee and I just started chemotherapy for my weird rare autoimmune disease, Behcet’s Syndrome (it can be both Syndrome or Disease but I prefer syndrome because then the initials are BS, which this disease totally is). I feel like crap most of the time now, so I usually try to complain funnily when I am not sharing other funny things. I also write and illustrate my blarg, I’d Like Cheese on My Entire Family. My best friend who also had BS died recently so I feel like I have no one to talk to, even though sometimes I don’t want to talk at all, I just want to laugh or look at kittens. Now I’m crying. http://www.twitter.com/fattieart

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  508. I’m @ladymarm, though I tweet really rarely because I never feel like I’ve got much to say. I have a love of most things nerdy, though SFF books are the big one, and currently I’ve started refinishing/building wood furniture and have no clue what I’m doing. I love that this group exists.

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  509. I’m stefuni and have depression and anxiety I’m also a knitter and crafty type person..

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  510. meep. I did not mean to make my address public for spambots. (Your peeps, cool, but not spambots.) I just forgot how to internet for a minute there. Jenny, can you remove so I can repost?

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  511. you’re already following me but I’d love to make more weird Twitter friends. @gingermostly

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  512. https://twitter.com/starshard

    I have enough brain squirrels to fill a forest and this year is going to be equal parts awesome to terrifying (long-distance fiancé of eight years is going to be in the same country, to stay, as of next week and I’m distracting myself from how overwhelming it all is by buying towels for the house we haven’t got yet >.>) So err, yeah, expect chaos and creative profanity.

    Beyond that, I talk about gaming a lot, despair over how behind on my knitting I am and spam photos of my critters (one Japanese Spitz and two chinchillas).

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  513. visit this blog please. It’s very interesting and beautiful: http://losientoaunquetunolosepas.blogspot.com/

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  514. I’m at https://twitter.com/feistyharriet I am feisty and snarky and love words more than pretty images (which are nice, just not as much my jam). I love baby elephants and have hundreds of memes saved to my phone, which I’m too anxious to share because what if my humor is a special snowflake and you don’t think my polar bear meme is funny?

    xox

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  515. You’re already following me, but I’d love to connect with more people. I’m a single-mom with some serious anxiety issues. http://www.twitter.com/emmycaitlin

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  516. 521 comments?! Okay… well this might take me literally days to get through, but hey, you’re worth it! I can be found at @BumbleandOak, however perhaps my more natural habitat is https://www.instagram.com/bumbleandoak/. Panic and Disorder (anxiety) frequently pop in for tea and my coping mechanism sadly is to attempt to giggle my way out at the most inopportune, inappropriate times. Oh, and chocolate, (need I say more?). Also, I live in a faberge egg. No, not really, but I used to live in Calgary AB, where they have Chinook clouds (long story, ask Leo DiCaprio), that arch across the sky and what I had always imagined it looked like from the inside looking out of a faberge egg. Welcome to my world❤

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  517. You might already be following me, but I’m amourjoie. You are a dollface. 💜

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  518. I’m at @kokopoko2 and I like talking to people when I’m fighting off binging. I have depression, anxiety and a narcissistic mother.

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  519. I believe you are already following me, but for anyone else – I love this community!! https://twitter.com/miseryandmayhem.
    My description on twitter pretty much sums it up: writer, belly dancer, faerie, artist, tree, accessories designer, windstorm… depends on the day.

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  520. @cakestandlady here! You already follow me, but your people are definitely my people! I make beer and wine and cake stands and children, and lists, and bad jokes: https://twitter.com/cakestandlady

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  521. @Mae_April
    I am a big ol’ ball of randomness!! Be my friends??

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  522. I long ago passed my freshness date, but still can’t decide what to be when I grow up. I think I have PTSD from years of working at newspapers. I’m not depressed, exactly, but I have my suspicions about really happy people. I have surrounded myself with books and I watch WAY too much TV. I would probably be perfectly happy never to leave home, except maybe to shop. I do love to shop. I worry too much about the world because most people don’t worry enough. I am @indybhoffman on Twitter where I wish I was more interesting. But I’m trying.

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  523. I will definitely be going through these comments to find new people to follow.
    I almost never actually post on Twitter, because my social anxiety is so screwed up that I even have trouble socializing online. Maybe this will help with that, though.
    https://twitter.com/VengefulFaerie

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  524. @RhiannonHall47 I’m a writer and overall awkward weirdo (not sure that wasn’t already implied by “writer” but some read words differently than I do) who struggles with depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. I also love clever sarcasm and watching God do things that blow our pathetically human minds. Jenny already follows me (cause I’m totally that cool is anyone buying that I’m cool? didn’t think so.) but if anyone else would like to say hi, feel free.:)

    PS: this almost felt like a dating site for a second.

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  525. You already follow me Jenny (that made my year – seriously you’re awesome)!

    I tweet about cats and funny stuff. I have PPD and anxiety and also have had social anxiety my whole life (although I don’t talk about my mental health too much on twitter).

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  526. @nefelibatagurl INFJ. ADD. Middle School Counselor. I have a love/hate relationship w/ my cat. Creative endeavors are especially weird & just for fun. New to skateboarding at 47 y/o. Single mother of one red headed girl who just got her first big girl job & is moving out next week. I should not live alone…

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  527. @stucktomyshoe i’m still figuring out this tweeter thing

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  528. http//twitter.com/Cameron_Udall. Weird girl that lives in weird Bisbee. Don’t post much bug would love to have everything (everything was my crazy predictable text, but hey, at least it has high expectations for me) someone to talk to about Dr Who because all my so called whovian friends abandoned me after Peter Capaldi. I suffer from clinical depression and anxiety. A also own a two bodied one headed pig that’s in a pickle jar on my mantle and my family has a stuffed two headed cow which I try and steal at every opportunity

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  529. I’m on twitter as @vcjacobs01
    I’m hoping to become a writer, but mostly I’m distracted by shiny things and cat videos.

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  530. @enemacruz on Twitter.

    Doing my best to do right by me, not something I take time to do very often. So my husband had a trauma thing Father’s Day 2014, which resulted in a blood loss injury (anoxic brain injury) when his heart stopped. He is blind now and has memory deficits. I work full time plus, in three jobs. He is pretty independent, all things considered. He can public transit and has an iPhone and whatnot. But the memory stuff… I am finding myself so frustrated. I know intellectually that he can’t help it. I know therapy could probably help but I am just too tired to talk about my feelings- I need real world brain injury hacks and to know how others in my place deal. My immediate area only has one support group for family/caregivers and I work that day. I am working on FMLA so I can attend and see if it’ll help— but if any of you wonderful people know people, groups, what have you… I will take what I can get. Thank you.

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  531. https://twitter.com/marciethebird

    Texas girl and former Walt Disney world employee. Obsessed with birds, fighting social anxiety every day, not enough coffee in the world.
    I’d love to meet you! I’m very chatty so never fear talking to me!:)

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  532. https://twitter.com/AmyQOTWF

    I fittingly finished FURIOUSLY HAPPY at 4:30 this morning during a bout of hormone-related insomnia. I’ve battled with depression my whole life, then had a really shitty 1.5 years in 2008 & 2009, like super shitty, like multiple deaths, cancer, job-loss and foreclosure shitty and my body decided to respond to my attempt to be stoic by throwing a driving panic disorder at me, on the 405, near the Getty Center. My body is an ass sometimes.

