I’ve been noticed of late that it’s very hard to be both a blogger and a twit; to do either well one seems to suffer at the expense of the other.
I’ve been on Twitter since 2007, I’m within the first 1 million users actually (#797,113), how’s that for an early-adopter hall of fame statistic? And when I finally figured out what it was for, and that it was way better when you’ve got friends on it, then all the brain space I allot to writing was directed towards thinking up witty bon mots of 140 characters or less. Gradually, as life got busier it was easier to wow my loving audience that way, and frankly the conversation flows a lot more easily than it does in the comment section of a blog post, so in a sense there was more instant gratification on twitter than on the blog, an frankly when you spend all day on the computer and at that time, all evening studying then brain space was hard to find let alone allot to the blog.
But I miss the blog when I’m not posting on it, and it’s been interesting this week having to think about blog posts then actually write them down. It’s been great reading and responding to comments too! But the long form writing writing part’s hard, I’m tired and 140 characters seems a lot more attractive some times.
Interestingly, over on Twitter I’ve been making friends, not just following and connecting with people who already live in my little corner of the internet world but ‘meeting’ new people! The connections have been spilling over from twitter into real time chat as well which has been really fun!! Frankly I’m really enjoying this new mode of twitter that isn’t just about me trying to amuse but is actually more about conversation. It’s still kind of a weird medium to conversate on actually, so few characters harder even when you use half of them linking the 4 of us up ( @sassygirlcanada @AidaofNubia @Into_The_Mystic is a whole lotta characters) but is a good challenge!! Given that we are 2 Canadians, 1 in America and me, the hardest part is synchronising watches!