Well, I'm back from the BlogHer conference, and because I did the LobbyCon thing, (ie. was too late to get a full ticket therefore paid $100 to sit in a lobby bar with "125 others" - 7 at the most - and see the speeches streamed onto big screens) I probably didn't have quite the same experience as the first class attendees. In short, I was very disappointed and am still baffled as to where my $100 actually went. We weren't even given lunch for Pete's sake. Anyway, I am e-mailing the BlogHer ladies and that isn't the main thrust of this post.
What did I learn? As some have already asked - what could you possibly cover at a bloggers' conference? Well, since I wasn't allowed into the main room and couldn't attend any of the mini panel discussions, I actually came away with very little, other than -
I am the only person in the world not Twittering.
Seriously, everyone there looked like they were texting continuously, but on closer inspection, it appears they were all posting things on to Twitter. Granted, some of them were reporting back to groups and Nings and things, but a lot of them were just Twittering - and the funny thing is that the twitters were going to people who were probably at the conference and already knew everything about it.
Without wishing to sound like yer old granny who wouldn't use a phone because it was "new fangled", what IS the point of Twitter? I mean, who on earth wants to hear what I'm doing at hourly intervals throughout the day? My tweets (as I believe they're called. I think mine would probably be closer to being twits) would go something like
7.30am - Ugh, can't believe it's morning already.
8.30am - If the kids were in school I would be on my own by now
9.30an - I hate clearing breakfast dishes
10.30am - Bugger - I forgot about their dental appointment.
11.30am - is it too early to make lunch to kill the monotony?
122.30 - Now what?
And so on.
I should really at least read up on it, but I think I'm spreading myself a bit too think, blogwise, already. So people. Who Twitters? Why? And would you advise for or against it?