    It’s been 7 years and I’m trying to drive again, because not driving really limits the whole not-turning-into-a-hermit thingie. So that’s my biggest deal. I have heard about you, your humor, your books, your love of dead/stuffed things for a few years, but now, having read your last book, I’m finally joining the chorus of online proud weirdos who say “I’m so glad I found you.” Because, you let me know I’m not alone in being an oddball.

    Jesus, that’s a long note.

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  533. I am at https://twitter.com/volleychick007. Canadian who lived in the states for a brief stint. Lover of Disney and tea.

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  534. https://twitter.com/Dana43Dana I don’t use twitter….yet. Maybe I can use it as a place to express my sarcasm more effectively. I ride a motorcycle, I knit, and I love to read. :-)

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  535. https://twitter.com/augiehelgeson i think i double posted – Dallas Texas girl, graphic designer, childrens illustrator. i have a fat parrot, a phat husband, and a filthy mouth. private account to keep my boss away but ill add anyone who asks.. DONT HESITATE ASK!! also on instagram: @augiehelgeson. LOVE YOU GUYS!

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  536. I’m Tommy, @Meudhros

    I’m 28 and in outside sales. My days consist of driving to customers, and sitting outside their offices for 15-20 minutes while I struggle to go inside. Somehow I’ve managed to be successful at what I do. Some days I drive home.
    I’m married to the woman of my dreams, we have a cat, and a godson who we love.
    I’m super geeky and don’t post a lot. But i love yo read.

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  537. You already follow me, so no need to add. I’m @mira_katt and live in my right brain. That’s a direction, not saying anything is right about my brain. I live with PTSD, anxiety, depression, agoraphobia, chronic pain, and two awesome felines. When not working at my part-time massage therapy practice, I live for nerd fandoms in television and movies, and adore British mysteries. Why does this sound like a personal ad for a dating website?

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  538. @NightWritergrrr I’m a married lesbian (fortunately my wife is also gay!). You weirdos are my tribe.

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  539. Oh, my god, I love sloths! So encouraging to see everyone “hugging” over the weekend.
    https://twitter.com/dearspart

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  540. Twitter.com/ksujulie
    You already follow me. I am on Twitter to mostly talk about college and pro sports. I’ll always retweet things that make me laugh. I write for a local KC magazine and I write on my blog. I just wrapped up an interview with Eric Stonestreet for the magazine.
    Are we saying what we’re diagnosed with too? I’ve been on an antidepressant since October. I’m looking forward to coming off it this October. Although, very few people know about this. And now I feel like I’ve just told the world…

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  541. No! I’m super late! @JillBrownell I am extremely introverted and anxiety prone. Laughter saves me.

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  542. @meudhros

    Can we please remove the above post i just made? Too much information in there.

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  543. twitter.com/ellie_roth

    college student. aspiring writer. ADHD and major depressive disorder. furiously happy.

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  544. @dinglehopper7

    28, bipolar 2, love the Little Mermaid, Anglophile and Aussiephile, history buff, love crafting, early childhood educator

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  545. @fallenpeach .. I mostly tweet about the side business my husband and I run where he draws cute animals and I make things out of the illustrations… but also nerdy things, books and cats. Trying not to let my anxiety get in the way of living life.

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  546. I hope I’m not too late! You follow me, but everyone else probably doesn’t. https://twitter.com/MS_JerseyGirl

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  547. Excellent post. Here goes my boring ass Twitter link. https://twitter.com/TonyToneVega

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  548. I love you people so much it’s painful. I’ve followed everyone with a link but it’s gonna take longer to do the ones without a link so scream at my face if I’ve missed you.

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  549. I created a public Twitter list for our tribe. I just started it, so not everyone is on there yet. I wanted to share the list as a way to easily find and follow all of these awesome weirdos yourselves. When the link opens, click on the number of “Members” (found under the group name on the left) to see all of the folks on the list. More will be added.

    If you’re not familiar with Twitter lists, they’re an easy way to filter tweets made by specific people. You can create your own curated list or subscribe to someone else’s. For instance, with the list of folks in these comments, I’ll be able to quickly see tweets from this fabulous tribe. Please feel free to subscribe to this list if you’d like, but most importantly, to follow the awesome weirdos yourself.

    Here’s the link to my list: https://twitter.com/JenniferFlaig/lists/thebloggesstribe

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  550. I’m Carol Anne, I’m a cancer survivor who loves taking pictures and coloring
    https://twitter.com/ghostly_ennui

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  551. @CaitAdams (Jenny, you follow me already!)
    A sporadic Twitter user, a New Yorker transplanted to Maryland, somewhat functioning with social phobias, hermit leanings, free floating anxiety, depression that comes and goes.
    Love doing artsy craftsy upcycling of stuff, running (yes, exercise), and watching and obsessing about Doctor Who, among many things.
    Also, I am married and have two boys aged (almost) 12 and 9, a girly mutt of a dog, and two leopard geckos.

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  552. thank you jennifer! that made it so easy to add people!!

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  553. holy shit this was brilliant! i never really liked twitter until today my feed is fucking AWESOME now!!

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  554. http://www.twitter.com/xcannedx

    Hi I’m Candace. You can find me drinking all the coffee and being told not to because I’ve been suffering from panic disorder for 25 years. I also like cupcakes and chihuahua… but don’t tell my Pit Bull.

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  555. @drhoctor2 CPTSD Clinical depression panic disorders etc Rape survivor Feminist Mom Bundle of Joy! Love Twitter Am pretty much interested in everything

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  556. Okay, waaaaay up there ^ I said I wasn’t smart enough to figure Twitter out. I’m still not, but I did get another Twitter account set up. @MrsAuberry_00

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  557. 575
    Jean Roberts

    http://www.twitter.com/electroncloud10

    Hey there. Here we are alllllllllll the way at the bottom. I hope there are a few of you who haven’t given up reading these comments. There are, after all a shit load to wade through. I am one of those people who feel like I should be putting myself out there and trying to be social because I feel lonely and I do like spending time with small groups of people ( maybe 4 max) but I tend to feel safer staying home. I love reading, my four cats, checking out unexplored roads when driving. Always hoping I will stumble across something WONDERFUL when I’m driving somewhere new, but often afraid of getting out of the car to explore by foot. Twitter is a little hard for me. I have trouble limiting myself to their character limit, but I’m game.

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  558. After reading above, I decided to reframe me a tad. Wife to recently blind and brain injured hubby, stepmom to his two girls 11 and 18. STRUGGLING to keep from yelling and lashing out at him with his memory struggles. STRUGGLING to deal with the little’s mother who will not give an inch above parenting plan, and STRUGGLING to mold the oldest (who suffers from depression and major anxiety) into a self-reliant woman who can function on her own hopefully one day. I need room and space to vent and redirect my shit. Also have three chihuahuas who help (when they are not dragging their sharp as nails dog food all over living room floor).

    https://twitter.com/Enemacruz

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  559. Cards Against Humanity ROCK. You have to be sick and twisted to be really good at it, but luckily my entire family qualifies.

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  560. I stink at Twitter, but you always have such cool ideas! I’m Marcy, and I try to do things to make myself less timid and squeamish: https://twitter.com/MarcyTooTimid

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  561. I deleted my first Twitter account. Started another one a while back. @squallygirl but no one follows me so I don’t tweet, since why? No one is there to listen… I do enjoy stalking people on there tho… 😉
    I’m slightly mad, rather strange, and I work in the media. I have grand ideas and no gumption to do anything.
    I have depression and anxiety. I have a blog with a ton of unpublished entries and a few you can see…

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  562. @emmygirlie anxiety, depression, books, worrying, gaming and puppies. Also, I’m always too late to the party.

