Thursday, March 04, 2010

The Difficulty with Twitter

     Here is my deal, Company.  If I am going to be part of any sort of fad, there are only two ways that I am willing to do it.  1.) I have to be out in front.  Not way out in front, but in front by a little.  Like, I need to make it happen before I know two other people who have or 2.) I have to be way behind and wait until it has stopped being wildly popular and is just everyday then I will step on quietly.  That's how it goes, and there isn't any in-between as far as I am concerned.  So when I walked by the Twitter pond, I stopped, turned to my left, and lept blindly into the water clothes on and the whole nine yards.
     And Twitter is great, Twitter is cool, Twitter is all the rage.  I signed us up because it was supposed to be a great way to spread the word about Big Dave and Company, and it was supposed to allow me, via my cell phone, to make like mini-posts which could develop into full blown posts later on.  Then, later on, I decided in my brain that it would be a good idea to post an update every day on Twitter (at bigdaveandco) so all our many Twitter followers could see what was going on.
     Ummm..yeah.  That doesn't happen.  First of all, Twitter is considered "social networking" so a program called Baracuda make it inaccessable to me at work.  Fine, that is alright.  I probably shouldn't be "tweeting" from my desk anyway.  I can live with that.  I could still tweet from the Big Dave and Company Memorial Cell Phone of Justice, if I got bars down in the bottom of the building where I work when not at the Worldwide Headquarters.  So what's the problem?
     Twitter doesn't let one schedule tweets.  That, to me, is the problem.  I don't know if you ever knew that most Big Dave and Company posts are written ahead of time, then set to post on a certain day.  Not all, but most.  That is a really nice and convenient feature, because it allows new posts to come even while I am, say, lying on the beach in Sint Maarten.  It also allows me to, for instance, jack a sweet post that an Unpaid Intern wrote where I repost it for a later time with my name on it.  Whatever.  But Twitter doesn't allow that, so I can't schedule a tweet at the same time I schedule a post, so then when the next day or several days later or whatever when the post goes on line, I am not paying attention and forget to tweet about it.  It's bad.  It's real bad.
      So here is the deal, Company.  I am not going to give up on Twitter, even though that would be by far the easiest thing to do.  Nope, I am going to re-dedicate myself to it.  And I hope you do. If you like what we are doing you can follow along on Twitter.  We are under bigdaveandco and we are simply excited to have you along.  I am going to make a concerted effort to post something every day, and to actually record my thoughts as I go along.  I think it will be neat.

1 comment:

BradPerala said...

I love Twitter for that fact! I can just post whatever I'm thinking about, whenever I want. I try to remain positive when doing so, because no one wants to follow a Debbie Downer. People need a little bit of entertainment during their day, so I try to provide that, via Twitter. (i also keep in touch better with the long and lost, which is nice)