I've been reading on more than one site that one good way to promote your blog is through Twitter. I'm probably one of the few people of my generation who doesn't have a Twitter page, partly because I'm prejudiced against it; several of my students update their Twitter pages during my classes and that makes me turn into Professor Angry Face.
Also, up until recently, I wasn't entirely sure what Twitter is. And I couldn't immediately see what all the fuss was about. Why would I want to write brief updates on what I was doing several times a day? I mean, other than the romantic encounters with a guy who looks like George Clooney and my weekly car chases where I go after people who cut in front of me in line, I lead a fairly uneventful life.
If I was to have a Twitter page, it would probably look like this:
Just shoved a guy who brushed his hand against my chest on the sidewalk. He claimed it was an accident.
Yeah right loser. Watch me accidentally push you into traffic.
Having lunch at a restaurant in Wicker Park. Waiter keeps giving me weird looks.
Maybe because am the only one in here without multiple piercings and tattoos.
Stop staring at me stop staring at me stop staring at me WHAT?
Oh. Was looking at customer next to me, who seems to have passed out on table.
And now he's snoring.
Cute guy in restaurant looked at me. Was cool until I choked on my hamburger.
What's IN this? Now cute guy thinks I'm weird.
Got yelled at in grocery store by lady who was blocking my way. She started yelling when I said excuse me.
Oh yeah? Well maybe you should say hello to my little friend. He's called Febreze and I'm not afraid to use it.
Just updated my blog post, "Why My Blog is Awesome".
Got e-mail from eharmony guy I e-mailed more than a week ago. Why so late response?
Feel like telling him to shove it.
Then again, might not. Am curious.
Just got back from gym. Succeeded in not tripping over machines like last time.
Am supposed to be working on dissertation. Watched Law and Order instead.
Got e-mail from student in fall class. Student wants detailed description of every assignment so can work ahead.
Feel like telling him to...oh, can't say it. Too unteacherly.
Unteacherly is a word. So there.
Supposed to be completing projects for website job. Watched Criminal Minds instead.
Maybe should stop watching so many shows about criminals. Maybe should watch show about vampires instead.
What's so sexy about a vampire whose natural instinct is to kill you? Do not get it.
Maybe should try watching Real Housewives.
And now remote control is broken because kept whapping sofa with it every time Housewife said something stupid.
As it stands now, I probably won't get a Twitter page anytime soon. The only reason I'd get a Twitter page would be to promote my blog. I don't think that's enough of a reason to have a page because then I'd probably just get bored with Tweeting really fast. Also, because I hate to talk on the phone and I hate texting even more, I haven't updated my cell phone in years (though I probably should). So I don't have one of those fancy, hi-tech phones that would make it easy to Tweet whenever I want.
One of the blogs I follow, Date me, D.C.! (it's a great blog! check it out!) mentioned the blogger's thoughts on starting a vlog. I finally figured out how to record myself on my web cam. And no, I didn't go all Jenna Jameson on it (I never would, partly because she kind of scares me. Don't know why. I have a lot of irrational fears, including my fear of being kidnapped by clowns); I just figured it might be cool to upload videos of myself as a way to do something different on my blog.
But I don't think I'll do that anytime soon either. Anyone who knew me would probably be able to figure out who I am because of what I write on this blog. But at the same time I'd rather stay anonymous online, at least for now. I like the idea of being (mostly) unknown.
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