Last night, as I was searching in vain for a Twitter app for Facebook that actually works worth a crap (because NONE of them do) I came across someone gushing about Twitter and how it has rendered blogs all stone-agey and shit and how we don’t need them anymore because Twitter gives us, apparently, the ability to both express ourselves AND learn to be masters of brevity who don’t ramble or compose those self indulgent run-on sentences that people are so prone to in blogging. Ahem.
I didn’t think about it much at the time other than to figuratively throw my head back and laugh at the foolishness but this morning, as I was waking up ‘ye olde electronic box to which I am sadly addicted’, I was struck with fear…
What if that person was right? Are blogs now obsolete? When I consider how much time some people spend on Twitter (not me, of course) and what a huge steaming pile of entertaining timesuck it is, it does make this idea of writing actual paragraphs seem, I don’t know…a little quaint.
Oh, oh—and what about all the times you were going to blog about something but you went ahead and blew your fodder wad on Twitter instead? I’m NOT the only one who’s done that, right?
Yeah, you save up all these “very important thoughts” in that section of your brain reserved for potential blog compositions and then whamm-o! You’re suddenly struck with some nasty Twitterrhea of the keyboard and before you know it, you’ve totally liquidated your assets, opting for quick links and throwaway quips in 140 characters or less.
But then when it’s over? You feel like you just rolled in from a one-night stand, reeking of regret for having chosen the cheap thrills and immediate gratification of Twitter and wishing you’d saved it for your faithful old blog that you’re not quite ready to quit yet. *sigh*