Twitter Handle Pin

Twitter Pin
Twitter Pin

I’ve noticed in the last year or two when I attend conferences they may have a spot for your name, but they don’t have a spot for your online handle. This is not good if you’ll be somewhere where you are face to face with a lot of people that you normally only interact with online. They could easily know you on line, but not know your face or your non-screen name and walk right my. I have tried to help that a little bit by using this same photo one of me and a close up of my face as my icon on every service I subscribe to. (In fact I wore the suit one day to LauraPalooza and had several people say “It’s your Facebook picture!” ) But I thought there had to be a better way.

I discovered that there are places that are actually selling Twitter handle jewelry, but that was above my price range so I spent part of this summer fiddling around with making a second nametag I could take with me with my icon photo and handle. Frankly, I was disappointed with the results and wearing two name badges were clunky. Then I had an inspiration!

When I was younger I’d watched at the Old Threshers craft show every year and one year got a wire jewelry pin with my name. (I actually have the ones from my grandmother and her mother’s too). The wire jewelry hadn’t cost near what the Twitter handle jewelry did. (I understand the materials were probably better, but I just wanted something practical. It didn’t have to be fancy.) Unfortunately I didn’t think of it until after Old Threshers was over for the year. So I asked around and couldn’t find anybody making wire name jewelry locally, but I did find it online. Now next time you see me at a conference, check out my pin!


Published by

Sarah Uthoff - Trundlebed Tales

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.