I’ve tried. Honestly, over the past few years, I’ve tried. I’ve opened two twitter accounts. I simply don’t get it. I feel really stupid, actually, because I really, really don’t get it. I don’t get how to read it. I don’t get how it’s fun. I don’t get anything.
Regardless of that, I was going to suffer through twitter for a year, as part of my 2011 goal to document something I’m happy about every day. I posted something on January 1st. Then I attempted to add the twitter feed to my blog sidebar. And couldn’t do it. After about five attempts, I gave up. I don’t know if it’s a twitter thing, a wordpress thing, or user error, but regardless, the only reason I was doing twitter was to feed it onto my blog. So I gave up.
I thought about doing it via a daily post (which would have qualified me for the wordpress post-a-day challenge), but there’s no guarantee I’ll be able to post every day, and besides, that’s a lot of needless, boring posts, IMO.
So I was going to go with a 2011 Happiness Page on the blog, but that would be a really long page.
Instead, I’m going to do a post a week, and put it into the “2011 Happiness Project” category. That means I have to be more diligent about remembering and/or writing it down each day, even if I can’t access a computer. It’s not nearly as simple as a twitter feed would have been.
But I hate twitter.