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  563. https://twitter.com/meganbequiet

    recent college grad wondering where/how to build a life, and unsure why it’s so hard to make new friends as a grown up

    (but seriously though is everyone just lonely and quiet by themselves in their own homes)

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  564. Late to the party. I have a twitter account but don’t tweet much. Picking and choosing words from the various labels I’ve accumulated, “bipolar dissoid” is closest to who I am today. I will most likely lurk in the twitter shadows.

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  565. Damn twitter app! I like reading, games, puzzles, traveling by train, and cats.

    https://twitter.com/tkalen

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  566. I’m roseyoung70 on Twiffer look forward to tweefing with youses

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  567. I’m @BlackLakeGirl and I have anxiety disorder and often end up refusing to leave my house for social events.

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  568. Twitter: @HaleyMcknzie https://twitter.com/HaleyMcknzie. I can only focus while listening to the dishwasher, but also an environmentalist so thankfully Youtube’s got my back (8 hours of dishwasher sounds exists). While I probably like animals more than people I am from Texas and you can’t beat a good (sustainably sourced) steak ya’ll. 25, Anxiety, PTSD…fueled by caffeine- cause that’s a good idea. Two chromium cobalt rods and 17 titanium screws in my back…no they never come out, yes I can do most things except tying my shoes or easily getting through airport security…still young, still workin’ on it… already have enough stories to fill a few books but should probably put some more years between now and then to ease everyone involved into the idea:)

    Would be honored if you and anyone on this thread connected with me.

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    Aunt Stace

    Jenny, I really want to thank you for offering this opportunity for all of us! I’ve been debating about adding my Twitter name for the past 24 hours since I saw the “Not Alone” email in my inbox. When I first came yesterday, the replies were at 241 and I figured I would get lost in the mix somehow. I’m a fiercely private person who greatly identifies with members of “Our Tribe” for many different reasons

    I’ve been following your blog for several years now and this is the FIRST blog comment that I’ve ever made!! I have been too intimidated to do it before now but you’ve inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and raise my hand to be noticed in my self-imposed corner of the room we call Twitter.

    https://twitter.com/Stacers79

    P.S= I’ve been seriously introverted since birth!! For the majority of my upbringing, my parents’ always explained it away to others as “She’s just really shy!” as I hid behind them. Cut to three decades later and I still can’t function like I feel my peers are able to. It’s incredibly isolating and I have no control over it. NONE whatsoever!!

    #INTROVERTS UNITE

    Thanks again, Jenny! You are awesome:)

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  570. @docabh at twitter:)
    I usually use Twitter when I’m a bit down, I use Instagram more. Already added someone from here because of her interests, so I’ll add mine in case someone wants to do the same
    Yoga, pets, garden, sewing, crochet and knitting:)
    The blogges already followed me and I went hole “nick miller” freak out! 😝 (Yes, I’m a new girl fan)

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  571. 590
    pointlessboob

    I come here for the funny. Stay for the tribe.

    https://twitter.com/PointlessBoob

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  572. @lisalulu32 on Twitter. Cats, books, coloring, Dr. Who, DC, Marvel, anxiety, depression,

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  573. @castironcookie – I’m still figuring out how to use twitter… at the moment its linked to instagram and mostly food pics. But I will be adding in cat pics, anxiety issues, dinosaur related things and general thoughts about me. I hope. If I figure out how to use it.

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  574. @whenalionsleeps – I love all things animal related but I mainly post thing I find funny or truthful. I want to make a difference one day.

    And if it’s okay, I’ll add my mom @onebaconlady who is working on her first cookbook now and I would love for her to have more support if anyone is willing to give it a chance.

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  575. I am a cat: https://twitter.com/pincycat and I like bad jokes, words, and I’m bothered by a squirrel that’s very lippy.

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  576. I am https://twitter.com/pincycat and I like bad jokes, words (I’m talking to you, Merriam-Webster!), and there’s a squirrel that torments me who is very lippy. Squirrels know more cuss words than you think they would.

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  577. I’m a Crazy Chicken Lady of Burbank, and just recently discovered you, (because of Beyonce!) but I have a good explanation: I’m a Finn, so I’ve been living under a big rock in Northern Europe most of my life. I don’t know if you should follow me in my twitter, since I’m the lamest tweeter ever. I just spam people with book-baby-chicken- stuff, since I’m trying to be as interesting as pop-up ads. https://twitter.com/AdeleEnersen

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  578. https://twitter.com/Luxlun

    I’ve never really been sure what to use twitter FOR.

    But I adore Jenny and want to know what the top secret new announcement is going to be!

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  579. I’m @heathermcfrln and I run a comic book store for a living. I miss the early days of Twitter when it was easy to form acquaintances based on common interests, so this is awesome.

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  580. I’m https://twitter.com/candidkay. I like writing about slices of life, which is good. And I love cheese and wine and all good food–which is also good, but also bad until I lose 15 lbs:).

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  581. I am https://twitter.com/kimglasman. I’m not really good at Twitter. I kind of don’t get it so I don’t tweet much, but it looks like this is a good place to start. I recently followed my son and he blocked me, jerk. Anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADD, OCD and in denial of it all. I spend a disproportionate amount of time staring at the wall while trying to be productive. I keep hoping one day things will just “click” and I will be able to do what the regular people do. In the meantime, I guess I will stare at Twitter a little more and the walls a little less:). Thanks for letting me into The Tribe.

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  582. This is great! Thanks for doing this. I have seriously been trying to figure out how to find interesting new people to follow, so I’m about to go follow a bunch of people…

    This is me: https://twitter.com/CasualTeaTime

    I tweet miscellaneous things.

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  583. I’m @theresasaylor I have severe recurrent depressive disorder, add, ptsd, social anxiety disorder, GAD, self harm and suicide ideation …I’ve been through loads of meds, TMS therapy, psychotherapy and am currently going through EMDR. Finding friends who actually understand me is hard. I’d love to join the tribe if you’ll have me.

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  584. I’m @ekkross
    i’m a programmer. being a woman in tech is…well it’s a whole thing.
    i post about feminism, the separation of church and state (which is my favorite thing), my adorable dog stevie, comics and tv. i haven’t had the guts yet to post about the OCD, the dermatillomania (which is totally a word shut up spell check!), or the anxiety.

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    JoanneMarie

    https://twitter.com/JMFaustiReads I read a lot and post chalkboard messages, almost daily.

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  586. I don’t have a Twitter account. In fact, I don’t social media at all (yes, I just verbed “social media”). But I’ve been in need of friends who aren’t Netflix or a Dan Brown novel. So this me reaching out for a friend.

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  587. I’m @elizzaccaro and i need to be brave!

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  588. I don’t have a twitter account, but I have started a blog about my experiences: http://www.onesickvet.com. I used to have a life, but I haven’t left the house in months, except to go to doctor’s appointments. Needless to say, I find my isolation, inability to work, and debilitating
    health condition frustrating and depressing. Thank you for building this community, Jenny. It’s a lifesaver.

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  589. @daniellabellas on twitter & instagram, I’m always looking to add to my tribe, but I’m just happy all of you exist:)

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  590. I struggle with being a work-at-home-mom and feel like I am losing my identity and my sanity.

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  591. Following every single one of your fantastic faces. Because you’re amazing. And because I really needed this reminder that the family you’re born into isn’t the only one you get in life. Love to you all.

