The Cool House: Tweet, Blog, Tweet, Blog, Tweeeeet

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tweet, Blog, Tweet, Blog, Tweeeeet

The observant amongst the blog readership will have noticed the Twitter link that has appeared on the upper right side of the blog page. I resisted this for a really long time, partly because my pre-iphone cell was not made for frivolous texting, but mainly because I asked myself how interesting could it possibly be to tell the ethernets that I just fed the cats? Or the damn owl will not shut up and it's only 3 PM? Or I was planning on early cocktail hour?* Of course, back then I was at the first stage of grief twitter acceptance. I progressed pretty quicky through stages two through four and now I'm happily ensconced in Stage Five - microblogging.
The issue for me is that I need everything in my world to be interconnected but for each part to keep its essential integrity. So while I love that my blog posts are fed immediately to my twitter page, I'm less thrilled that they also bounce back to the right sidebar of my blog. Are you with me so far? When I publish this post it will be the first tweet under the Twitters header. Tautology, do you see? Copycat posting. Overload.
Of course there's a way to solve this problem. I simply have to tweet three more times and the offending blog post is confined to the trash can of twitterlife. Fine, but some days it means I'm reduced to twittering about what I fed my cats, the damn owl and cocktails. Speaking of which.....

*yes, all true tweets, sadly enough


Jen said...

I have been on the fence about Tweeting twittering. Keeping up with my fave blogs, Facebook, and work, is already overwhelming.

modernemama said...

And it's work that suffers...oops

Jennifer said...

I'm a crusty technophobe... I don't text with my phone, have a facebook account (haven't even been to the facebook site)... I revel in NOT doing these things. :) One of my good friends said "You WOULDN'T have a facebook page, would you."