A couple fun things have happened in Internet-land recently:
I took the plunge and joined Twitter. I’ve been seeing so many of you mention it on your blogs, and everyone describes it as addictive. I admit that at first, I thought the whole thing was kind of silly.
But, after a full day of Twittering, I see that it’s not. In fact, it’s pretty amazing.
If you’re still skeptical, let me offer my two cents. It’s true that many of the updates people post on Twitter are kind of . . . well . . . mundane, but there’s a particular sort of comfort to knowing some of the daily details of people you like.
For instance, yesterday I loved knowing that Rachel was working at Stitch Lab, and Tsoniki was looking for a new haircut, and Candie was hammering metal. It’s a funny little current of keeping in touch, and it happens in tiny, 140-character bites.
Plus, Twittering your daily activities is really addictive. Takes waaaaaaay less effort than a blog post, and you can share stuff that’s outside the realm of your blog. I’m hooked like a trout, baby.
So – I’ve found a lot of you on Twitter already, but if you’re a member (or want to join), come find me, and we’ll tell each other what we’re up to. Or, you can just look to the green widget in my left sidebar there.
The other cool internet thing is Alltop, which is a new sort of feed reader/online magazine hybrid. It collects feeds from prominent websites and groups them into category pages.
The Crafts category page is pretty awesome, and I’m thrilled that CraftyPod was included there, among some extremely august company. Gosh!
You can see a full list of Alltop categories over here. Check it out!