Saturday, March 07, 2009

They are just gonna have to
without me

Because I can't figure it out.

I wasted half an evening recently trying.

I read an article about how big twittering has become. It said that our Congressmen are regularly seen twittering on their blackberrys. While they are in session. Huh? Aren't they supposed to be paying attention to the matters at hand?

This article said that EVERYONE is twittering.

So, for a short moment in time, I panicked. I thought I must learn how to take part in this new venue. I didn't want to get left behind. I needed to twitter. I discovered that you have to follow people to see what they are saying.

But who in the world would I follow? And who in the world would follow me? I can post a bunch of short little snippets of my day. But who cares?

I would be posting little comments. On an empty page. Somewhere. Out there. It would float around out there somewhere in the space that is called "online." No one would see it.

And I couldn't figure out how I would find someone to follow their comments. Who in the world would it be?

So, I decided that I did not have the time to learn a whole new online activity. I have learned how to blog, and I love keeping up with all my new blog friends. And that takes a lot of time.

I'm just not smart enough to learn how to twitter. I mean, it wasn't that long ago that I could not even initiate an email. I could reply to an email, but not compose and send. So, you see, I have come far!

I can blog. I can connect with you here.

But not on twitter. I just wouldn't know how to find you out there.

Apparently the whole world is on twitter. And they Stumble things. I don't know what that is. But I can't do that either.

So they are just gonna have to twitter without me. And Stumble without me.



Remodeling Guy said...

Hi Shannon -

Don't feel alone! The crazy huge number of things you would have to do to "keep-up" is insane! I am on twitter and I hardly ever look at it. I'm totally not "working it" the way I should.

I like regular blogging because people can get to know each person, one at a time...actually concentrate a little bit!

Thanks for being one of The Crew and displaying your colors proudly!



trash talk said...

Shannon, I'm with you! Stumbling I have got down pat....twitttering not so much. Seems kind of silly to me. What do you say you and I just leave twitters to the birds?


Jayne said...

I'm with all of you!

Right now I'm watching the Nascar race and they told me to go on twitter to keep up with something (I know not what or why). It's upsetting that everyone on TV and radio are telling us to twitter them. Why would I want to do that? Would they care? And I think you only have 140 or so characters to input. What's with that?

It's all too weird!

I'll just continue to enjoy your blog, Shannon!

Blessings, Jayne

Anonymous said...

I'm with you Shannon- I think I'm doing all I can just blogging and why would anyone care about keeping up with my day- maybe the rich and famous people would be interested in but I just don't get it!


Jodie LeJeune said...

Can't twitter either. I don't think I want to learn either. I don't know when I would fit it in my daily routine!
So don't feel bad about it...
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