[In case you haven’t figured this out already:] Besides my blog and my e-mail account, the other main tool I use to communicate with the online world is Twitter [I don’t really use Facebook anymore, but that’s a story for another day].
The general M.O. these days is, I use gapingvoid for publishing my cartoons and my more permanent, “archival” written stuff. Twitter I use for the ephemeral, day-to-day stuff. Like the restaurants I’m eating in, the people I’m hanging out with, the bars I’m drinking in, or the blog articles I’m reading at the moment. And I’d much rather get a Twitter message from you than an e-mail, and I’d much rather send you a message on Twitter than send you an e-mail.
Yesterday, I joked on Twitter, “Note to World: If you’re not on Twitter, I don’t want to make friends with you.” Like all humor, there is some truth to it. I find people who use Twitter much easier to communicate with, than with people who don’t. As a result, Twitter has become the main engine I use these days for cultivating my social network. I’m not saying it’s the best thing out there, I’m not saying it’s the only thing out there, I’m just saying that it’s currently working rather well for me.
[In Conclusion:] Twitter is now the best way of [a] keeping up with what I’m doing on a day-to-day basis and [b] getting my attention. So I hope you’ll follow me on Twitter, and start using it yourself as well, if you’re not doing so already. Thanks.
[PS. If you wish to borrow that wee “birdie” icon for your own Twitter needs or whatever, go right ahead. Rock on.]