So I have had a twitter account for a while. I have never tweeted anything, and I can’t say that I follow anyone either. I have a personal account that I only used to follow @bonnaroo and I have my math account, but neither of which have been tweeted from.
Today I ended the silence streak and tweeted twice! My first tweet was the mini-mission to introduce myself. That sure was hard to do in 140 characters or less! My second tweet hit 3 mini-missions at once (I’m just that good). I tweeted student work, referenced a blog post https://learnsummath.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/math-happenings/ and it was exactly 140 characters.
I think I had never tweeted before because it is out of my comfort zone. I’m not uncomfortable with the technology, I actually love technology, but more so the publicity of it all. I know that sounds silly because I am writing a blog, but I feel like the blog is a little less in your face. I feel like you post things on the blog and if people read it, the read it. The blog for me is more of a reflection on myself, or a venting session for myself, than something I do for others. With twitter I feel like that is something I do to get attention from others. I feel like I am tweeting to talk about myself and get some sort of response from others and I think there is a very thin line between doing this appropriately and doing this annoyingly (kind of like posting status updates on facebook that nobody cares about and are really just annoying.
I am rambling now, so I am just going to stop right here. Maybe these missions from http://exploremtbos.wordpress.com/ will help change my mind about twitter though. We shall see!