I’m on Twitter now but I confess (shhh … don’t tell anyone), I don’t really like it. (This is, I know, a bit like the Ayatollah Khomeini criticizing western science on television, using a microphone.)
But I find that the conversations on it are out of sync, like a badly dubbed movie. And I keep seeing comments from people I’m not following and don’t know that I’m not all that interested in (no idea where those come from or how they end up in my feed).
This could be my adjustment to a new media, but I’m one of those people who think that technology should work easily, and if I’m struggling with it, it ain’t me, it’s them.
The idea of having ‘followers’ in itself, or following people who don’t know me is decidedly odd, and I’m not sure how comfortable I am with it.
Apropos of its name, Twitter is busy and noisy. But I don’t doubt it’s addictive. And since I have a lot of other stuff I really need to do, I’m not sure how long I’ll be there. Just letting y’all know.
In good news, my earlier guest blogger, Alice Loweecey, has informed us (needless to say, and despite earlier kvetching, I found this out on Twitter) that her book, Force of Habit is already available at Barnes and Noble. How cool is that? This was the lady who exceeded my record of 150 rejections and found an agent and publisher after 185. Persistence does pay off!
And finally, I’m having some WordPress glitches. The content portion of my WordPress blog, ‘add new post,’ isn’t showing any characters when I type so I can’t actually see what I’m typing. How very Jonathan Franzen-like! (He apparently types blind-folded.)
Being significantly less talented than that, I think I’ll stop now and hope that the problem is corrected since switching between ‘save draft’ and ‘preview draft’ in order to see what I’ve written is about as frustrating as well … Twitter.
Update. Problem fixed. Apparently I had to ‘clean out my caches’ and delete my browsing history, passwords, etc. which meant trying to remember afterwards all the different passwords I have for Facebook, this blog, Twitter, etc.
Damn hackers — it would be so much easier to use my dog’s name than something like &^%*&F! — which was certainly how I felt by the end of it.