Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Excuse me, is this tweet taken?

When I re-started this blog 3 years ago, I made the comment that blogging was one thing, but life was too short to use Twitter.  See my post about 'Blogging into the darkness.'

Actually, what I said was that if I wanted to bark randomly into the darkness, I would use Twitter, instead of a 'real' blog.

But, a few weeks ago, I made the leap and signed up on Twitter.  So, has it changed my life?  Not really.  I mean yes, it provides another news stream, which I do look at every other day or so.  (I think it's fair to say I'm not a news addict.)  And, what about my tweeting? How's that going, you might ask.  Well, it turns out that as daunting as writing my first post, I have been wondering how to launch my twiterary career.

What pops into my head are throw away lines like the following:

Excuse me, is this tweet taken?

I'd love to tweet, but I've got nothing to say.

Twitter is a messiah maker.  I have followers and I haven't written a word!

Don't follow me, I may not tweet.

Don't follow me, I'm lost too.

On the other hand, should I follow or match the style of this blog and try to write intelligently about news and developments in the world of connectivity?

Sounds good, but I don't want to produce a string (thread) of sound bite cliches.

As I was deliberating, I thought I should wait and post my first tweet from Silicon Valley.  It seems fitting some how.  And, so here I sit in the Marriott in San Jose.

To see that first tweet, check out @DarlKolb on Twitter (sorry, I haven't figured out how to link to a specific tweet... so much to learn!).

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