Everyone's talking about Twitter today over on another list. Questions like: Is it worth it to get on? How do you get on? Should you "follow" or not follow and, if so, how best do you do it? And what about using TweetDeck? What's all that about?
I've been on Twitter for probably a year now and, to be honest, I just haven't gotten into it. I still don't understand "hash tags" and how to best insert myself into an ongoing tweet conversation, or even if I should. Now I realize I haven't given it the time and concentration necessary to get over my learning curve, but something about the whole thing makes me want to rebel. I'm a writer who wants to write novels, not 140-word witticisms that will attract followers. You may say, "Well, Tanya, don't you realize that if you gain a large following on Twitter, those same people will likely want to read your books?" Uh, no, I don't think so. My books are serious and tweets generally aren't (at least, not the ones that people enjoy reading). What happens when they buy my book and then find there's no happy, witty banter in it? I guess I'm being a curmudgeon about the whole thing.
Actually, I'm far too distracted these days. If it's not talk of Twitter, then it's this "Apple's about to download its 10 billionth App" announcement, promising $10,000 to the person who lucks out and actually downloads their 10 billionth app. So, what am I doing every couple of hours today? You got it! I'm checking my Apple page to see where the counter's at so I can download that free app I've been wanting for the last week at precisely the right moment. Hah! It's probably all a scam, anyway.
I long for the good old days of face to face time without gadgets, internet, and...oh, yes, blogging.
Go on, tell me I'm wrong.