Monday, September 21, 2009

Death of My Blog

Yes. I am very well aware of the fact that my blog has been sitting idle for some time now. Just a post every now and then, usually that lacks substance.

I think it's Twitter's fault. It's more likely that I haven't blogged lately because now that school is back in session, my life is insanely busy, and most days I'm just lucky to keep my head above the water. But Twitter...

I've been on Twitter for well over a year now, and over this past year, my frequency of blogging has decreased. I like Twitter. I tweet regularly, follow some great people on Twitter, but the problem is that now, instead of having more developed thoughts, I tend to think most of my thoughts in 140 characters or less-- abbreviated thoughts about my life. I think thoughts in the form of, "How would I tweet that?" It's ridiculous. I know.

Don't judge me. I'm not knocking twitter. Twitter has helped me be more direct in my language. And I enjoy keeping up with my friends on Twitter. Surprisingly, Twitter does not necessarily make for superficial relationships and connections like you might think, though of course that DOES happen. Just not necessarily. For example, I now know things about my friends that I didn't previously know. I know what their day-to-day life is like. And when I see them in real life, I have great conversation starters. In a weird way, Twitter has, in SOME instances, helped foster deeper relationships with some friends than I had otherwise.

So I'm not knocking Twitter. But I'm also not telling you to join. Do what ya want.

But I am admitting that I've completely neglected my blog. I miss my blog. I want to return to it. And hopefully some day soon, I will. I'm starting a list of possible blog topics. I'm taking some GREAT classes this semester, that have given me LOTS of ideas!

Stay tuned. Thanks for tuning in in the first place. I'll leave you with this picture of Eisley in her lifejacket. We took her out on Billy's kayak recently and had so much fun! She looks so grown up now.