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The case
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The Shorty Interview
with Heckerty

What's your best tweet?
"Wanna be a frog? Just keep annoying me!"
What are six things you could never do without?
Zanzibar my cat, my spellbook, cauldron, broomstick, sense of humor and a venti chai tea latte from Starbucks, extra hot, no H2O, no foam.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
I want all the world to learn about me @LoveHeckerty one tweet at a time!
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Twitter or Facebook?
Both, together, sometimes one or the other.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
Mini skirts! You have to have terrific legs and I don't!
What feature should Twitter add?
Not audio. Maybe smell?
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
King Richard III. Now he has a body and a face he should get a twitter feed.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
Flunkadee, Hoadlisquatnic, Dratted Tadpoles - all important Heckerty words.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
@RichardBranson, @PaulMcCartney
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Only when they are rude, unpleasant or vulgar! Witches love funny, but not vulgar!
Why should we vote for you?
Whoever heard of a 409-year old green-faced, upside down on her broomstick witch winning a Shorty? I'd be the first, truly uniquely unique.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
The best is yet to come!!
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
They are all naturally unique. Like me.
What inspires you to tweet?
As my dear friend Phyllis Diller said, a smile is curve that puts everything straight. I want the world to smile.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Never. My cat tweets too. I think he thinks he's talking to birds.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Keep it short, simple and clear. Less is more. Leave room for retweets.
How long can you go without a tweet?
Maybe a day -- not much longer. And I love to read other peoples tweets.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
The one that gets the answer I haven't thought of yet.
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
For the better it will evolve while forcing phones to add more # to keyboard. For the worse, if it's bought by Google or Apple.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
Me, myself and I do rather well. But if not me, then @jeffreyhayzlett really has this figured out.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
My very best friend in the world @Deadcowgirl. She always makes me laugh.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it's a waste of time. It's not. It's very valuable.
Why should people follow you?
I'm funny and my adventures make kids worldwide laugh as they learn to read. I make people smile. What's not to like?
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
Mine, @deadcowgirl, @jeffreyhayzlett
How do you decide what to tweet?
Spells - I chant a twitter spell - 140 characters or less - every morning! From there come the tweets.
How do you use social media to motivate yourself or others to live a healthier life?
Cautionary tales about what not to do. Especially, of course flying upside down.
How has social media helped bring your family closer together and #keepgoodgoing?
Most witches don't have family, but I have dozens of cousins. I don't think they're on much social media, other than when they're on my blog.
Why'd you start tweeting?
I want kids to know learning can be funny & reading can make you laugh out loud. There's so much to share that makes you smile.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes - and no. My cat says I've been twittering for years.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Speak better English and stop swearing. I unfollow people who swear for no reason. Witches don't like swearing.
How will the world change in the next year?
It will be the Year of the Green-Faced Witch and more and more people will know and love Heckerty!
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Relying on links, shouting, using words you regret, not leaving enough space to retweet.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Kids will read better and laugh more because of my stories!

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