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Uncommunicative Tweets

My friends are occasionally perplexed  by my tweets. In response to one recent tweet, my friend Dan responded:

@RyanMcE You need to add more words if you intend your tweets to be communicative.

And he is absolutely correct. In this case, there is nothing private about the tweet in question (“Dubious indeed”). The story was that my friend Maria and I pulled an April Fools prank on Facebook by becoming engaged. Enough people fell for it that it was fun, but one of my friends called the timing of the announcement “dubious,” since it did come of the first of April. The tweet was in reference to this comment; probably only those who happen to follow me on Facebook would have had any idea what I was talking about.

So, if there is a tweet you don’t understand, know this: not all my tweets are meant to be communicative to all audiences.  Just like with some of my blog posts, some of my tweets are really just markers in time for my future reference. I wrote about something like this before, in a  post called Why I Blog, and before twitter, I would occasionally post a one-liner to this blog. Now those one-liners have simply migrated to Twitter.

Blogging is Hard

I decided to write a blog post this evening, and I have discovered that it is hard.

I have five or so unfinished drafts. Some of them have really good titles:

  • Time Horizon
  • Tags
  • Is Antitrust Regulation Harmful to Consumers?
  • (no title), but the content seems to be a fairly well thought-out post about the “black swan effect”

Maybe I should try finishing these articles.

The Trend

The Trend is Clear

As I have become more involved with Facebook and Twitter, the number of idea that actually mature enough for me to blog about them go down. Also, I’m not taking enough time to review my thoughts and write about them.

My first resolution of 2010: I resolve to do blog more. I need that time to reflect reflect on my life. Status updates are not sufficient.