For the longest time, I was utterly adverse to the idea of Twitter. The concept of "micro-blogging" every aspect of my life - this coffee is too hot, my belt doesn't match my shoes, this line is soooo long - made me gag a little. Even when I began blogging here a couple of years ago, there was a bit of self-loathing at the thought that I had become a "blogger", with all the negative connotations of self-absorption and narcissism that came along with it. The thought of using Twitter just magnified those feelings tenfold.
But I've been "tweeting" now since just before Halloween, and I see the appeal. A lot of little things come to mind that, for one reason or another, I feel like sharing, but consider the ideas too trivial or off-topic to post on any of my blogs. I guess I'm one of those people who feels that writing a blog entry isn't just about throwing out a couple of sentences (as evidenced by the prattle above), but writing a coherent essay of sorts on the topic at hand.
With Twitter, however, if you've got an idea or comment you want to share (and can fit it into 140 characters or less), it only takes a moment and out it goes. There is of course the danger of over-sharing, and I dread the day I've got a phone smart enough to make tweeting on the go an easy proposition (my phone can do it, but it's not a simple matter). But for now, a handful of thoughts a day can be passed along to interested parties, to be ignored or read at their discretion.
So, if you want to be one of those interested parties, you can now follow me on Twitter. A word of warning; I don't really talk about gaming, but mostly books, movies, liquor, food, guns, writing, television - these days it seems like anything BUT gaming. I'm sure it'll come up, but I often find more interest in talking about those things tangential to gaming rather than the hobby itself.
Anyhow, you've been forewarned...