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  592. @appstatekate on Twitter and Instagram. I’m lonely most of the time. I’m tired all of the time. I teach, so I feel like I use up the best parts of me during the day and there’s nothing left for me or my kids when I’m done. I rarely even talk to adults during the day, unless I seek them out. No one seeks me out. Panic, anxiety, and depression do not make me much of a friend that people want around, it seems, even though I try really hard to be there for others and fight the demons that plague me. Things are just super dark and lonely lately. I miss talking to people sooo much.

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  593. @amanda501 I don’t think anybody truly realizes how anxious I really am…

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  594. https://www.twitter.com/dadvsnerdettes Am really really working on remembering that depression lies. It’s lying a lot more right now than usual.

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  595. Hi, I’m @thatmrsmiller on Twitter and Instagram. Geek and wannabe food blogger. I’m always up for new friends!

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  596. Crash_Ride on Twitter. I love your books and they have helped me to laugh and feel and cry.. and to know I’m not suffering alone. Feeling socially awkward, having a hard time meeting new people and making friendships in real life, having crippling depression that makes me want to hide in bed and not face the world. Having the simplest things drain all the energy out of me. Thank you for making it easier to talk about those hidden illnesses and bringing them out for us to relate to.

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  597. I left a comment earlier but didn’t say much about myself. I have bipolar disorder and I experience a lot of anxiety. I enjoy being furiously happy most of the time. I love dogs, reading, photography, and anything inspiring/empowering. https://twitter.com/JennyGargarello

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  598. Who am I? Sign Language Interpreter, Sci-Fi geek, knitter, lover of books, occasional grammar dalek, and fighter of depression.

    I check Twitter throughout the day. Don’t post very often but enjoy reading other’s stuff and keeping in touch with friends I’ve made through following Jenny. Anyone who adds me I’ll add back. I don’t promise to post everyday though.
    @yodanic (Nicole R)

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  599. I’m @geekgyrl1138 suffering from depression, anxiety and agoraphobia. Currently dealing with infertility issues which completely sucks and causes great flares in the depression bastard. Love fur babies, nerdy things, nature, and books. Lonely and scared to reach out, but making this small baby step. (Jenny, you already follow me, but other tribe buddies are welcome to visit me) Although I may be hiding in bed and not reply right away, my virtual hugs are with all of you.

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  600. @danidancer7 I’m Danielle, I love cats and reading and dancing and yoga, but I don’t post much because I get too anxious.

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  601. @josscreations

    I’m not brave enough to discuss my disorder (yet). But I love seeing that I’m not alone, and that there are so many brave people out there willing to fight for us. I love fiber crafts, I do Yoga and Meditation to help fight my symptoms, I love Shakespeare and all kinds of books.

    My two favorite books of all time are Furiously Happy and Alice through the Looking Glass.

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  602. I’m @saraschmittrnc. I love anything to do with cats, good books, and trying to figure out Twitter – which I’ve been trying to do since you were in Toronto @the bloggess. Such a great day!

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  603. I’m @AmandaPerlOR. I make stuff. a lot. I don’t like bedtime, I have an elaborate routine so I can stop my brain spinning round and round and be able to sleep. Your blog has gotten me through some very lonely times.

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  604. Wow, thanks to all who now follow me. Means a lot. @oregon0725

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  605. I’m @cygirl

    I’m a florist, feminist, insomniac and lover of the musical Hamilton. I could ALWAYS use some new friends!

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  606. Just finished reading your first book and didn’t laugh as much as my wife did. I think I married one of your lost tribe members. She is @AnyaPhenix on twitter and I’m @cheojackson, but you already follow me.

    Your tribe is awesome.

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  607. I don’t have a Twitter account but I could use some friends or email pals. I’m married with a 21 month little boy, knitting, sewing, Renaissance faires, Outlander, Jane Austen, Harry Potter, birth and postpartum doula, World of Warcraft, druidry and tarot, cooking and dreaming of moving overseas (specifically Scotland). I live unmedicated with anxiety and chronic fatigue, daughter of two narcissric parents and survivor of physical and emotional abuse. My dad just died and my mom is creating all this drama, I’m recently relocated back to where I grew up and hating all the triggers. I have hardly any friends here and would love to just talk and share with someone who understands what it’s like to be functioning at 50% because the other 50% of your energy is tied up keeping your panic under wraps. Y’all rock.

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  608. I’m @Joi_the_Artist on Twitter. I could definitely use more support, as I’m going through a really rough period right now. I moved to try to get a new start, and in the last 6 months almost everything has fallen through. I’ve begun to wonder if the universe is trying to tell me I’m simply not needed. I had to ask the friend I’m staying with to put his gun somewhere where I couldn’t find it, for my own safety. I just want to find a little bit of hope.

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  609. I’m on twitter and I love science fiction and fantasy, well, any good stories really, especially stories featuring social issues. Like protagonists who are good representations of minorities. I identify as disabled: I’m vision impaired because I’m an albino and I’m TOTALLY sick of stories with evil albinos and blind people who can really see.
    https://twitter.com/DarkMatterzine.

    My comment luv is an interview of Ben Aaronovitch, the author of the comedic fantasy police procedurals the Rivers of London and a former Doctor Who writer. During the interview he may just mention organising a piss-up in a brewery.😀

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    Dark Matter Zine recently posted Ben Aaronovitch.

  610. you want to check out masemfeed.

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    Laurie Schneider

    Hope it’s not too late – https://twitter.com/laurschneid

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  612. Im @irishgrrl70. I like primitive crafts, (the more rust the better), books, and yarn. I can have anxiety and panic attacks for apparently no reason at all. Even in the middle of the night i can wake up with my teeth clenched and my hands in fists. I go through periods where I’m perfectly fine being a hermit. I try to cut myself some slack most of the time, but can end up feeling overwhelmed and under-accomplished.

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  613. I’ve been hermitting so I missed this until now. Jenny and I already follow each other but I am more than happy to connect with more members of the tribe. I like sharks, books, writing, anything to do with space, dinosaurs (space dinosaurs?) and I’ve forgotten everything else I like because I’m anxious about posting because I’ve lurked here forever but this is the first time I’ve actually posted waves. I know all too well that depression lies. If you ever want to chat about sharks, space-faring dinosaurs or just to chill with another member of the tribe or you just need someone to talk to, you’ll find me on twitter as explorergrace.

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  614. If you love cats you can follow my crazy cat on Twitter at http://www.twitter/KillerPus (it is NOT porn! Don’t know why people think that) and/or you can like her on Facebook at http://www.facebook/KatijaC

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  615. Hello,
    I am Fabia and I live in The Netherland
    Don’t be afraid of adding me. I only just started this twitter-account, because my
    father (who follows my ‘normal’ twitter-account) gets confussed if I tweet in english:)
    The poor man!

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    thatmachetegirl

    Holy mother, i’m late to the party. I’ll need to take a day to go through this and follow many many humans.

    If anyone is still following this thread:
    https://twitter.com/thatmachetegirl

    Much mental health and film-making (including the Depression & Anxiety Life Hacks – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYPadntIr9FlEmML_u8-yIizWh4DtG_BZ), some politics, some poetry, some grad school, occasional rants and much everyday ridiculousness.

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  617. and sometimes giving up is the best cure of all….actually a terrific book “how to live well with a chronic illness” Don’t know the author but she’s changed my life…. https://byronsheroes.wordpress.com/2016/03/29/the-joy-of-giving-up-the-fight/

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  618. @cybrarerin:)❤ you bloggess!

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  619. https://twitter.com/MegRunsSlowly

    I like running, community theatre (think Waiting for Guffman), improv, puns, comic book movies, feminism, laughter. I suffer from depression and my husband has a chronic illness, so always looking for someone to commiserate with!

