How fun! I just added twitter counter to boost my ego as I have a lot more twitter followers than blog RSS subscribers.
The HTML counter and image code for the birdie are simply typed in a text widget, in case you wanted to put this on your own blog, and there’s a plugin at Twitter Counter for those of you with real wp blogs.
I’m figuring the counter and little bird should appear about here —————————->
Twitter Counter is also useful for looking back at the number of followers, especially since twitter did a clean up a few days ago, I had a drop of about 30 followers, but the big tweeters had bigger drops and were all afluttter.
I use http://paint.net for image manipulation, and since it was a png file to start with the layers were easily tweaked the “Hue” and “Lightness” to get the birdie body lavender, then magic wand selected the beak and legs in a new layer and tweaked Hue again. (The first tweak gave me a bright green beak – see http://www.flickr.com/photos/fundiva/tags/birdie/ for the different variations)
Here’s the bigger twitter birdie:
Princess Megan Wonderful would prefer little birdie encrusted with catnip.