I have heard from many of my readers (both of you, in fact) that it is excruciatingly painful for you when I go a few weeks without posting one of my bitingly insightful pieces, laced with sarcasm, witticisms, and the occasional rant. For this, you have my humble apologies. But, I have this little problem that I have not figured out how to (in venture capital speak) monetize my blog writing. In fact, to date, my total earnings from the blog are, let’s see, hold on, carry the one – OK, zero. So, sadly, I have to devote most of my time to the stuff that pays the bills. And driving kids to basketball practice.
The good news is I may have a compromise for you. Starting in 2012, I’m going to Tweet. For those of you over the age of 18 (which is pretty much all of you other than my daughter), that means I have an account on Twitter and will be sending out pithy little messages in 140 character bite sizes. Given my tendency to verbosity, this character limit seems daunting to say the least, but we’ll see what happens. Let’s consider it an experiment.
So, here’s what you have to do if you can’t make it through the day without hearing from me. If you don’t already have a Twitter account, go to the Twitter website and set one up. Then, search for me – my Twitter handle (oh, that was so 70’s CB radio) is bcrobertson4 – and sign up to “follow” me. Once you’ve opted to follow me, you can even opt to have my Tweets sent directly to your mobile phone by text message. That way, you won’t even have to wait until you’re back to your computer to see what’s on my mind.
Let me know what you think. Better yet, don’t.