Wednesday, May 27, 2009

To Tweet or Not to Tweet...



I had said I wasn't going to use twitter. To be honest, I don't think my life is interesting enough for people to want to know about it. I enjoy it...but I don't know how much people want to read about me doing another load of laundry. However, people keep asking me about my twitter account. When I say I don't have one I get, "Oh gosh. Wow, you are missing out" or something like that. So, I started wondering if I am missing out. After all a year ago I had no idea how much I would love blogging. I don't want to miss out! So I'm going to try it. Probably more to follow than to tweet myself. If you follow I gotta warn you that my days will probably be something like this-
"Put dishes in dishwasher"
"Zhana is in timeout"
"Did second load of laundry today"

When at work as a therapist, I certainly can't tweet. That would be a confidentiality breach. Doesn't it make you wonder if you are being tweeted about when you go somewhere for a service. My hair stylist tweets. Does she tweet about my hair? Okay, a little paranoid...Anyway, I just don't think it would be appropriate, no beyond inappropriate it would be unethical, to tweet "I just met with this psychotic man who thinks he is Mickey Mouse." Not only inappropriate, unethical, but frankly disrespectful. So...when at work no tweets from me. Anyway, don't expect anything too exciting if you follow...Also I don't have unlimited text messaging on my phone because I usually just call and speak to whoever I'm conversing with. I have a smartphone and don't have internet on it or text messaging, can you believe it?

On the other hand, maybe this would be a place to voice the little things I think. Sorta like talking with a friend. For example, when I was watching American Idol my husband doesn't enjoy the show so really didn't get my, "Oh my gosh Adam Lambert is amazing!" So maybe I could use it just to share thoughts...

Also, don't I share enough? Am I not socially connected enough? I have a blog, facebook, myspace, and instant messaging. Do I really need twitter? If I was a 20 year old in college with a hopping social life, I probably would need it. But do I now? Well, we'll see...

Also I like my private time. Most of the time I don't even leave my cell phone on. I don't want to be reached when I'm grocery shopping. So do I really want to tell the world so much about my life?

Lastly, I don't know that I have time...Since I don't text, do I want to log in all the time just to say what I'm doing? Even if I did do cell phone internet, would I want to take the time to tweet? If this many people are tweeting, how much is being done at work?

Anyway, most points direct me toward not tweeting but I don't want to miss out. Also, I have to be honest the twitter bird is so cute. I think I was lured in by the bird. Yet, when I go to the site I don't see that cute little blue bird. Is the cute little cartoon blue bird not really a part of twitter but a design graphically designed by one of the ladies I network with and they all started using? I want the cute blue bird! Also tweeting sounds cute.So here goes...

I'm not even sure how to share my twitter account. I just know I'm under superfunmama...

2 comments:

(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

I just bit the facebook bug not too long ago... Can't keep up and don't plan to tweet! IT'S TOO MUCH! LOL! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

Gabrielle said...

Thank you so much for your heart felt entry over at SWB. What a blessing that portrait must be.

BTW, I agree with you on the twitter thing, I have tried, let me tell you, but man I have enough to do without giving people the times when I drink some water or lock myself in the closet to talk on the phone! UGH!