I got on twitter last week.
It's like when Marge Simpson finally tries out the internet, and Lisa tells her: "I'm proud of you, Mom! You're like Christopher Columbus! You discovered something millions of people knew about before you."
I'm sure I'll get the hang of it, but right now I feel confused and inadequate.
I prefer the long slow trill of a cricket's chirp, or what my friends might describe as a constant droning buzz of a bee. I think of blogging as a short format, and of course twitter reduces it to minuscule.
I think most difficult is being a newbie all over again. I don't like to feel clueless. As the youngest of three kids I always felt a little lost, a little out of the loop, and like I was the only one who didn't get it.
Now I see that wasn't always the case, but being immersed in something new puts me right back into that feeling: lip-biting, hesitant, and muddled in the brain.
Do you tweet? What twitter tips can you share? What do you like ina tweet? Is it simply a way to connect with your mates in real time, or do you have a bigger twitter goal?