Monday, June 2, 2008

What's that chirping sound?

As I make my way toward this whole working thing, I'm still trying to figure out how this blog will fit into that new life of mine, or how that new life of mine will fit into my blog. My silence about the new gig -- which does not start until late August -- is definitely intentional.

I have privacy issues to consider -- both my family's as well as myself since it's a more public job. I'm used to public jobs, but I haven't had one in a while. Not that any of you would sabotage my career! I'm thinking more on a local level.

So, one of my thoughts is to move to the Twitter medium. I've been practicing and I'd like you to join me. I will be focused a lot on the mental anguish over everything from picking out something to wear to work (always dreadful) to leaving the girls at the door of day care and crying about it.

I'll still blog, of course, but it will not be as frequently, I'm sure.

If you haven't checked out Twitter, it's the new best thing and it's growing on me. But, I need followers or I feel like I'm talking to myself out there.

Before you get on your soap box, consider these facts: Twitter takes five minutes tops to update, less time than that to read what your favorite mom bloggers or friends are talking about and makes responding and commenting easier than ever. There are some downsides as well but you'll figure those out for yourselves.

So, sign up and start following my random thoughts of the day here.

Better yet, start tweeting yourself and let me know so I can follow you, too.

EDITED TO ADD: If you need a quick lesson in brevity in your writing, Twitter is the bomb for that. It teaches you to say volumes in just 140 characters -- that includes spaces, punctuation and words, of course. It's a great writer's lesson every time you Tweet.


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5 comments:

Shelli said...

I think Twitter sounds like fun, and I may do it someday. I'll let you know if I do. But right now I've got all the writing projects I can handle.

Shannon said...

Okay, I'm trying to set it up tonight. I guess you'll know if I'm successful.

Carey said...

Can't do twitter right now. It is a hard juggle between family, a day job and blogging...you'll find your happy medium. Best of luck!

village mama said...

Shawn, I like you love the character restriction. See you over there ;-)

justagirl said...

Hey Shawn

If you are moving I will move too...

I have finally opened my Etsy shop and I have your bath pic on there :)