A little dabble here and a little dabble there. I've heard all the fuss about Tweeting and wondered what it was besides Ashton Kuchter's ego trip to see how many followers he could get. I discounted Twitter because what in the world would Ashton Kuchter have to say that would interest me? Absolutely nothing, that's what.
So I'm bouncing along everyday, thinking I'm pretty cool, connected to all the latest social media like Facebook, Blogger, e-mails and what not. Hey, reality bytes again! Turns out I wasn't quite as cool as I thought I was. I guess in deep down in my very core I know I will always be that kid who was chosen last when my gym class picked out team members. BTW, wasn't that the WORST thing in high school besides getting nekkid in the showers? More on that EXPERIENCE in a future blog but as I was saying......
Here I think I'm about the coolest 71 year old "techie" around these parts in Retirement Village, Delaware and I've been missing Twitter. Turns out I was just fooling myself....again.
You all know me, I'm the guy who used to write all those "Letters to the Editor" of the hometown newspaper. I even wrote a few to national magazines. Funny thing, almost all my letters were published too. And yet here I stagnate in anonymity.
|Bill O'Reilly of Fox News "Fair and Balanced" (sure)|
Then came a time when I had to sell our house in Pennsylvania and move to our new house in Delaware. I could no longer afford to live in Pennsylvania (taxes) and besides, I always wanted to live "near the water". That drama unfolded in January of 2006. Built the house in Delaware (with a monster mortgage) and TRIED to sell the house in PA with an equity loan to pay the down payment on the Delaware house. Well, that nightmare lasted until November of 2006 when I finally sold the PA house.
So for the past six years I've been settling in my new "near the water" digs which is actually two miles from "the water" - couldn't afford anything closer and didn't want to anyway - too many nor'easters and hurricanes skirting up our Delaware coast.
|Rehoboth Beach, Delaware|
So I'm still hearing a LOT about "Tweet this" and "Tweet that". Time to check the Tweet again. Guess what? Just what I've been looking for! I can now zip out my opinions in real time on "The Internets". I can also see real time what others are saying and thinking, especially watching a show or event on TV like the recent presidential debates.
Folks, I jumped in with both feet last week and I'm loving it! I'm Tweeting up a storm. Of course I am very aware that some will think "who the f--k is this?" "Who cares?" Doesn't matter folks. I have to get IT out of me when I think it. That's just the way I am. That's my style. I'm also not as lonely and that is probably one of the main reasons people Tweet. I HAVE to stay connected. I HAVE to matter.
It's a big world out there folks. We may be but a little grain of sand on the beach along with all the other little grains of sand but I think deep within us each on of us would like to know that we matter. I know I do and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
|Earth- the beautiful "blue marble" we live on|
Have a great day!