The Blogathon is over. My time is mine again. I didn't have to wake up at 5:30 to write. But I did.
I said the other day that one thing the Blogathon did for me was make me stretch. I want to keep stretching, growing. So now, I am considering signing up for Twitter.
So far, I have resisted using Twitter. I do not text message (I barely use my cell phone as a phone; I'm going to be one of the 143 people left in this country who don't text message). But in the Blogathon that just concluded yesterday, I found that many bloggers in the Blogathon tweet and have their tweets visible on their blogs.
The "wrap" party for the Blogathon "competition" is going to be on Twitter, too. I can follow it by using a certain hash tag. But I have no account, so I can't party. Being left out. It isn't a good feeling.
Know what? I feel like I felt about the Internet back in 1995. Reading about that "http" stuff and how web addresses worked seemed so daunting. But I bought my first computer on my birthday in 1996 and have never looked back. (I can still remember my first night online - January 20, 1997...and how I fumbled around. But am I glad I did.). What if I don't have enough to say? What if I have too much? What if I choose the wrong user name (or whatever it is called).
I've tried to find a good tutorial on Twitter online. What I seem to be finding is already a year or two old. So: I invite your comments. Does Twitter work for you? Is it worth the stretch? Should I take the plunge?
Is it worth the time I will invest in learning about it?
(and, sneaky me, I'll know if anyone is still reading my blog now that we've finished Blogathoning.)
And meanwhile, fellow Blogathoners - enjoy that party.