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As you can see, I haven’t been blogging much lately. I lay the blame on two things: (1) Twitter and (2) Being Busy.

I was late to the game on this Twitter thing. Very late. In fact, I threw a lot of disdain on Twitter saying, “…only dumb people use it.” But then I noticed that amongst my work friends that less and less of us were blogging in general and started viewing their Twitter feeds. Needless to say, I now have been posting a lot more on Twitter. Some observations:

* The benefit of Twitter – for me – is that I have Twitterific running on my secondary monitor at work. So I can see my public timeline and respond as needed. Sometimes I read posts, sometimes I don’t but the benefit of having the app is that I have a random thought I have an app than makes it easy to input the random thought. I also have Tweetie on my iPhone so if Mr. I does something weird/funny or I see something, I can update as needed.

* The downside of Twitter is that it’s really for random thoughts. It isn’t anything like writing a blog post where I have to think about what I’m going to say and the points to support my concept or attempt to make it funny. And that’s my problem with blogging write now, it takes a lot of effort.

Which leads to the busy angle. Work has been pretty crazy for awhile, my team has been expanded and I’m managing more people than I know what to do with. Couple that with some work we’ve been doing with the house (chimney repair, cleaning out our basement, getting new doors, etc) and I don’t have a lot of free time. So when I do get 90 minutes to myself, I’m keeping them for myself by watching TV, reading or whatever … certainly not blogging.

So that’s my lame excuse. I’ll attempt to get better … but I’ll also try not to make this a daddy blog.

So …. things of note:

* A very cool Flash version of Peter Saville’s Joy Division ‘Unknown Pleasures’ cover that responds to the sounds of ‘Disorder.’

* First edition ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ at a used book store.

* If you’re a parent stay away from the ‘Morris the Moose’ anthology. The stupidest book I’ve ever had to read for a solid week. Oh and it’s over 100 pages long. Mr. I loves this book.

* Blake Schwarzenbach’s band ‘Thorns of Life’ has disbanded, but now he’s assembling a group called ‘The Forgetters.’

* Reading Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead – I need something lighter after Infinite Jest.

Comments 5

  1. pam wrote:

    I know there’s a huge difference between twitter and blogging, and there’s a scale thing, and blah blah whatever, but I often wish people would think more about what they say on twitter.

    Posted 16 Sep 2009 at 10:17 pm
  2. Christine wrote:

    Even though I’m into blogging and am a frequent Facebook user, I’m just not enthused about Twitter – maybe that will change, but for now, I don’t feel the need.

    Posted 17 Sep 2009 at 8:28 am
  3. Lara wrote:

    Pam,

    I wish people would think more about what they say in general. Wouldn’t you agree?

    I am actually getting seriously burned out on Facebook. Present company excepted, of course, I really could care less what’s going through the heads of all my friends at any hour of the day.

    I also get really frustrated that for some people, facebook is now the only means of communication. For example, when I find out at a party that someone from law school just had a baby and everyone says, “What? You didn’t know? It was on facebook.” Blargh!

    Posted 17 Sep 2009 at 2:59 pm
  4. terryp wrote:

    We (Pam, Joel, Mer and I – coworkers) were talking about this @ lunch today. Forums and methods of communication require different kinds of communication. It’s cool we have different vehicles but knowing the time and place to flex each is critical.

    This makes me think that I should blog more. Twitter is amusing, but not as mentally challenging for me as blogging.

    Posted 17 Sep 2009 at 3:20 pm
  5. pam wrote:

    Lara: Yes, I absolutely agree people should think more about what they say all the time. I think I had that in an initial draft of my comment, but for whatever reason, deleted it. :)

    I also totally agree about Facebook. Although it did become a lot more tolerable once I realized I could filter people out, so now I think I only get updates from about 12 people. That is plenty. (It doesn’t help that so many people post their twitter status to their facebook. I only need to see it once! Argh.)

    Posted 17 Sep 2009 at 8:56 pm