On 27 April 2008 I started Twittering. This isn’t a post about what it’s about or how to use it, but an observation about Twitter and how it’s kind of like blogging for me.
Twitter only allows you to post up to 140 characters which isn’t that much. It is, however, a great exercise in being succinct and for that alone it’s worth it. Because you can only post a small amount, it’s also very quick which obviously satisfies a lot of people because a lot of people are doing it.
For those of you who only read me via a feed reader I’ve taken the liberty of posting my tweets (nearly all of them). It gives some insight into the (minutae – I knew I’d spelt this wrong) minutiae of my life that I don’t write about in my blog. I do have my latest tweets in my sidebar.
If you twitter and would like to follow me, please feel free. I might even follow you back. Like some other social networks I’m not a slave to it as my fairly infrequent posting attests to, but I do get over every now and again and see what people are up to and to add something myself.
One tweet I would have added but by the time I got home all I wanted was a drink, was ‘It took one hour to get home last night because a lane was blocked off on South Road. Grrr’. (It normally takes 20 minutes max!).
Home from work, delousing of child’s hair now done.
Can’t help myself. Am watching the opening ceremony of the olympics. It is a feast.
Unfortunately those dishes will not wash themselves.
A new season of Heroes is about to start. I’m SOO excited!
Teacher’s are on strike this morning, so I’m not at work.
So, tax still not done, and I have one day a bit to prepare for a job interview! Any tips?
Today – need to blog, do tax, clean the dirty floors, clean up paperwork, go shopping. Aaarrrgggghhh!
I spoke to soon about my hours of sleep. I awoke, and got up, at 5.30am today.
@shaicoggins I’m really busy at work, therefore not much time for other online activities. Things will get back to normal soon I hope.
What is it about rain, that makes everyone want to catch the bus at the same time, making them full and therefore making me miss out!
@shaicoggins Usually to bed around 10.30, up at 6.30 during the week. Those hours change on non-work days.
He’s onto the fact that I use the ‘let’s have a race’ trick to make him do things quicker!
Someone’s hacked one of my blogs damnit!
Writing for my blog is SO much more interesting than writing a job application. Write the application I must!
Ah, it’s good to be home and eat proper home cooked food. Just made soup and roast chicken is on the menu tonight.
Am in Perth and am hoping the rain will hold off for a bit today. Bringing only non waterproof shoes for the boy was a mistake.
Was gonna write a blog post but my server’s down. Am all packed to head to Perth tomorrow morn. About to watch Amazing Race, then bed.
@Miscmum Congratulations. That is huge and I’m sure you’ll be great. Wish I could be there.
Am addicted to Playstation at the moment. Blogging is taking a back seat.
Am going to a ladies lunch soon – a childfree one. To say I’m looking forward to it is an understatement.
This time seven years ago I was trying to push a 91b 6oz human out of my body.
My son is writing a book about a fish and a mean octopus.
Cake baking, pasta bake making – it’s a cooking fest here.
Sore eyes – damn computer!
Someone wash my dishes for me please!
Got to clean windows, cut the boy’s hair today – and just relax. Off to bed now.
Day at home today because of the teacher’s strike.
Overheard on bus: ‘Apparently they’ll give you $10,000 to cut your little toe off and sew it back on.’
My fire is all ready to light when I get home from work tonight. Think we’ll need it – it’s chilly!
Have booked my Perth accommodation. Thank goodness for the internet!
Sex and the City was fun and pretty much what I expected it to be. It’ll be Prince Caspian next Friday.
It’s time to wear the beanie when walking the dog in the morning. Frosty!
It’s nearly half past 10 and I’m going to get into my pyjamas. Sweet dreams to me.
It’s nearly 10am and I’m still in my pyjamas.
Am getting a ridiculous amount of comment spam lately. Anyone else?
Just walked for one hour return to take my boots to get fixed and the cobbler’s was shut!
@shaicoggins Yes, twas a bad day indeed and my fault to boot. Today will be a lot better. Talk about learning from mistakes!
Am glad today at work is OVER.
The lad and I didn’t lock horns today. Things are looking up!
Get back to work me.
The moon just before it went to bed this morning was absolutely marvellous.
All I want is a peaceful Saturday afternoon without phone or door salespeople demanding things of me!
I lit the fire last night and I’ve still got it going this morning.
He’s in a right silly mood this evening.
About to be off to circus school with junior.
@rckstrscott So sorry to hear about your mum.
Is a dream about quicksand ominous or not? I’m still remembering it tonight.
@ninjapoodles And I thought you just loved me. You started following me yesterday.
The lad cried himself to sleep because a song he was listening to made him sad. Poor love.
@shaicoggins So sorry you didn’t make it in time Shai. My thoughts are with you.
Ukulele done and dusted for the night. Watching a bit of tv then night night for me.
Am shortly going to see Sex and the City.
I am still around – just haven’t blogged for the last few days.
Tired today. My aunt kept me up singing to old songs last night!
Thought there was a conspiracy happening in Perth when trying to ring businesses today and nobody answered, but no just a public holiday.
I think I’ve cleaned my computer of spyware. I think….
My computer is has been infected. Have borrowed my sister’s laptop to research problem.
I really think Telstra could design their bills SO much better. I find them hard to understand.
Today was really busy and the cold beer when I got home was very welcome indeed.
Janette Toral says
Twitter also provides some informality in terms of posting that we often don’t get to do in our blogs.
I just followed you in Twitter. Cheers!
Thanks Janette. Yes, it is a lot more informal and very fast. Thanks for the follow.