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    Shy Chipmunk

    I don’t know if it’s too late to gain any followers off of adding to this chain, but no harm in including my info anyway.

    http://www.twitter.com/ShyChipmunk

    I think the username says it all. I’ve had a hard time coming up with anything to say but eventually hit on posting pictures of my stuffed chipmunk for holidays both major and minor. Maybe that’ll evolve, maybe it won’t, I don’t know.

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  621. Ailing but not-quite-dead INTJ often housebound often PTSD bedbound. When bedbound, I design and overplan (yay for OCD) short back back wayback road trips. I seek a fellow travelpal who can drive and be quiet with me. My soulmate of 26 years is Louise the Burmese python. She stays home. Between trips, if you can study for a Bachelor’s by reading books alone over attending lectures, I will pay for your degree at my alma mater. If you live driving distance from Raleigh NC let’s figure this out. Latest roadtrip is on youtube and is typical. Solitude, no noise, no crowds, no wifi, no cell service.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/louisepython/sets
    https://www.youtube.com/c/LouisethePython

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  622. I forgot to mention the Giant Metal Chickens in my roadtrip video. Chickens for sale in Meadows of Dan, VA which I visited only because Dan Piraro (he creates Bizarro) told me to go there and take photos for him.

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  623. Again, late to the party but here goes. I’m woefully bad about posting to twitter but I like to read it. (From my profile: I’m a ballroom dancing scientist who loves Renaissance Faires and photography. Yes, it confuses me too.)

    https://twitter.com/ViolaZuppa

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  624. If you see this, I finally got around to making a twitter just for this purpose.
    Asmile4Us2Day. I don’t know what I’m doing yet, but I did figure out how to follow you:)

    Susan

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  625. 645
    newtonsongbird

    Late to the party, but I love this tribe. I’m a WordPress geek with anxiety. I love most nerdy things, but especially animals. I’m at @newtonsongbird.

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  626. de-lurks @Im_DrB on the Twitters, love this tribe for saying things I didn’t know how to put into words… my Tweet-stream features nerdy science shit, geek friends doing cool stuff, Southern food, and random crap from my professor brain.

    Srsly, you guys are the BEST humans.

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  627. 647
    newtonsongbird

    Also, for anyone who has a hard time figuring out Twitter, this is a great introduction: http://momthisishowtwitterworks.com/

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  628. I’m Crystal – http://twitter.com/CrystalPaschal. I love books, music older than I am, and I drink too much coffee. I’m obsessed with Prince and Elvis Costello, but am not too cool to admit I’m going to see Barry Manilow tomorrow. I’m a socially awkward INFP who loves to connect with other weirdos like myself.

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  629. I’m @Kerinus on Twitter. Mostly my feed is just toddler quotes, terrible jokes, and retweets of astronauts because SPACE IS SUPER NEAT. But if you’re into that kinda thing…ya know. I’m there.

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  630. Follow me to cheesedom. @oenogirl

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  631. Follow me to cheesedom @oenogirl

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  632. Love this tribe! Jenny, we follow each other; I’m looking forward to getting better acquainted with all the cousins. Does that work? Can we all be cousins in one big mishmash of a family? I’m https://twitter.com/Twinkletoz – lover of cats, chocolate, a singer and non-profiteer…

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  633. https://twitter.com/GlennJMiller

    I help peeps find their voice and stand louder in the world. Also, tech and nerds and creativity and sometimes how to write gooder.

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  634. So here is how lame and anxious I am. I’ve wanted to put my Twitter on here, bit have been afraid that, if I do, nobody will want to be friends with me. It’s Tuesday now, days after the #notalone movement started, and I am going to do it. Of course, now I feel like nobody will follow me, but I can blame it on the tardiness of my posting this instead of because of my personality.

    How fucked up is that?

    I don’t even know if this is the correct way to do it. I’m @francoisome. Also, when I was having a paranoid moment, I protected my tweets and now I don’t know how to change it back, so….

    Here I am.

    https://twitter.com/francoisome?s=09

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  635. When I remember Twitter, I like to share things that make me smile, like crazy animal facts and political folks doing things that help humanity (so it’s mostly animals, nature, and my cat…) Plus knitting and aerial acrobatics. I want to engage more with others who also deal with depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and a general allergy to groups of loud and/or stupid people.

    Find me at https://twitter.com/kmetviner:)

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    Kay recently posted How to be WILDLY affectionate this Valentine’s Day.

  636. Here I am | twitter.com/sarahmullaly

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  637. Hallo to my Tribe!!! I am @2writeon. My name is Angela and I write lots of stuffs. I have horses and cats and pet ducks. Depression lies to me a lot. Jenny and you guys make me laugh in spite of that. I give lots of mental hugs if you need them!

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  638. twitter.com/nicolewhine
    I post puns, terrible reality television commentary, and photos of my smushfaced cat, Angelica Pickles (who you can follow on Instagram @misspicklescat). My cat is infinitely more popular than I am!

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  639. https://twitter.com/librarytalker GAD survivor and bibliophile, just trying to live a decent life and hope that I’m remembered someday when it counts

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  640. https://twitter.com/sawilcox28

    I’m Sara, have depression, watch lots of t.v., (why is this starting to feel like a personals ad?), and my Twittering consists mainly of posting photos (sometimes my own), RTing images and gifs of cute animals and hot people, sharing nerdy stuff, a few sports things… yeah, I’m all over the map. Oh, and I’ve been told my gif game is very much on point.

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  641. aryooki – mostly insomnia, free floating anxiety and social anxiety. Sometimes I get overwhelmed by life and run out of spoons.

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  642. 663
    Stitchpunk

    Twitter.com/Stitchpunk
    Not good at meatspace relationships. Extreme introvert, socially awkward. Avid knitter, spinner, dyer. Fan of animals (live ones!), Sci-fi, modern fantasy, being happily child free.

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  643. twitter.com/meggahayes2
    I grew up a liar and I am trying to be honest. Honest about depression, honest about anxiety, honest about disordered eating. I also draw stuff. And I love other real people. I have six kids who I’m trying to teach to be honest….that sometimes comes back to bite me in the ass. Hahaha!

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    Katie Bell-Moore

    I’m a Texas girl like Jenny but without the taxidermy. Raising kids and raising hell. http://Www.twitter.com/katiebellmoore

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  645. Twitter.com/teamshoemaker – Mom of 4, post partum/social anxiety and depression. Cloth diaper my babies (human), deal with everything from tween angst to projectile spit up and back again in rounds every 5 seconds all day long. Blogger for a long time. Tired is now my personality. Recently started home schooling. Looking for friends who can rant back and forth without judgement.

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    Jill S recently posted Marching Into Responsibility: Week 4.

  646. Proud member of the #BloggessTribe. Reading your books helped me admit I needed help for my anxiety and depression and now I’m getting it. It’s a hard road, but you gave me the courage to take the first steps. Thanks kiddo. https://twitter.com/direwraithe

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  647. AH! You beautiful people, you. Whenever someone follows me on Twitter or Instagram I automatically assume that it is a fake account meant to spam people. So this should be a fun adventure!
    I finally finally FINALLY got my copy of Furiously Happy, and it is making me Furiously Happy, as well as encouraging that tiny squeaky whisper of a voice in the depths of my mind (usually drowned out by my Inner Critic who is fabulous at her job, FYI) that I need to tell my stories. So thank you for that, Jenny, and thank you to everyone in the tribe… can’t wait to see you all doing your thing and telling your stories and supporting one another.

    https://twitter.com/megan_list

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  648. New England wife, mom, IT geek, small business owner, socially awkward and anxious, but really, really good at faking it. Which leads to more anxiousness. “But you seem so normal!”
    https://twitter.com/laxidaisy

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  649. Twitter.com/DawnNicole
    Chemically unbalanced, but the up days are worth the down. Love to write (but not disciplined enough to do it regularly) and help non-profits tell their stories more effectively—typically with brand & marketing strategies. Found Jenny a few years ago & my son gave me Furiously Happy for Christmas. Her posts are my go-to pick-me-ups when things feel especially hard.

