Of course, like I've said before, it's not really a substitute for actual content, but for now, it's all I've got.
So, anyway, while I haven't been blogging, I have still wasted an inordinate amount of time following Roger Ebert, of all people. Several months ago, for some reason, I wanted to find out how he was doing, and I found out he has this really cool blog. (Cool to me, because he wrote about all kinds of other stuff besides movies, and hey, this guy can write!)
Then, before the Oscars, he was in the news a bit, and on Oprah, because he's still a big-time film critic and, you know: movies>film critic>Oscar buzz, all that junk. He was kind of in the spotlight himself, and I just sort of got captivated by this guy who is now disfigured and mute, but he still has so much to say....
I subscribed to his twitter feed (no, I don't do Twitter, but sometimes I'll read other people's tweets) and Roger Ebert tweets about 40 times a day!! Sometimes they're responses to other people, sometimes they're ReTweets, and some of course are his original tweets, but holy crap it's a lot to sift through, and of course many of them come with links to other stuff that I end up clicking on and wasting even more time. And this is just the by-product of one person's online presence. Can you imagine multiplying this by other people's blogs and Tweets? Because I'm sure that lots of people are following more than one prolific writer.
The bottom line is I decided to unsubscribe to Ebert's Twitter, because it was becoming too much, and while some of it was interesting, I didn't care about the rest of it, and I didn't really need any of it. Sorry, Roger.