Our tweeting days are over.
I have been singing that old spiritual in my head for the past few days: Ain’t gonna tweet no more, no more, ain’t gonna tweet no more.
It really doesn’t have a tune that anyone could recognize, but it’s been buzzing around in my head just the same.
I’m going to try to put into words why I’m tweet-less from now on.
1) It feels good to simplify my on-line computer life. To concentrate on the applications/groups which seem to work for me.
2) I hardly ever stop over at Twitter.com to see what my 50-60 tweet-friends are doing.
3) Because: one line summaries are not really my thing.
4) Two line summaries aren’t either.
5) I met maybe one or two folks through Twitter that made the experience worthwhile. Yet, once introduced, we found one another’s blogs. That seemed a much better way to communicate. With multiple sentences.
6) OK, I admit in. I’m a bloggin’ fool. I love writing, meeting folks and communicating through blogging. None of the other avenues create the joy in my heart that I’ve found here on WordPress. (We’re not going to talk about Facebook today…I mean…ain’t gonna talk about Facebook today, ain’t gonna talk today…)
7) Posting all of my blog titles on Twitter for the past few months has not really increased readership here. Most days no one even stops by from Twitter. Maybe some days. Not usually.
8) The primary reason is that, if you’re going to succeed being a Twit–I mean, tweeting–you have to give back. You have to be re-tweeting the tweets of your friends, gaining a following, following the words of others. You have to be involved. You have to be visiting the site. You have to be working the system. I just don’t have enough energy or inclination to follow folks over there.
9) Thus…I decisively found Twitter this afternoon and searched for the button which would de-activate my account. It asked me: Do you really want to do that? Yes, I do. Goodbye, Twitter.
I have nothing against Twitter or those who like it. No bad unresolved feelings whatsoever. Some people adore that format; some people have found success; some people find their hearts a-twitter about Twitter. I waited and waited to see if that might happen, but, alas. It was fun to try it. Fun to see how it worked. But time to break up now…give back the ring…hope it doesn’t hurt anyone’s feelings. I wouldn’t want to be a Twit, you understand.
What about the rest of you? Do you like Twitter? Don’t like Twitter? Don’t care? Don’t know what a tweet is? 🙂