How Twitter Killed My Blog
So, you may have noticed.
It's been pretty much *crickets* over here.
I was looking back over my blog and realized something.
The waning of my interest in blogging coincides with something.
My introduction to Twitter.
I am a full blown Twitter lover.
It's so quick.
It used to be that I would think of something I wanted to share with you guys.
I'd write a blog post.
Now, I just tweet it.
I guess some could argue that a tweet is not as fulfilling as a blog post.
But it does offer something I love.
With the blog, I have to write the post, wait for you to come on over, read, decide to leave a comment.
Then, if I want to return the comment, I have to head on over to your place and read your entire post and comment.
Over on twitter, we are chatting right away.
And if you think of @ replies like comments, well, then, I am getting my feign satisfied.
Plus, while over 400 of you follow this blog, over 4,500 of you follow my tweets.
You do the math.
For someone like me who enjoys being heard, twitter is my crack.
I know some of you are thinking that tweeting doesn't improve your writing skills or allow you to put forth your thoughts the way a blog post can.
I beg to differ.
Twitter may actually improve your writing skills.
When you have to get something across in 140 characters or less, and you do it successfully?
Now, that is good writing.
And, some of you might say that twitter won't foster the connections that blogging does.
Again, I must disagree.
I chat with @mamakatslosinit @lula34 @mindlessjunques @buriedwithkids @lemusingsofmoi and so many MORE people than I ever did just through blogging alone.
Plus, Twitter can help your blog. Yep. More people to know and communicate which means more people to read your stuff.
In fact, I'll be tweeting a link to this post.
I am certainly not making the case for dropping your blog and running to twitter.
It's not for everyone.
Remember, I am not a writer.
I am a talker who writes.
Twitter offers me the ability to "talk" with my keyboard.
And, I am not saying that I am done blogging.
What I am saying is, if you are truly interested in what I am up to and want to connect RIGHT NOW....
You can find me @SITSGirls
But I know many like you who are lovin' the Twitter.
I'm a listener by nature. Maybe that's why Twitter and I don't click?
And 140 characters? Girl, look at my comment length.
I'm so glad I claimed you years ago before you became THE Sits Girl.
I'm so glad I claimed you years ago before you became THE Sits Girl.
And I want 4500 followers. Lucky.
i would rather tweet where its so interactive any day but i still love my blog and try to show it love..
i have even set up a blogging schedule to do so.
Awww...those were the days.
Now you're all Twitter famous.
But whatever. I *KNOW* you.
(Yes, I hashtagged in your comments. I rule.)
I wonder what the next best thing is going to be? In this world of insti-grat (that's instant gratification for you tweeters who don't want to use up too many characters)because if I could invent it...Hhhhmmmmm!
I'm a Twitter newbie, but I am certainly seeing the easy addiction to it...
You should have been a saleswoman. Because up until now I really couldn't stand twitter and said I would NEVER do it. Now I am contemplating, just thinking, maybe, just maybe, I should at least look at it.
Noooooooooooooooooooo................yessssssssssss.............you should have been in sales. Really, you're good!
I so, so wish I could catch on to the whole twitter thing. I know its cool. I know all the hip kids are doing it.
But I just kind of haven't got it yet.
You can't quit blogging for two sentence gratification. right?
actually, i am guessing people can.
I like my blog though. Can't wait until I meet you at Baltimore.
Also, am I the only one that sees the irony of a SITS founder ditching blogging for Twitter? :)
But I have been working on writing a book, so that's my excuse!
Work from home India
I need to get with twitter. I know.
Glad to be back with SITS. I've missed you gals!
I got a lot to learn. Keeping my thoughts somewhat to myself is probably number one on the list!
ill have to see why its addicting :0)
Well not the end... the twitter thing? I think you just described me, about 9 months ago. The end.
Well not quite... your photoshop actions talk...??? Have you seen my recent love affair of all things 'textures'... You simply MUST see my Fishy light bubbles thingies... :) Enjoy!
I'd leave the link here. but. bad form.
I'm trying, though!
I do love twitter, its nice, but I love facebook too!
But I understand. *sniff*
And I'm new to SITS, just making the rounds!
Pls don't stop your blog!!
Plus my tweets help my blog readers see exactly what I'm up to, more than one story a day- it's like being a fly on the wall of someone's life.
I am addicted to the IG of twitter but I still love the life story that is woven together on my blog.
and found out that you're mainly 'out there' - tweeting.
I tweet too but blog is how I'd like to interact because I can express myself better visually than by writing. English is not my first language.
But twitter is excellent way to find 'new, interesting worlds' - in blogosphere...
it would be great to have comment luv on blogspot too - so much quicker to network!
Love how you described it as feeding an addiction. *snicker*
I couldn't agree more that getting across a quick tweet is so much easier than putting together a full post on something that can be covered in 140 or less.
I think that even though I post on my blog less, the quality of posts has probably improved bc I have gotten rid of all the babble about nothing in particular.
Umm and whether you are here, on SITS, on twitter or somewhere in real life I'd follow you almost anywhere bc you know I love you :)
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I've had Twitter for a while now, but I'm still not good at tweeting for some reason. Maybe I am over- thinking it! I can see how it would help your writing though. You have no choice but to be concise (well, unless you send out 3 tweets to elaborate on the same thought.. lol) You can follow me if you want .. @mdmerenghi
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I agree. (how could i not?)
So,I'm curious, when you tweet as "SITSgirls", is it just you or you & heather?
I am glad you are enjoying it though!
I was hoping to meet some nice people from your list of blogs and followers on twitter and I have except for one you. Your email was far from what I would of expected form you as my image was much different.
I am sorry for the emails I will try to fix it.
Blogging in the blind and trying to find my way.
Marie (gigi P.S. I know you will not post this comment.
I rarely post anything on Twitter (other than links to my new blog posts), but your post here is sort of making me want to give it a go and be more Twitter-genic. Ooooh, a new word!
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But, in time, I missed blogging so I started back. It's possible for them to co-exist, I just had to find something to blog about that didn't work in a tweet!
I must confess I still don't quite 'get' tweeting although I can imagine once you've got a community and conversation started it must be addictive.
I'm a writer more than a talker and prefer the space to ramble - I really have to self-edit on my blog. Please do blog more though as I'm really enjoying reading your posts - even though many of the recent ones are from b4 xmas! ;-)
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Twitter traumatized me so badly I had to take a several month break from blogging before gathering enough courage to dip my toes back in the water.
Hopefully it remains drama-free for you...
Congrats on being the SITS feature blogger!
Talking writers are awesome!
Plus you seem really busy keeping everything running at SITS.
Nice to meet you and i'm glad i found SITS
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PS I love twitter too.
don't give up and keep posting simply because it simply just very well worth to look through it,
impatient to look into much of your current posts, regards!
Allison @ www.houseofhepworths.com
PS I just joined SITS!!