I’m excited to have the very funny @SardonicTart in the Beyond the Bio HoT seat today. If you’re not following her go follow her now, she will make you laugh.
*Cleans out purse and finds another purse*
— SuperSardonicTart™ (@SardonicTart) March 26, 2015
Things to know about @SardonicTart
Name: BetsEy (yes, with two e’s!)
Living in: I live in Western New York.
Number of followers: About 12.5K
When did you start tweeting? I started my account in 2013, but didn’t really start using it the way I do now for awhile.
What year did you graduate high school? Never mind! Let’s just say I’m a child of the 80s!
Diet tip: instead of eating three large meals a day, break it up and eat 78 smaller ones.
— SuperSardonicTart™ (@SardonicTart) September 5, 2015
On to the Interview!
Tell us about your family.
I was married for 14 years and I am now a single mom. I have two daughters, a 16-year-old and an 11-year-old.
What do you do when you’re not on Twitter?
What do you mean by “when you’re not on Twitter?” haha. I work in Human Resources and drive my kids around. I enjoy movies and music as well.
What’s your favorite kind of music to listen to?
I pretty much like all kinds of music, except country and rap or hip-hop. I love everything from the Beatles to 80’s music, but I enjoy listening to new music as well because there are always great new bands making their way onto the scene.
Why did you join Twitter?
I joined because a co-worker started sharing some funny things from Twitter and he said I should join. It took me awhile to get the hang of it though because he didn’t use Twitter the way that I do now.
How to log off Twitter:
— SuperSardonicTart™ (@SardonicTart) February 10, 2016
Why do you tweet? What do you get out of it?
I tweet because it gives me the opportunity to say a lot of things that I wouldn’t be able to say to my kids or co-workers. Also, I honestly just think it’s fun. People have told me I’m funny and that makes me feel good, knowing that I can make other people laugh using some ridiculousness from my life. I also love reading other people’s tweets; there are so many hilarious people out there.
Have you met anyone in person that you knew only from Twitter?
No, not yet! But there are a lot of people I would love to meet.
If you could meet anyone in person from Twitter who would it be and why?
Oh wow, that is a tough question because there are so many great people.
Have you interacted with any celebrities on Twitter?
Yes, @JustinGuarini. He wished me a happy birthday and has retweeted me a couple of times. He is actually a very nice and down to earth guy. Other than that I don’t really follow the celebrity side.
He really is a nice guy. So funny too.
Most people don't think I'm as old as I am until they hear me stand up.
— SuperSardonicTart™ (@SardonicTart) November 20, 2015
What’s something you don’t like about Twitter?
Tweet thieves! People stealing jokes and passing them off as their own.
How did you share your humor before Twitter? Have people always thought you were funny?
People have told me that I’m funny and that I have a very sarcastic and quick-witted sense of humor. I tend to have quick sarcastic comebacks to things that some people think are funny.
Do you feel like you have a good handle on which tweets will be successful and which ones won’t?
Sometimes. But you can never tell with this place! There are some that I think are funny that don’t do so well, and others that I just tweet totally off the cuff and they do great.
Do you ever have people responding to your tweets and you think, what in the heck are they talking about?
Luckily, I don’t get too many crazy responses. Sometimes people reply with a serious response to a joke and I want to say “It’s a joke!” but usually I just let it go.
10: Mom what's a metaphor?
Me: My life is a train wreck.
10: I know Mom, but what is a metaphor?
— SuperSardonicTart™ (@SardonicTart) December 12, 2014
Have you ever had a tweet that got huge exposure that you thought wasn’t your best work, and left you wondering what about it appealed to so many?
Yes, there have been some that I thought were ok but for whatever reason they just took off and I was like “I don’t get it, but ok.”
What’s one feature or aspect of Twitter you think newer tweeters are least likely to exploit?
I think new tweeters don’t always know about pinning a tweet or how to add a link to their tweets in their bio. I like these features because it’s an easy way to see a person’s tweeting style without having to scroll through a timeline of retweets.
How do you decide what to retweet and/or star?
I love anything funny so if it makes me laugh I’ll retweet it. I’m not big on the romance, poetry or inspirational stuff. I like the jokes the best.
How to get me to like you:
— SuperSardonicTart™ (@SardonicTart) February 4, 2016
Who are some comedians (or comedy shows/sitcoms) who have influenced you?
I’m a big Seinfeld fan. I also love It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Kaitlin Olson, who plays Dee Reynolds, is my hero. I think she is a comedy genius.
What advice do you have for someone who’s trying to get better at joke writing on Twitter?
Don’t kill yourself and agonize over a tweet. The majority of my tweets are off the cuff and come from my real life. That’s not to say I don’t exaggerate or embellish to make it funny. But I don’t really have a standard process that I use.
Tell us something about yourself people on Twitter may not know.
If you can’t tell by my tweets, I basically live in yoga pants and pajamas except when I’m at work. I also love superheroes and I wear superhero t-shirts. I’m a huge nerd.
Haha! Is there anything else you’d like to say or share?
Thanks to everyone who has supports me on Twitter!
Name five tweeters whose tweets consistently make you laugh.
Oh jeez, I hate that I have to narrow it down to five because there are so many.
*Looks up from phone*
"Omg I'm 89."
— SuperSardonicTart™ (@SardonicTart) January 10, 2016
Thanks for the interview Betsey! I enjoyed it!
In case you missed it, last time on Beyond the Bio: @SuperRandomish
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