I should be ashamed
Back in May, I wrote something explaining why I'm not on Twitter. And I was honest in that my days cover the same routine. How could that possibly be interesting?
As most of you know, I began writing for the Examiner back in April. I started posting brief links to the Examiner pieces on Facebook. I thought the whole thing pointless because most of the people I know on Facebook are regulars here on CycleDog, and for the most part, they have their own blogs. I wasn't using Facebook to accumulate more friends.
Something strange happened. When I posted a link to an Examiner piece, page views over there spiked. And the numbers were greater than the number of people in my contact list. I don't know why that happened, but I'll take it. If someone has an explanation, I'd be happy to hear it. If Facebook helps reach more people with the bicycling education message, it's a very good thing.
So that brings us back to the whole idea of using Twitter in a similar vein. Yes, that means I've set up a CycleDog account on Twitter, too. Now I have to figure out how to use it.
When I broached this idea to my best friend, Dr. Wally, he called me an idiot. Actually, he said, "Twitter away ya twit!" Sure, I'm way behind the curve as far as technology is concerned, but Wally hasn't given up Morse code for a cellphone yet.