After years of saying how silly it was, after years of saying I would never do anything like that, after years of wondering why anyone would want any part of it, I opened a Twitter account.
I’m not even entirely sure what changed my mind.
Perhaps I just wanted to see what it was all about and it just took me a long time to break down and join the party. Just like when all the newest gizmos and gadgets come out I always put off upgrading to them for much long than most, what I have works, I don’t want to spend the money, I don’t want to give in to all the hype, etc… Eventually I usually do “catch up” in one way or another. Having some football (soccer) promotions and giveaways only advertised over their twitter feeds probably helped push me over the edge.
However, that certainly couldn’t have been all of it.
I think I knew then that I needed some sort of creative outlet. I needed a space where I could try and be funny, or witty, or silly, or ponderous. I needed something to see if I really had it in me to consistently come up with something worth writing. (Which is still debatable, but I do tweet more days than not now – whether any of it is any good is up to you to decide.) I think I did that 180 and opened a Twitter account as a test run before blogging, without even knowing that I would then throw my kingdom into the blogoverse.
Sometimes that’s just the way these things go.
Well, that, or I could be losing my mind. I’ll leave that one up to you too.