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  650. https://twitter.com/angelapea
    Guess I’d better start tweeting again.
    Raising four kids…actually, just one left in the nest, and he’s a hot chocolate mess. After 30-ish years, Hubby and I had just about figured out our own insecurities, and then BAM! We’re back to square one as our last fledgling works on figuring himself out.

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  651. Late to the party… I’m https://twitter.com/Karhe, a physicist working on networks and social systems, so frequent tweets about cool research, and books. Yeah, mostly I tweet about books, really, even my latest research is about the success of books:) Mostly, I wish I could just crawl into a book and hide in there forever. Other than that, I’m happily married to my high-school sweetheart, believe in responsibility and subatomic particles and fairy dragons and kindness, not necessarily in that order.

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  652. This is such a sweet idea! I’ve just rejoined twitter.

    https://twitter.com/bearcatinthehat

    History of depression & social/general anxiety. Polyamorous. Knitter. Looking for people who are weird and open minded and awesome.❤

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  653. @mebopp – book reviews, library stuff, mostly. And the occasional cute animal pic!

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  654. https://twitter.com/JillianGetting

    Books, writing, yoga (specifically trauma sensitive yoga). Knitter, reader, all-around introvert. Anxiety and panic attacks.

    I haven’t even met you and I think you’re awesome. Tweet me if you need to hear it directly.

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    Jillian Getting recently posted It’s Hard to Read a Book With Pictures.

  655. http://twitter.com/explodedsoda
    Introvert with general anxiety and depression. I play and stream video games sometimes, and knit sometimes and I’ve got a pretty sweet cat. Personality on Twitter may often appear happier and more extroverted than I actually am.

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  656. Weekends are for homebodies! That’s what my husband and I tell ourselves when we think “let’s do something with someone”, and we decide to – “let’s watch a movie at home, and order in”, because we’re cool like that. Amirt? I’m on twitter at https://twitter.com/KatKnoernschild save me from election season, before my OCD overwhelms me.

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  657. https://twitter.com/darthrachel

    geek twitter. fandom. science. costuming. comics. too much television. NYC.

    doing my best to follow you all!

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  658. @hdydi Single mother of profoundly gifted identical twin 9-year-old girls. Also, I love puns.

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    Sadia recently posted Quintessential Twin Pictures.

  659. It’s kinda sad that even having followers on twitter ramps up my anxiety. I really really really want to do this but..umm.. not sure.

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  660. Hi I’m https://www.twitter.com/RaisingMyWand
    I love reading and writing. I’m obsessed with filmmaking, journalism and neuroscience. Also I’m a verified procrastinator. I struggle with panic attacks and when that happens I sit with my cat and read or make pizza dough.

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    The Desperate Dreamer recently posted A Letter of Hopes.

  661. Oh, btw I would like to connect on Instagram too.

    I’ll be at instagram.com/ponyinc

    Exclaimer; I never post selfies. You’ve been warned.

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  662. Looking forward to “meeting” many of you!

    https://twitter.com/kellynnw

    An overtly emotional Gemini with a Pisces Moon. Host to a raucous committee in my head. Uncomfortably empathetic, and sometimes intuitive to the point of psychic.

    My Magically Brokenish Whatnots: BPD, Major Clinical Depression, Panic Disorder, ADD, Insomnia, Extroverted Introvert, HSP (10/10), DBT, CBT, etc.

    My Magically Weirdish Whatnots: Compulsive reading (I neeeeeds all the books), Grammar Policing, Squirrels (squeeeeeee, and see ADD), Decoupage, DIY disasters and miracles, Media Rage-Junkie, A laugh you will mistake for Flipper.

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  663. Does anyone already have a twitter list made of all of our tribe?

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  664. I absolutely love this!! Peeps can find me at Twitter.com/PhoebeNickel
    I am a huge book nerd, I get anxiety sometimes, and I’m constantly thinking of what/when I’m going to eat next😛 I’m also super into poetry and laughing:) thanks for this, Jenny!

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  665. I’m Dean, http://twitter.com/dmisen and I like NBA basketball, traveling, social media and reading random blogs…especially this one which never fails to crack me up.

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  666. I’m @PSAdrie. I’m brand new to twitter and just finished Furiously Happy. We were meant to be.

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  667. Hi there, Em here. http://twitter.com/emtamsyn (@emtamsyn) on The Twitter. I like geek stuff, encouraging stuff, kind stuff, LGBTQ stuff, nature, random stuff. I believe in magic, liminality & borderlands.

    I’m in the midst of every major life change someone can have at one time. I’m also a realtively new #spoonie. My mom was mentally ill and magical & amazing and I wouldn’t have traded her for anyone. I’m an old writer and newish drawer … the artsy sort not the put away the dishes sort, though the silverware connection has me laughing. Illustrator.:)

    Took me some time to put my brave on and do this. Brave engaged! Hell yeah. And I just gave myself an earworm.

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  668. I’m @JustDuckyWriter. I battle Imposter Syndrome, depression and anxiety, especially since recently becoming estranged from my family. Hobbies include writing, reading, cheesy reality TV, collecting stickers and anything Disney.

    I also function as my cat’s favorite furniture.

    Hi everyone.

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  669. Took me a few days to work up the nerve to post this. I am not good at putting myself out here.

    But here goes…:)

    I am @afterthestorm on twitter, but I’m not an active twitter user.
    I am on facebook and instagram actively though. (@angiemsmart on both.)

    I am a massive introvert, I love reading and books, coffee, Doctor Who, nerdy stuff, watch way too many tv shows, and like to make cupcakes. I have 2 pet rats who I love like my children. I suffer anxiety and panic attacks, suffered depression in the past, and am a recovered self harmer.

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  670. Anonymous 680 (and anyone else finding this anxiety provoking or scary): You’re not alone in that. At all! I’m right there with you. You can start small, maybe, by following a few people and IDing as a Bloggess person? If that’s not comfortable, that’s okay too. The thing is, I bet with this crowd (and for sure with me) you could follow me on Twitter or Instagram or where ever a month from now, mention this post, and I’ll follow you back.:) Just a thought.:) (That’s a lot of smilies, me, srsly.😉 )

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  671. Still getting used to actually using twitter, but I’m @itssarahmeow

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  672. I’m too shy (for all kinds of reasons right now) to share my own account, but I wanted to join the conversation with an account I follow: @jacobsheart

    A resource on Twitter for parents (and family members, other loved ones, friends) who have children with cancer. Not everyone’s cup of tea, topic-wise, but if you need it . . . it helps more than I can say.

    The National Institute of Health’s web site (NIH) estimates that nearly 16,000 kids (roughly 44 each day) between the ages of 0 and 19 are newly diagnosed each year. I know this helps me, and with that many people out there, I am hoping sharing here helps someone else . . .

