To practically everyone I know, that sentence is probably tantamount to:
“I’ve been thinking about getting an email address.”
In other words they take 5 seconds to create, they’re free, and everyone has one. WTF!?
The one thing that’s been holding me back is a fear that it will slowly kill my blog. And I really really want to keep my blog alive!
The second hardest part is choosing a username. More than any other service, a Twitter username is the primary way to convey a sense of identity and personality. It’s the equivalent of your face in real life. That puts a lot of pressure on choosing a good one.
Yeah, I could go with justinsomnia or justincwatt, but I really don’t want to conflate my blogging or email/real life personas with Twitter. Sadly my first choice, jwatt is taken and unused!
It occurred to me randomly that an onomatopoeic curse word would be a REALLY FUNNY username. Imagine if your name was “argh” or “sheesh”. People would always be addressing you as if you were really annoying them:
Argh, why don’t you just make kale pesto for dinner?
or in twitterese:
@sheesh, haven’t you finished your holiday shopping yet?
Dunno, I guess I’ll just have to keep waiting for the perfect Twitter username to hit me.