Should I chat, tweet or blog?

Published 11:38 pm Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I am giving serious consideration to starting up one of those Twitter-things or maybe even a blog.

All the time, I have these snippets of things that I feel the need to share with people. Usually I just talk to whoever is standing next to me at the time. Doesn’t matter if I’m sitting at my desk in the office or standing in line at Wal-Mart. If it comes across my brain, odds are someone is going to hear about it.

But amazingly now, there are information outlets beyond my wildest dreams and all I have to do is take advantage of them. Instead of accosting the random person at the supermarket with questions on why all the shopping cars are facing due east in the parking lot, I can speculate to the whole wide world via the World Wide Web.

If I were going to start right this minute, here’s a sample of what you could read about what’s going on in my world.

OMG, Ora hit the ball last night at her game, my left-handed, never-hit-a-softball-in-her-life-while-at-bat girl not only made it to first, she stole second and eventually came home.

Those girls played hard. Game ended in a tie 12-12.

One of those coaches on the other team is hardcore, wanted to play extra innings at 8:45 p.m. on Monday night. Thank goodness for SATs ‘cause my butt was SAT out from spending nearly three hours on that bench with a squirmy 5-year-old who kept yellin’ she was ready to go home.

BTW, Ora was so excited, didn’t stop giggling to herself until 11 last night.

It was awesome.

Or maybe this…

My family is freaking out over the rain. They’re making me freak out over the rain. I hope I don’t have to swim to work Thursday. My roof leaks. I hate the rain.

Stupid rain.

Stupid roof.

Could be this.

Will someone please tell me why Coke sometimes tastes like dirt? It’s great coming from a glass bottle, but those plastic bottles…I swear it tastes like dirt.

And apparently, I have two options when it comes to sharing the innermost workings of my mind – Twitter or a blog.

So like any good consumer, I “Googled” to find the difference between the two. I mean if I’m going to take the time to do this and you’re going to take the time to read, you need to get your time’s worth.

According to the Web site, “Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co-workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?”

According to Wikipedia, it’s a service that enables its users to send and read other users’ updates, known as tweets or text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.

Well, skippy, I can stop right there and tell that won’t work for me.

I guess blogs are my only option and wouldn’t you know it, The Star-News website has the ability for us to post blogs.

And aren’t you just a-twitter (pun intended) to see what comes next in the Nelson world?

You shouldn’t be. April Fool’s.

I wouldn’t subject you to that. You get enough of me on Wednesdays. Instead you get read about those random thoughts in as much detail as I can pack in about 500 words or in this column, 565.