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  673. twitter.com/macabrefraulein

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  674. Hi! I’m @elevate67, and I’m a big fan…I’m not diagnosed with anything in particular, but I think anyone who’s human can relate…I’ve given your books to like 10 people! Also, I was reading Let’s Pretend this Never Happened on a plane recently and was laughing so hard that tears were running down my face and my seat mate was all like, “Um, I gotta take a picture of the cover, so I can buy one when this plane lands”, so you’re welcome.:), but for reals…thanks, you’re a real inspiration!

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  675. https://twitter.com/anyaolson
    Also @anyaolson on Instagram

    Phobia (emetophobia specifically), panic disorder, general anxiety, bipolar 2 or borderline (or both? My therapist said the distinction wasn’t that important so hey). Been stealth following this blog for years. Obsessed with cats to a possibly unhealthy degree.

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  676. I am @AmandaBlakeMS, a dietetic intern (former sufferer of depression, but I found my drug and it saved my life) and co-host of @WekkPodcast, a geek lifestyle show on iTunes, etc. Love you and love our tribe.❤

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  677. I’m Jeanette @1canvasatatime Union stagehand,Artist(painting, mixed media, and jewelry),getting into shape via crossfit. I will follow all new followers.I am looking forward to getting to know you all.

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  678. I’m https://twitter.com/TechGeisha
    Writing, Photography, Nerd, Feminist, Liberal, Lover of cats, dogs, goats ducks and narwhals. And food. And wine. And coffee. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Chronic Depression, and assorted autoimmune disorders are all part of my world. Former Web Editor for hipMama.com now a non-trad college student who works at a library and a country store.

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  679. This is an amazing post. You are amazing. Thank you for what you’ve shared. It’s helped me own my generalized anxiety disorder in a way. Now I’m learning the methods to cope from a great therapist, and your blog and booms help me understand that bad anxiety days will happen (and while they don’t feel okay, they are okay, and I’ll be okay).

    Sometimes my tweets are funny or make me sound like I never drink enough coffee – that handle is @shannoni86

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    adrianmmiller

    Im a really subtle aspie, also tragically born without a tact gland.

    One of my followers is an engineer on the SpaceX project, i felt like he’s scored, he found alien life on this planet without the inconvenience of having to leave the ground or learn how to use a zero gravity toilet….

    I fail daily in my own life, but im shit hot at helping improve others lives

    I accepted long ago that i will be eaten by no less than a dozen cats when my time here ends….someone told me they start with the facemeat…

    https://twitter.com/adrianm1971

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  681. https://twitter.com/karnerblu

    What I am depends on the day. Sometimes an isolated museum geek who talks to no one and avoids everything. Othertimes an outgoing ray of sunshine loving life. Some days are a rollercoaster of anxiety.

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  682. Follow me in Japan. We have stuffed dead things, noodles, and tiny swords. https://twitter.com/oenogirl

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  683. https://twitter.com/OurCrazy

    Looking to connect with IMperfect people. I have a problem being an underachieving perfectionist, which really just means I don’t do anything because I’m afraid I won’t do it perfectly. I’m trying to break out of that mold and meet others who are going through the same thing.

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  684. This is me: https://twitter.com/pixyofwhimsy
    I’ve never had a large twitter community, most of my followers of bots I think, so I’m not the most active person there, but I do sometimes post geeky things, house stuff, food stuff, wine stuff, and my paintings, plus, I try to be very supportive of others’ creativity.

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  685. *are bots… stupid typos.

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  686. twitter.com/christieshell1 I have Asperger’s Syndrome. I like laughing at stuff no one finds funny, watching my cat attack my sister, and the TV show Supernatural. And ghost hunting.

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    PoppyMandragora

    I am at PoppyMandragora I set this up last summer as a non-work Twitter account for myself after de-lurking on The Toast, and then promptly got so anxious about “putting myself out there” that I couldn’t even read The Toast for 6 months after, much less comment or tweet. That… tells you most of what you need to know about me.:/ But I’m trying again thanks to this thread, because I love this group, even if I mostly just lurk and comment under a different name. You are my people.

    Anyway, I’m into reading, writing, crafts, cats, feminism, parenting, gardening, photography, general geekery, cooking, hiking… um… other stuff?

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  688. I tweet at @jennifer_lori_ usually the weird, crazy crafts and cakes I make, or the weird, funny stuff my kids say. If 7-year-olds waxing philosophical about dating or really misheard song lyrics (“Mommy? Why will he miss her by her ‘taco’? What’s her taco? Will he miss her cooking?”) will give you a laugh, stop by! 😀

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  689. https://twitter.com/bobbie_rice?s=03
    I have a blog too!! There’s a post about you, Jenny (a good one, naturally).https://openfacedshitsandwichcom.wordpress.com/

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  690. You already follw me, but just wanted to say how much I love this!! @heatherlhs11

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  691. Jenny, Jenny. Thank you so much for just doing you!! NEVER underestimate the help and hope you give us. I SO wish I could pay it back to you.

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  692. @aleoftwocities

    I’m new to Twitter, but I’m using this post to follow all of you guys!

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  693. I’m Liz and my twitter is @lizditzel ! I have depression, anxiety, ADHD, and an eating disorder. I’m just generally trying to deal with life by attempting to be funny and want to find others who also deal with issues with humor!

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  694. I thought a long time about posting this. I am not convinced anyone really wants to know me. I’ve been in a bad place for a long time thanks to an abusive advisor in grad school and the subsequent post-graduation slump and then the financial insecurity that comes from said asshole advisor sabotaging my chances at academic employment. I have PTSD, chronic back pain, and am trying to make friends with sleep again. I’m @AbsP.

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  695. Always tardy to the party! Will get busy following you lovely people.
    Dog fan, music lover, quilter, reader, beer drinker, bunco and Minecraft player, Gisher (GISHWHES.com) and believer in random acts of kindness. Mom of sweet, creative and unique kids and wife of a guy who (luckily) isn’t phased by much. Introvert with a splash of random short lived extrovertedness. Occasional knock down drag outs with anxiety and panic attacks. Currently have bats in the chimney. And that ain’t no metaphor!

    https://twitter.com/superpuppee
    @superpuppee

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    Esther Wakeman
  697. https://twitter.com/themeepgbg
    I typically forget to tweet stuff. I’ll work on that. Excited to start following some new, fun friends. Who has ADD/ADHD? I’m 45 and just figured out that’s what’s up with me.

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  698. You already follow me:-)
    But I’m @TarynBaacke

    Mom of 2, plus hamster (Cutie) and westie (Yoda). Medical Illustrator by day and cake-maker by night!

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  699. @HK4Seven You already follow me, but I want to follow all of you!

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  700. @FearfulFantasy I don’t tweet much and I haven’t posted to my blog in over a year:/ Looking to change both of those things and this seems like a great way to start! 2015 was a tough year where I really let my fear and anxiety control my writing (more like lack thereof…) I discovered the Bloggess because of it, so 2015 wasn’t a total write-off. In fact, I’d say it was totally WORTH IT! Sometimes you have to face the darkness so you can know the light (or some other deep and meaningful thought. We all know I picked up your book because I thought it was a how to on taxidermy, your covers are very misleading Jenny…) Anyways, this post is over 720 down the line, not sure if you’ll follow (or anyone else), but here’s hoping! We all need that push and sometimes strangers make the best surprise friends❤

    I’m into stories of all shapes and sizes: books, video games, graphic novels, comics, movies, TV! And sometimes I write things down and stuff.

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  701. I’m Alpacalypse5 on the tweeter. I mostly tweet Instagram posts and blog updates. My blog is http://www.howbadcanitgo.com, where I amuse myself by writing about how ridiculous my mental issues are, and also I swear a lot. Like, A LOT. Feel free to follow me!

