How To Find Your First Tweet and My First Twitter Tweet

by Sherry Riter in Blog tips  ,Twitter

This year Twitter celebrated their eight year anniversary. That’s right, the 140 character updates on Twitter started in March 2006 and ever since, users have connected from all over the world.

The most famous tweet is the one posted by Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder, on March 21, 2006. The reason it is the most famous tweet is because it is the first tweet ever published!

“just setting up my twttr”
4:50 PM – 21 Mar 2006
jack dorsey first tweet

There is another notable Twitter anniversary date this year.

May 31, 2009, at 12:21 AM The Redhead Riter published her first tweet. True to my style, I published a nerdy tweet that said, “I just became a twitter person!”

How To Find Your First Tweet Sherry Redhead Riter

I tweeted a little bit in the beginning of my Twitter life, but it was very minimal during the first year. Then when I finally got the hang of it and understood the value of Twitter, I became a regular Twitter user. It was at that point that I connected with several people who taught me the fine art of tweeting with a purpose and others who consistently tweeted my blog as I tried to market myself. More about a few of those people in a moment.

Anyway, you can find your first tweet very easily because Twitter launched a tweet recovery tool that will find it for you. The tweet discover site simply states, “There’s a #FirstTweet for everything.” How fitting!

Now let’s get back to a few of my friends and their first tweets! If you haven’t Twitter followed them yet, I encourage you to do so and also visit their websites! They helped me bunches over the years!

@PaulBritPhoto (was PaulBritCOM when we met)
“Finally got the hang of this. This is gonna be quite cool indeed.”
9:11 AM – 30 May 2009

paulbritphoto first tweet

Happy 5 Year Twitterversary to me and @PaulBritPhoto!

“Home having Eggos with nephew.”
10:09 AM – 24 Jul 2008

johnaguiar first tweet

Here’s a few more first tweets from friends that support my marketing efforts, inspire, motivate and educate me daily!

“A Bad Marriage is Fattening”
8:00 AM – 7 Jan 2010

joanoshatz  first tweet

“preparing to shift from two thousand and nine whine to next year cheer”
9:25 AM – 13 Dec 2009

leejcarey  first tweet

“going to bed awaiting a big day tomorrow”
2:39 AM – 18 Apr 2008

marshacollier first tweet

“trying to figure out this twitter thing”
8:17 PM – 2 Dec 2009

seams16 first tweet

“learning how twitter works”
3:38 PM – 4 Apr 2009

lisapatb first tweet

“I just joined the speakersite Twitter Group and you can too. Please Retweet.”
9:22 AM – 22 Dec 2008

shawnetv first tweet

“I just added new recipes on my website located at”
5:34 PM – 6 Nov 2008

goaskkatie first tweet

“My first Twitter message …..”
6:15 PM – 1 Apr 2009

Timothy_Hughes first tweet

“Enjoying Sunday afternoon. Watering the garden.”
9:41 PM – 29 Jun 2008

DrJeffersnBoggs first tweet

“Adding Twitter to my new website”
1:39 PM – 2 Mar 2009

adamsconsulting first tweet

“Just curios how this work.”
5:04 AM – 18 Apr 2009

brasonja first tweet

“@waldingtongirl @luvinpeacebear Hi, Its me from FB. 🙂 Tell Dawn too.”
4:23 PM – 7 May 2011

rcnaturephotos first tweet

“Teaching English in a Foreign Country”
9:30 PM – 14 Mar 2010

georg_grey first tweet

“Twelve Days of Innovation – – Braden Kelley – #innovation #success #insights #tech #mgmt #mktg”
4:00 PM – 28 Dec 2011


“@marthamaccallum CC should definitely get in the GOP primary”
10:34 AM – 3 Oct 2011

hrwj54 first tweet

“I have a job with a lot of responsibility. Whenever anything goes wrong, I’m responsible for it.”
11:21 AM – 3 Mar 2011

theresamax first tweet

“Heading to the movie theatres, and dinner afterwards. Great to live in walking distance from amenities! So, we’re walking:-)”
4:21 PM – 27 Sep 2008

shicooks first tweet

And one of my favorites! LOL
2:14 PM – 10 May 2010

mamiof3kids first tweet

I thought that blast into the past was quite fun! Have you checked to see what your first tweet was yet? If not, hop over there, plug in your name and then come back and tell us what your first tweet was and the date you started Twitter.

