Saturday, March 21, 2009

What Am I Missing?

Okay, I am either getting old or just getting out of touch. I just can't seem to do the whole Twitter thing. It seems like everyone I run across has a Twitter account or is telling me that I just have to get on. I tried it when I was covering the PGA Merchandise Show for Golf WRX in January. I managed about 15 or so tweets. I really did try. Still, I don't have an account of my own.

Every sport is managing to get on Twitter. The WPS is on and even have players tweeting from the field. The WNBA is on Twitter as well. It isn't limited to women's sports either. Many sports figures, men and women, have their own twitter account and send tweets from whatever event they are playing in or watching. Sports bloggers tweet and so do big-name sports journalists.

At any rate, I am starting to feel old. I thought that keeping up with everyone on Facebook, Google Reader, or through email was enough. I don't know if I can ever get into the whole 140 character limit thing. I do write a short post every now and then (like today). I'm even a big fan of making a point in a succinct manner. I just can't do it.

What am I missing? Do you Twitter?


jan said...

Thank heavens there is someone else. I'm thinking of starting a Hate Twitter Social group. The same people who talked me into Facebook and now trying to twitter me nuts.

Apryl DeLancey said...

I'll be your VP of the group!

Heather said...

I felt exactly the same way, but finally caved to the pressure. I am by no means a Twitter expert, but I see it's value. I've actually made some good contacts through Twitter that I wouldn't have made otherwise. The problem is now I'm not on Facebook as much. There's only so much time during the day. I sure hope another medium doesn't pop up!

BTW finally got you up on my blog roll. Don't know how it was missed in the first place. Sorry! Keep up the great work.

Apryl DeLancey said...

You're right Heather, I do see the value in making connections. I'm just having a hard time getting off of the FB thing and who knows when the next big thing will come out!

Thanks for the link love also! I have you in my reader and love your stuff. I will put you in my link list too as it is long overdue!

Lindsay said...

I don't like Twitter or Facebook. I don't know why I have either account other than to get ahold of people when I need to.

OK, I realize there is a huge marketing benefit to Twitter, I just can't seem to motivate myself to get the hang of it.

Apryl DeLancey said...

I'm with you there!