I have been blogging for a few years now and surprisingly I have yet to run out of things to say...or Walmart pictures to post. Thank you for that, Sam Walton. R.I.P.
Once I likened blogging to being the star of my own show (sounds so narcissistic) and I still think it fits. I get the most lines anyway. Although the real fun comes from the brilliant and often completely hilarious comments. The only drawback: Blowing coffee out my nose at 8:00am.
Twitter is a different story.
It's actually not as easy as it seems to be funny or relevant in 140 characters or less. Except for that shitmydadsays guy. He's awesome. I can be random, that's not hard and sometimes I give into the temptation. But what I really want to discuss is our followers and those we follow.
Do you follow everyone who decides to follow you? I know celebrities and the more popular tweeters do not. And I'm actually not offended that Pink hasn't decided she can't live without knowing how my week is shaping up or how the potty training adventures are going. Or that Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) isn't hanging off my every tweet with utter devotion. He will someday...but for the rest of us, is it an automatic follow for you if someone else clicks the button on your tweeter account?
Do you vet them? (I really wanted to work in the word 'vet') Do you try to determine if they are political, angry, or just plain stalkery nuts before you put your stamp of approval on their tweets?
I usually take a few days to check out new followers, read their profile and tweets, maybe glance over their blog if they have one before I make a decision. I don't want to seem easy.
With Blogs, I take even more time. You comment on mine, I comment on yours, we do a little dance back and forth. Usually you make me laugh or say something so profound it speaks to the writer/mom/crazy in me and then I have to know what you're saying every day. EVERY DAY.
What are your thoughts? And how the hell do I get a twitter live feed to display on my sidebar instead of just my own confusing tweets?
Oh, yeah. And I like HoHo's.