Looking forward to seeing your memorable first tweet!!

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stuart Ross McCallum May 31, 2014 at 6:10 am

Good morning/evening, my Internet connection is finally working properly again; it is like losing your contact with the outside world!!!


2 Sherry Riter May 31, 2014 at 10:13 am

Yes! It is like losing all contact! I feel lost when my Internet connection goes off from a storm or cable company problems. Glad you’re back among the living! LOL


3 Susie Sward May 31, 2014 at 9:12 am

My first tweet:

One small step for techkind; one giant leap for me. I am officially twitterpated.
8:54 AM – 21 Feb 2014


4 Sherry Riter May 31, 2014 at 10:13 am

That is just as cute as can be Susie!!! I love your first tweet!!!!!


5 Diana Adams May 31, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Thank you so much for mentioning me in this fun post! 🙂 It’s inspiring yet strange to look back at our first tweets. We’ve all come so far with regard to social media since then, and looking at our first tweets is like looking back in time to a tiny piece in our history. The best part is that we’ve all taken this Twitter journey together. 🙂 Now that the word “retweet” is officially in the dictionary (along with other words that wouldn’t exist without Twitter), I think we can all agree that Twitter is a significant part of our culture, and we’ve all grown because of it. 🙂 Thank you, Sherry!!!


6 Sherry Riter June 1, 2014 at 1:06 pm

It was my pleasure to mention you, Diana, and it has been a pleasure interacting with you through social media!


7 Eric B. Thomasma June 1, 2014 at 8:00 am

And I’m still trying to figure it out…
This is great. Thanks!


8 Sherry Riter June 1, 2014 at 1:08 pm

LOL My pleasure Eric!!! 🙂


9 Katherines Corner June 1, 2014 at 9:56 am

twitterific!! Wow so much has changed since I dipped my toe into the twitterverse. But one thing stays strong and steady our sweet friendship xo


10 Sherry Riter June 1, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Yes, that’s the best part of social media and Twitter…all the wonderful people that I have met and have the opportunity to interact with all the time! {{{hugsss}}}


11 Joan June 1, 2014 at 1:07 pm

I started my blog A Bad Marriage Is Fattening January 1, 2010, and seven days later I did my first tweet! How appropriate was it that my first tweet was “A Bad Marriage Is Fattening.” 🙂

And guess what? Over four years later I still believe A Bad Marriage Is Fattening! And guess again what? By the end of this year, 2014, my memoir, (yep you guessed the title), A Bad Marriage Is Fattening will be finished and ready for publication. 🙂


12 Sherry Riter June 1, 2014 at 2:35 pm

When I saw your first tweet, I just laughed out loud!

Woohoo on the memoir!!!


13 Joan June 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm

And guess what? I was told by a big New York publisher at a writer’s conference I was attending in September 2010, (nine months after I started my blog), that I would need at least 25,000 Twitter followers before they would even consider publishing me. I remember my heart sinking as I thought, “How in the world am I ever going to get 25,000 people to follow me?” The number seemed insurmountable to me at the time because I had hardly any Twitter followers. But guess what? I now am on the verge of having 25,000 Twitter followers. So, a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who is following me, and if you are not following me on Twitter, I would love it if you did follow me! I’m @JoanOshatz 🙂


14 Sherry Riter June 1, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Way to go! 😉


15 Lisa June 1, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Thanks for the mention Sherry. It’s nice to look back and see how long we have been tweeting too. That is so cool about Joan’s quote and the book to come out.


16 Sherry Riter June 2, 2014 at 10:36 am

It is fun to look back!

I guess that Joan definitely has her eye on the course and hasn’t looked away since! LOL


17 John Paul June 2, 2014 at 8:29 am

TY for including me Sherry.. as silly as my first tweet was haha Still brings back memories of times with my nephew 🙂


18 Sherry Riter June 2, 2014 at 10:38 am

I LOVED your first tweet! It was full of gratitude and love which are the most important things in life! 😀


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