I swear I'll do things different but can't promise to be strong.

21-FEB-2011 15:25
I am giving up the haiku thing.  By that, I mean that I post to Twitter [and, consequently, Facebook] only in haiku.  I'm not doing that anymore.  I guess Chuck Wendig's responsible for this camel's back.

I'm not saying that I will never do it again; it's just that I will no longer force myself to.  I went back through some of my old tweets and tried to decipher what I meant.  In some cases, I couldn't, as I'd mangled my thoughts to fit the structure.

On rare occasions I want to reply to people [there exists a rarer subset of these where I feel I have something substantial to say] I wring my hands trying to come up with an abridged [or artificially lengthened] form.  Typically I just junk my response and let it slide by.  I'd rather not keep doing that, as there are some people with whom this is the only line of communication I have.

The reason I started doing it in the first place was twofold.  One, I wanted to limit my posting to things more meaningful than, say, the current state of my bowelsThis clearly did not work.  [If you clicked on that and were disappointed that it was not, in fact, about going to the bathroom, there's something wrong with you.  But here you go.]  Two, I wanted to be a beautiful and unique snowflake.  Also a failure.

Can't say that all my tweets/statuses from now on will be deep or meaningful.  Can't even say I'll be trying to make them thus.  But they should be more frequent, and unconstrained by syllable count.