Itâs been a few weeks since Iâve posted anything here. Over the past few weeks, Iâve spent a lot of time running and playing with Twitter.
Twitter has grown so fast itâs incredible. It seems like every day more and more celebrities and politicos are joining. Of course, the celebrities immediately have loads and loads of followers almost immediately. Other people follow loads of other people in hopes that they will reciprocate and give them a high number.
The avalanche of Twitter use really hit me when Kevin Pollack posted a few days ago âAfter 19 days of Twittering . . . â but it seemed like he was one of the early adopters and was one of the top 10 Twitterers (with the most followers) when I subscribed to his feed. Iâve been following Newt Gingrich, Jonathan Ross, and Scott Hanselman among other people. They post several times throughout the day. But having only done it for a few weeks, I think itâs something that will lose itâs novelty soon enough. A year from now, weâll be saying âRemember when we were all into Twitter?â and laugh and laugh at how silly we were to latch on to that fad.
Iâve been Tweeting once or twice a day. Usually to say how far Iâve run or what I had for lunch. Nothing major. If I have an idea about something, I can keep it to myself or write it. It makes no difference, reallyâitâs easy enough to do both. If anyone is interested in what Iâm doing, they can follow itâbut if it evaporates into the ether without anyone noticing but me, I see no problem with that.
I still donât talk about Tweeting when with my friends or colleaguesâthey are too cynical and it exposes more of my nerd-dom. They may latch on in a few months or a year (like they did with Facebook). There are still people I donât tell about the blog, because they see it as superfluous anyway.
The other activity that has been taking a lot of time recently is running. In two weeks, Iâm running the Reading Half Marathon. The last half marathon I ran was the Kole Kole Pass Half Marathon in Hawaii back in 1993. I was 21. Iâve run ever since then, but never with the regularity to run 13 miles. My practice runs take place in the very early morningsâthe longest so far is 10 miles. Itâs odd to run 10 miles before 6am. The run is long forgotten by lunch time. At that time, itâs dark and quiet and cold. Strangely, morning running suits me as it rarely has another activity (like a meeting at work or a situation at home) to delay it.
The Half Marathon is on the 29th. Baseball season starts a week later. Perfect timing. My early morning runs will be replaced with watching Padres night games in the early morning hours here.
Oh, and I recently bought Guitar Hero for the Wii. Fantastic game. I have a habit of buying video games thinking I immerse myself into them, but never do. This game is different. The big plastic guitar is fun to use and itâs an easy game to pick up, play for twenty minutes, and then move on to other things.
Thatâs it. Thatâs what Iâve been up to.