I will happily admit I know nothing about Twitter. Well, I say nothing, I am aware that you can ‘follow’ people and ‘be followed’ in turn, each person writing a quick line or two about their happenings due to a restricted character count. But beyond this, I’m not sure I get it.
Up until now I have been quite content with my ignorance of this global social media, but little narks and niggles are setting in. Am I some how missing out by not being a Tweeter? Am I, by unhappy fate, causing detriment to my career by not partaking? I like the idea that I can get instant updates from certain sources; publisher’s and their up and coming events, fellow writers, agents, professional authors etc. But even still, what is my place in this whirlwind of whizzing words? Who would find me interesting and what on earth would I write?
The strange thing is, these are all the questions I asked that held me back from blogging proper – oh yes, I have tried before and obviously failed. However, The Writer Side of Life quickly became part of my daily routine, a realistic reflection of my world and the words I want to write. Who knows how long it will go on for? I hope for as long as I have typing fingers and kind readers like you. But am I ready for the condensed version? Do I want to succumb to that power I solemnly vowed not to entertain? I’m really not sure. I would be very interested to know any pros and cons of Tweeting from any Twits there might be out there – sorry, Tweeters.
I suppose I should at least look into it, there can’t be much harm in it – can there? I feel like I am on the brink of opening Pandora’s Box. Will the whole world implode if I dare to join in? I am not really a technophile, yes I like the gadgets and gizmos I have, but I fear I am already growing into my Grandma – “I don’t want that, its new!” kinda thing. (I would just like to mention that my dearly loved, and sadly departed Grandma refused to have a microwave, I believe, because the local Vicar didn’t have one.) But I don’t want to be like that, I want to embrace the new and combine it with the old. I’m just still not convinced Twitter is one to include.
Who knows, by the time I return from the States, I could be converted! Feel free to share your thoughts.