Monday, June 27, 2011

A Date with Twitter

So I’ve fallen off the blog wagon. I’m trying to get back on but it’s proving more challenging than previous times I’ve fallen off.

No, I’m not saying that I’m giving up. Nor am I saying I’m going on sabbatical from writing.

You see, there’s someone (read: something) else…

I don’t know how to tell you this, but, I think Twitter has come between us.

I know, I know. I’m sorry and I hate saying it, but it’s true:

Twitter has my attention.

I know this must be hard for you to understand, and it’s certainly a lot to digest, but, please know that I still think of you, and want you in my life. It’s just that, the whole 140-character thing has dragged me in and provides that release, the give-and-take, you once provided, dear blog.

You see, it all began when I started the Twitter account for this blog. At first it was meant to be a promotion tool, a way to get out the word, and be a place to express, in short-form, thoughts that may or may not be relevant to the content of this blog.

Little did I know that it would slowly but surely take away my focus from you.

And I’m sorry for that.

Maybe… maybe we can all have dinner together and I can introduce you to each other? Maybe you two can be friends? Maybe you’d get along. That would be nice, wouldn’t it? I think you two would really hit it off.

Unfortunately, I must say that there is no way I can end my relationship with Twitter, at least not within the foreseeable future. And I also cannot end my relationship with you… so…

I hope you understand that this is not goodbye – I’ll try my best to write for you into the future (as inspiration comes of course).

But now I must go. I have a date with Twitter…

‘Til next time…


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  1. Twitter= Time suck. 'nuff said! ;-)

  2. I guess I could have just wrote that instead!

  3. Twitter is ok for a mobile device, but I find the interaction very limiting. I much prefer Blogger or glad you are back..or are you addicted to Twitter like all the rich and famous?

  4. values change, people change, and you are in control of your life so no regrets jrm.. and no apologies! yea twitter is catchy and the bug has caught on- one liners are fast becoming favorites and the followers bring about the attention i should say every writer craves for- good luck and all the best! drop by my blog sometimes.. i went on a long hiatus and came back with a total revamp!