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  702. Love connecting via twitter!

    @drmicheleryan

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  703. Love to connect via twitter

    @drmicheleryan

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  704. I know I’m a little late to this, but my anxiety prevented me from posting. I just set up a twitter account to maybe give this a try and because my doctor said I should try connecting with other people who live with mental illness. I have biplolar with ultrion rapid cycling, a lot of anxiety, and insomnia. I’m a chocolatier/pastry chef trying to work my life around mental illness. Before I read Furiously Happy and found The Bloggess, I felt all alone. Less so now.
    @salt_for_yeast

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  705. Am I late to the party? I’m always late to parties, actually. I’m at https://twitter.com/mariancharante

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  706. Hi, I’m Kate, a master procrastinator who is never on time for anything. I like shoes. I spend an inordinate amount of time in airports. And I have food issues. https://twitter.com/carrotkatie

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  707. I’m engnayth. I’m usually too anxious to post anything but I like to read. I have depression (maybe Bipolar), anxiety with agoraphobia, PTSD and chronic pain issues. I have two cats, Hiss and Hambone, and my wife and I are trying to adopt a baby. I kind of can’t believe I’m posting this. Don’t mind me, I’m going to run away now.

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    Coeur Riley

    Hi, I’m @CoeurB – a play on my longtime nickname Kirby. My cocktail is depression & anxiety, a dash of insomnia, sleep apnea, and a year ago was diagnosed with adult onset ADD. Twenty five (or so) years in, I’m still trying to find the right fix that keeps the water from getting high enough to drown me. Any support from those who relate to the struggle, who will remind me that depression lies, is welcome. Hugs to you all.

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  709. You are so generous and hilarious. Your blog really inspire me
    To accept who I am. Thank you. I am on http//twitter.com//thelazymaverick

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  710. http://www.twitter.com/KelsiPants – I like Twitter when I remember I have it!

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  711. Hi, Bailey (comment 732)! I’m Jennifer (@jenniferflaig on Twitter). I’d like to follow you but I couldn’t find your handle. Could you please repost it? Or follow me & I’ll follow you back?

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  712. 738
    Anonymous

    jl_goodman on Twitter:)

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    Anonymous

    Oh so brave! You are wonderful.
    Thank you for your honesty and your great humor. Like precious air.

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  714. 740
    Charissa Scott

    https://twitter.com/milkthespacecow I love cows & all animals. I’m incredibly frustrated by my father who lives with me. I am a mom of 2 teenage boys & a survivor of this thing called life.

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  715. Great to see everyone!
    I am on twitter here: https://twitter.com/myth_ology
    I love books, humour, and pandas (not necessarily in that order).

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  716. @Holly_Ellis. I’ve been following you since you were blogging for the Chronicle. Thanks for the humor, the absurdity, and the feels.

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    Anonymous

    @theanxiousbutt

    Need a community to laugh with me when im having a panic attack and I run into a wall. Please.

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  718. https://twitter.com/arosecolordlife I mostly use my twitter to promote my blog and share interesting links I come across, but I keep meaning to be more social. I have depression and anxiety and this month I should find out whether I have ADHD or not. I am a bibliophile, geek, feminist, dreamer, and aspiring writer. I would love to connect with new people.

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  719. I’m late to the game but I’ll put it anyway.
    https://twitter.com/TheseThings1st Teacher, to not a teacher, to a mom, to cancer patient in less than a year. Got some stories. I try to focus on the funnies.

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    Anonymous

    Thank you so much for the Sister’s obituary article! My sister struggles with serious mental health issues, as do I. This just reminds me of our incredible bond and the need to keep supporting each other. Thank you so much for all you do to make mental health issues front and center!! Much love and gratitude!

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  721. I’m at http://www.twitter.com/lifedramatic .thanks!!!f

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  722. I already follow you:) @lisavanmark

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  723. Twitter @loriannbasden

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  724. Tech tip – if you write out your twitter handle as http://twitter.com/yourtwitterhandle, you will appear as a link here. People can just click and go right to you. Some of the user names are not easy to find. You might be one letter or number off from someone else.

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  725. I’m at http://twitter.com/JayIsAJedi and I like puns and word play and sharing handmade things from Etsy, including my own handmade jewelry.

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  726. My twitter is @Sparkly_Emma and I post random funny things. I commented on here a few months ago when I was waiting for a possible cancer diagnosis after my sister and father had both been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. My diagnosis came back positive but, since my thyroid had already been removed, I was deemed cured at the same time I was diagnosed which was pretty great, if you ask me. However, your thyroid controls a crap ton of stuff and adjusting to new medication has not been easy and I have struggled with depression. I know that as my meds adjust I will get better and better but adjustment is slow. This site and everyone on it has encouraged me more than you all will know. I know this is not how I will be forever, and it will get better. It’s also nice to have camaraderie in the dark times to know I’m not alone. Thanks so much for just being awesome. I love you all and I’m so glad to have found my tribe!

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  727. @littleblindgirl I was referred here by a friend, and now I wonder how I’ve missed this blog for so long! Awesome.

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    Anonymous

    https://twitter.com/Zerawyn Hi! I’m a quirky Bi-Polar, anxiety filled, Geek. I’m going through a bought of anxiety depression filled insomnia. Anyone else still up this late? Such fun!

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  729. Hi, Im lola and i have social anxiety, lets be friends, https://twitter.com/LolaMay12

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  730. 757
    Anonymous

    @C_Kliewer – wine, cats, painting … I’ve got depression, anxiety, epilepsy and borderline personality disorder.

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    theladyh11

    https://twitter.com/theladyh86 I’m relatively newly anxious…but it hit hard and fast and now I barely leave the house. Because house = safe. Hooraaaaay

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  732. 760
    Anonymous

    https://twitter.com/RexStarburn
    learning to be human again after living for 20+years with anxiety, madness, ptsd, and the whispering lies of depression. This is a leap of faith.

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  733. I’m @auntie_ My grandpa had a beer belly, too, like yours did. Only be told me that he was going to have puppies, and I could have the one with the pink nose. Bipolar, antiques, misc geekery, David Bowie

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  734. https://twitter.com/heatherelia
    Usually I tweet merrily about libraries, grad school, books, movies, sea creatures, SciFi & superhero nerdery, Jane Austen, exoplanets, medieval manuscripts, classical music, jazz, etc.

    I’ve been surviving & thriving in spite of depression for the past 20 years but recently I’ve been struggling to juggle living with IBS (diagnosed a few months ago) + the aggravation of an old back injury + insomnia + worried about my sick grandma + crazy hormone fluctuations that cause pain/anxiety/night sweats (yay, perimenopause, which I feel too flipping young for) + full-time grad school + part-time work + being a good wife/sister/aunt/friend.

    A few weeks ago, I… ran out of spoons (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoon_theory) and stopped being able to do much of anything except lie in bed, and cry, and feel useless, and lose interest in everything, and be exhausted but not be able to get any restful sleep, and spend all my mental energy trying to combat negative thoughts. I’m slowly and painfully crawling my way back to my usual buoyant self, remembering always that Depression Lies. I will take all the moral support and encouragement I can get. (The fact that I’m on the internet again and able to write these three paragraphs is a reason for cautious optimism, right?)

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  735. […] and also on the ‘laughter is the best medicine’ front – I find a few moments for reading blogs I know will make me laugh and connecting with funny people online over shared experiences (e.g., searching ADHD hashtags like […]

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    Mary W.