I did it. I finally caved, even though I said never would. I never really saw the point. “It’s like Facebook status updates, but without all of the other perks,” I had argued.
Twitter had always confused me, to be honest. All of this “tweeting” seemed to be a lot about nothing. You only get 140 characters for crying out loud. If you’ve read any of my posts here, you know that I’m probably a little long-winded in my thoughts. I have a lot to say, so the character limit definitely turned me off.
But there’s a flip side to having a lot to say: I don’t have enough time to write as much as I would like.
There are literally dozens of things I want to write about every week. And since I (regrettably) have a job outside of this blog, there are simply not enough hours for me to write about every one of those topics and not get fired. This is where twitter comes in.
Twitter is perfect for dropping small thoughts here and there. Like right now, I’m watching the USMNT last qualifier against Costa Rica. I don’t have enough time to write a full article about how the US is mailing it in during a game where they should be infinitely more inspired, or how Connor Casey is virtually guaranteed to make next summers roster despite the fact that he’s only had one good game in a national team jersey and he sucks. Twitter allows me to get my thoughts out there, feeding my appetite to share — and hopefully your appetite to read — my thoughts.
Not only that, but tweeting can be done from anywhere straight from my phone. My laptop and the blog aren’t exactly ideal to take to the pub when i’m watching a match. Or if i’m over at a buddy’s house. Or if I actually get off my couch and go to a game in person.
Now I get it. And so now I shall tweet… but only for footballing reasons. I promise not to bore you with any of my personal life happenings, like when I go to eat a taco or have a great night at my arm wrestling club.
So now you can follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/wrongsideofpond… so click the link and add me. I’ve also added a new widget to the sidebar to the right that shows my last five tweets, and a permanent link to the page as well. So be sure to check it out, and if you’re a fellow twitter-er (?) be sure to sign up to follow.
And if you’re a close friend who has heard me say I would never use twitter, I eagerly await your abuse.