We'll Give It Another Shot

I tried Twitter very briefly for a couple days back in May.  It was of virtually absolutely no use to me.  Part of it was, “why the hell would I blog fewer than 140 characters?” and another part was, “If I spend all my time telling people what I’m doing, I won’t get anything done,” and still another part was, “I don’t have all these text messages to burn…”

There are a few changes that have occurred since that caused me to reconsider.  Here in the present, I have a lot more texts at my disposal per month; I’ve switched to a more text-happy plan and can afford to “waste” them on dumb stuff like twitter.  Second, I found a nice Twitter plugin for WordPress, so I don’t have to tell anyone, “hey, go to this other page to find more updates from me,” instead they will all just be aggregated here and posted on a daily basis.  Finally, as I prepare for my annual trek to the Northwoods for the hunt, it dawned on me that I can relay texts from my phone much faster than taking the time to dial up to the web @ Mom and Dad’s, wait for my page to load, write a post, etc., etc…. I think you get it.

Anyway, be on the lookout for the ‘tweets,’ at least while I’m in E.R., and if I suddenly find Twitter to be worthwhile, then hey– I guess I’ll need to upgrade my messaging plan again.

5 thoughts on “We'll Give It Another Shot”

  1. Who do your folks have as an ISP? The Knitt household has been rockin’ on the DSL for quite some time now. You would think if little ol’ St. Germain had high speed, then the sprawling metropolis of Eagle River would certainly have something available. Of course, the end of Shangrila Road isn’t necessarily “in town”.

  2. Yeah, you nailed it there– living right off the major thoroughfare versus “in the middle of the woods” is the big diff, I think. My ma could correct me if I’m wrong, but I think the phone company keeps talking about how they’re going to upgrade the lines at some point, but it just never happens. There was rumor of a high-speed wireless option from NewNorth Net once, but that was a no-go, too.

  3. We have the same problem in Minocqua, so whenever I want to blog, check email etc.. I go to the Comfort Inn at the corner of Highway 70 and 51, park my car under the big sign that says “Free Wireless”, and I’m good to go. 🙂

  4. Hey, Joe! nnex, for right now. Going to get dial-up for “free” in a couple of days. Isn’t that a bargain? Yes, you would think we would have it seeing as folks living on Twin Lake have dsl from the phone co. They jusy don’t understand how they are stressing me!

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