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Jan. 5th, 2009 | 09:30 am

Almost a year ago I made the post "Twitter..." about my often asked question of the time about whether I should be writing an LJ blog post or just tweeting a thought.

As total number of posts go, Twitter won last year hands down. I comment about my life daily on it.

Want to know what I do with Drizzle day to day? Read twitter.

Want to know about the things which give me a chuckle most days? Read Twitter.

Twitter forces me to boil my thoughts down into simple statements. Fewer characters mean I waste less time getting to the point (talk about rethinking what you learned in college about trying to fill paragraphs in order to write longer papers!).

Unlike my blog which is filled with random photos and lengthy posts on technology, Twitter is more a dump of my mind (though far from all of it). I've not bought into the "you must stick to one topic and create a feed which has the characteristics..." Twitter style guidelines.

It sounds terribly dull.

Dull does nothing for me.

Nor does Saturday Night Live for that matter (but Jon Stewart? Well...)

So I will give absolutely zero promises about blogging more this year. What I will do is make Twitter a bit more ubiquitous in my life so that I can drop more thoughts.

And if this had been a twitter post?

"More Twitter, Less LJ, more thoughts this year."

I would even have the room to add in a URL to the tweet for this post :)

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David

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from: dblume
date: Jan. 6th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
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I wasn't happy when Twitter cut off their unauthenticated friends feed. I use this curl workaround, but note that this yahoo pipes workaround also works.

How are you informed of others' tweets?

I still worry that twitter is more bad than good, though.

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