Tweeting vs. Blogging

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April 8, 2008 at 9:01 pm

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I’ve found that as my time gets stretched in more directions, it’s far easier to post short (maximum 140 characters) “tweets” on

and avoid blogging altogether. I’m not saying it’s a good thing, but it is what it is.

I’m making some great contacts, not just professionally but other moms and fellow geek gals or outdoors enthusiasts, folks trying to lose weight, etc.

Twitter was even fun on our camping trip, even when Sara and Justin had to leave I had folks tweeting to me that they had enjoyed the camping pics thus far, or that we looked like we were having a terrific time (we were, up until 3 AM!)

So, anyway, here I am blogging but not really… I only opened WordPress so I could pen an entry that I could work

(slow to load) into, as well as a reminder link to .

I did have to turn off SMS alerts for Twitter direct messages today, however. We have an unlimited voice and data plan, but we only carry 200 SMS text messages per phone–anything over that is a money-hungry $.10 per message. Since it’s only April 8th and the stats lag behind by at least half a day, if not more, and I’m already at over 130 SMS texts sent it’s clear that’s gotta stop. I need SMS to text my parents; thankfully both

and

(also both on Twitter) are Blackberry users so I can Blackberry Messenger them, and I do quite often.

If you’re reading this and you’re a mom or dad, by the way, be sure to get yourself on the respective Ultimate Twitter List for Moms and Dads–

, created by

, created by

(I already requested you be added, Justin)

If you don’t quite see the point to Twitter, . It sort of has to grow on you. I’m in the addicted phase, and I think at the rate of adoption I’ve gone through I’ll be heading to the “useful, but not essential” stage at some point soon. (I can hear the folks who follow me on Twitter clapping and breathing a collective sigh of relief, already!)

Pssst, I learned

today thanks to Twitter, direct from

() the moment they announced it. Twitter FTW! (World of Warcraft shorthand for “For The Win”, to my non-MMORPG playing friends and family.) Friends and family, be on the lookout for a flood of Sara videos as soon as Flickr stabilizes a little from the crush of traffic due to today’s launch of Flickr Video! In the meantime,

is why Flickr Video is so cool (good read for web-footed folks everywhere.)

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April 9, 2008

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blogging > twittering. you can never get a picture of who someone is by their tweets, but a blog says it all. but, as a networking tool, nothing beats twitter. ah, let’s face it, if you’re an uber geek you need both!

April 9, 2008

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Totally agreed. Tweeting is very addictive. Thanks for following me!

April 9, 2008

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Guilty, as charged, Lisa… and you’re right, I won’t be packing up my tent and going home. If anything, Twitter is giving me more ideas (and thus, more things to do–a good thing, if only I had a couple clones; still a good thing, even though I am cloneless) and blogging is a place I can expand on those ideas, kick them around and see if they germinate.

Thanks for the comments, and look forward to following you both from here on out!

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