I’ve been toying with the idea of trying out Twitter for a while and today I finally signed up. I don’t know the lingo yet, so I don’t know if it makes me a Twit, a Twitterer or a Tweeter.
My plan was to sign up, dip my toe in the water, check it out, lay low, figure out how things work, etc. before I publicized my presence. But Dr Debs saw that I had put her on follow and with one simple tweet she blew my cover. The cat is out of the bag. I tried to dip my toe in the water and Dr Debs pushed me in head first. It’s probably for the best to just go at it full throttle anyway. Hmmm, Dr Debs called me out on Twitter, maybe one day I’ll make it into her blogroll [wink, nudge].
Anyway… if you care to read my random, inane and irrelevant thoughts throughout the day you can follow me on Twitter. Thank you to all of those who already put me on follow. It’s a great welcome to Twitterville.
I was resistant to Twitter for a long time and poo pood it anytime someone suggested it, but after my first day I kind of like it. I quickly felt more connected to other wine bloggers as I followed their comments throughout the day. To be honest, I’m still trying to figure out how to fit in with the online wine community.
As I was flipping channels last night I stumbled across a program on MTV about people who are introverted in real life, but extroverted online. I generally don’t find anything of interest on MTV anymore, but this program was interesting. I was particularly intrigued by one woman who is a “rock star” in Second Life. She writes music and performs it online but she is petrified by the idea of performing in front of people in a real life setting. I think it’s great that the online world can create a “safe place” for those who are otherwise introverted to come out of their shells.
The show got me thinking a lot about online communities and my online persona. I tend to be somewhat introverted in both real life and online (although I’m not a total hermit in either place). I don’t generally socialize a lot in either real life or online. And I’m not really one to create an alternate identity online. When I first started this blog I did it rather anonymously but that didn’t really work for me. I guess being honest and independent is just part of my persona.
I know that I should be more social in all aspects of life, real world and online. This is one way to help facilitate that. So, send me a Tweet sometime.