2.21.2010

To Tweet or Not To Tweet. That is the Question.

I have to ask.

Are you a twitter-er?




I've been considering it for awhile now.

Here's my problem. I know I'll love it. I already have so many things that I love that consume my time. So is it worth it?

I dragged my feet to start a blog because I knew I'd love it. Four blogs later and, well, you see how that turned out. Not only do I keep up the four blogs, but I stop by all my family, friends and bloggy buddies' blogs as often as possible. I don't think an hour goes by most days that I don't think, "Oh, I should blog about this!" It is a huge part of my life.

I hesitated signing up for facebook. I now update my status every day and couldn't possibly miss out on any of my friend's status updates or new photos or anything at all! I've either got to let them know that I like their status, love their photo, or leave a comment of some sort. It's addicting.

And don't even get me started on digital scrap booking. There's not enough time in the day to go into that.

Now I've really got going on the playground planning and fund-raising. (I can't believe how supportive people are. It is heart-warming and exciting!)

I'm also thinking 24/7 about my weight loss (20 lbs down, yet still a long way to go). I track everything I take in and every second I exercise (or don't). I've got charts, graphs, books on my laptop and in my purse and on my nightstand.... talk about consuming!

And then there are the usual things that consume my day: cleaning, parenting, husband-bonding, etc.

(p.s. I'm not trying to insinuate that I'm any busier than anyone else. I still have time for long baths, reading good books, seeking out new music, playing Hangman and Scrabble on my phone, and quite a few TV shows, so I know that I'm doing just fine with my allotted 24-hours per day.)

But here's my question. Is there room for twitter? If I make room for it, will it be worth it? It's gotta be worth it because I know myself. If I do sign up for twitter, I will become a tweet queen. It's just in my nature and there's no way around it. And that might get me in trouble!....





It's not because I'm searching out another hobby. I just think it might enable me to meet more people that can help teach me wonderful things to put on the kidz blog. I also think it might be a great way to help get the word out about the playground and its fund-raising events.

I dunno. What do you think? Those who tweet, please, speak now or forever hold your peace!!! Because even though I kind of understand what it is, I don't really know how it works or if it will work for my purposes. So share your thoughts!

9 comments:

Colleen said...

I mostly tweet about weight loss...right now using #mamavation for support. I do like some twitter parties to try to win some goodies. I also use twitter and now facebook also to post my blog posts automatically.

Ambitions of a Trophy Wife said...

I just started twitting, and not really sure if what i am doing is right or not, but i did link it to my face book to update my status as well as linked my blog to my face book. I have found some really great articles from other twitters. I think that it would be good to get the word out about your site and the playground!!

Becky said...

Nope...I don't tweet and never will. If you feel like it would be beneficial then I say go for it!

Kristina said...

No twitter for me. Not interested in it at all. There are loads of news bits, etc. that come my way via the internet so I do not feel a need to get more news coming at me via Twitter.

But, if you are looking to fit time in for Twitter, I say ditch the daily cleaning :-) It'll just be dirty/messy again the next day and the next, or in our case, the next hour - LOL!

Mo said...

It's not for me either...

Ellen said...

I use Twitter. I think it could be a good thing for KIDZ, you don't have to do it for every single blog. It's just another way of connecting with people and spreading the word about what you do. I mean, is it another time suck? YES!!! You just have to not let it consume you.

Heatherlyn said...

I don't bother. :)

Sandy said...

I'm on Twitter! I like it, but it can be addicting!

Jamie said...

I tweet. If you do sign up, you can follow me @JamieLynn1203. I actually feel like it's less time consuming than a lot of other things because you can only update with 140 characters. A lot of the people I follow are bloggers and I tend to read their blogs more often based on their Twitter updates. I hope that helps! :)