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Twittering vs. Blogging

Posted in Life, Society, Uncategorized, Writing with tags , , , on January 29, 2009 by rikki5

Twittering vs. Blogging- or is it Tweeting?  I am going to start writing each day in this if it kills me.  I finally succumbed to the Twitter craze that is sweeping the nation.  It seems a little bit juvenile to me especially after I read this article.  Twitter seems to attract people who are too lazy to write their own blogs.  My blog may be kind of lame but at least I take the time (and I’ve rededicated myself to this task) to actually write about stuff.  I guess on the positive side there are not the annoying applications that caused me to delete my facebook and it seems like an interesting place to network.  I give every social network a try so I will explore and then make my decision I guess.  Before I joined Twitter, I have already deleted my myspace and facebook. I deleted my facebook yesterday and restored my myspace only a couple months ago. Sometimes they just really annoy me. Plus, I’m not a very social person (what writers are?). I’m a loner and have been for the majority of my life. Strangely enough, people are always trying to befriend me in my classes. I’m going to try to work on building real friendships. On facebook, I basically had a bunch of people I barely talk to on there and only 3-5 close friends. I wish I had the cool facebooks where the aunts and cousins are commenting and posting pics of their little girls and boys, where dear friends are commenting and sending me invites to cool parties. Most of my family and friends are not even on facebook or myspace. My boyfriend (at least I think he is my bf – that’s another post) accused me of not being myself on it (because I use a fake name) and limited me so I couldn’t even message him on it. I had the underlying suspicion he didn’t like what I had to say. I wrote on his wall “I think it’s funny how you pretend you don’t talk to me each day”. The next thing I knew I was limited. So I deleted it! It’s his fault! But really, I wasn’t really interested in what 99% of my “friends” on there had to say. Maybe I need cooler friends, which I’m going to work on. Until then, I’m whoring it up on Add me!

Sometimes I feel as if technology is sucking the life out of me.  I yearn for a handshake or being able to have coffee.  Instead, I am left with virtual quotes about what people are doing.  It makes me become very despondent about modern living.  I wish I lived in the days before internet and tv.  The days when things were simpler and when roles were more defined.  Perhaps in the era of radio programs would be suitable.  Yes, I enjoy being a “modern” woman and earning my own way but sometimes I really do wish I could have a couple of little ones and stay home and take care of them and my husband.  In this fantasy, my husband provides for all of my needs and encourages me to buy at least one new pair of shoes each month.  In return I reward him with a sparkling house, beautiful well mannered children, homemade meals, and a scotch and a smoke next to a roaring fire when he comes home each day! Oh, what joy!!

Okay- back to reality.  I’m in my office and it’s raining.  I have to finish these interrogatories and then head to my Brit Lit class after work where we are reading some very intense literature from the middle ages.  After that I drive for an hour an a half to make it back home.

*Update* Several hours later….I reinstated my facebook.  I hope he doesn’t limit me still. 😦