I catch a good amount of crap from good friends about this old, dusty blog of mine. One guy in particular, not naming names, but he sits right next to me at work 😉 , likes to make fun of me when I say stuff like, “I need to write a blog post about that,” or even worse, “I am going to write a blog post about that” (because I never get around to it). For you history buffs, I’d like to brag that I “birthed” Erik’s Hmm… almost nine years ago with this gem of a post.
Anyhow, the reason I don’t write those posts that I want to, even plan to, is simple. It’s Twitter. I love Twitter. It lets me say what I want, quickly and easily. It forces me to be concise, 140 short characters, concise. Which is definitely one of my biggest struggles when trying to make a point. So Twitter is perfect for me. I can quickly say something, or retweet somebody else that has said what I want to say. I get my point “out there”. You know what I think, what stance I’m taking (Obama sucks, the Aggies will dominate the SEC, the Cubs are pathetic, Grails is the one web framework to rule them all, etc.). It’s why I went as far as posting my tweets on this blog. The tweets were replacing my posts so I wanted them here.
Well, the urge to blog has been too strong lately and the 140 char wall has been to limiting. I’m gonna try to be more regular here. However, I’m going to be raw and unpolished. I’m just gonna type an entry and publish. Plan on lots of grammar issues, misspellings, half-baked thoughts, but best of all you will get my hand-crafted, hot-sports opinions, which is why the four of you line up to read this. 🙂
Yeah, I have totally blown-off this blog. I apologize, but I’m hooked on twitter. For those that are asking, “What is twitter?” Please view this link for an explanation on twitter. Honestly, I’ve been fulfilling my blogging needs over on twitter, but that ends now as I plan on getting back to blogging. My first blog post is to point you to my twitter account. Just kidding. 🙂
Topics that I warrant blog posts:
- Our new Presidnet
- Katie and I expecting our 3 kiddo! (sorry I didn’t announce that here and dropped it on the twitter feed) She is like 16 weeks. We’ll find out what #3 is 1/6/09
- The disgrace that was Coach Sherman Year 1
- The comedy that is tu not playing in the BCS title game while OU, a team they beat, is.
A couple few weeks ago I got a Twitter account. I wasn’t really sure what I was gonna do with it, or how often I’d post (tweet). Well, I’ve come to enjoy “tweeting” and find that it takes the place of some of the stuff I would blog about. With blogging I’ve occasionally said, “that ain’t worth a blog post,” and those are the perfect times to write a Twitter post.
So I apologize for not blogging as frequently as I used to, but you can definitely keep up with me on Twitter, and I think you’ll find I do a much better job of keeping you up-to-date with me and the family. I’ve also installed a new WP plugin that will auto-generate a blog post with all my Twitter activity for the day. Feel free to leave comments on the Twitter updates just like you would on a normal blog post.
Lastly, for those of you that don’t know what the heck I’m talking about and are wondering what Twitter is you can read this great entry on Wikipedia.
I’m not sure why, but I went out and got me a shiny, new, cool Twitter account. I have no friends yet. I don’t really know what I’m doing, or how to use twitter, but I got me an account. So if you would like to see what I have to say on Twitter you can follow me at http://twitter.com/erikweibust.
Just wondering… should I be pushing my twitter updates to this blog?