Thursday, July 8, 2010

To Tweet or Not To Twit

I'm going to be honest here. I don't tweet.

And I don't want to. Ever.

As a blogger, I should want to build my mindshare and exposure by using Twitter. But I just can't bring myself to.


Because I'm not that interesting on a moment-by-moment basis. Seriously, does anyone care that I'm 'heading out 2 plant strawberries' or think 'So nice out 2day'? And if so, why do you? Can anyone explain that to me?

I've read some tweets. They weren't that interesting either. Even the ones that notified me of a sale or something. I'm just going to say it. Twitter is silly. It reminds me of the type of notes I wrote in middle school.

Besides, who has time? I work, I have a family, a home, a garden. I blog, I email, I try my best to spend time with friends and family. Should be enough, right?

I don't Facebook either. I probably should, except Facebook seems to use melodrama as a key form of communication, and that's something I'd like to avoid. I'm sure there's good stuff about it, lots of interesting stuff. I've never logged on though. Maybe I should.

But then again, planting strawberries is more of a priority to me right now.

Hello my name is MoneyPenny, and I'm hopelessly social-media lame.


Anonymous said...

AMEN to that! I don't tweet and don't want to and am SICK of being coerced to join facebook. I have plenty to do with my time thankyouverymuch!

Anonymous said...

I agree that there is a lot of "noise" on Twitter and Facebook. That said, you *can* use social sites like these in ways that appeal to like-minded people who don't have a lot of time to waste on drivel. I admit that I don't tweet (yet--that may change)...but I do occasionally go through the tweets of a few people or organizations that I follow on twitter. Why? Because their tweets focus on information sharing...bringing important news/items of interest (generally regarding a specific topic) to my attention (i.e., tweet = comment + link to article--theirs or someone else's). In that sense, I suppose the tweets I read are a cross between social bookmarking (e.g., and texting.

I also use Facebook (for personal use not business use)...but none of my friends (mostly former colleagues) abuse is used to share interesting links, share pictures or cute notes about their kids (selectively, not in excess), or just give a quick update on something interesting (i.e., travel) that they are doing. I have had some requests for "friending" that I haven't accepted because I don't know the person well, and I have my privacy settings locked down fairly tightly ( helped with this).