I spent the morning writing some emails for a tween girl website and after a couple of hours of LOLspeak, Internet acronyms, and overly effusive punctuation I had a little trouble switching gears back into my more sedate grown-up style. I kept wanting to punctuate all my Twitter comments with strings of smileys and !!!! !!!! !!!!s.
It was ridiculously fun to connect with my inner tween and to try to remember what it was like to be that young and innocent. I had no trouble going for the exuberance, but I did hit a rocky patch when trying to find appropriate adjectives.
I mean, tweens don’t say groovy, cool, rockin‘, or rad, right? And I’m pretty sure they don’t have a “blast” anymore. Nor do they chill.
So help me out people. What’s the correct lingo here? Because I tried to check out a couple tween actresses’ blogs to see how the kids really talk and I just got creeped out by the grown men leaving leery comments.
Help? Anyone? Beuler? (See? I bet tweens wouldn’t even get that reference. Man I’m old.)
Up at TopRank Marketing is my recap of the BlogWell conference I attended on Tuesday. Check it out if you want an idea of How Big Companies are Using Social Media.