I have done the unthinkable. I have signed up with Twitter.
So far, I am following the only two people I know. I am trying to remember who all has mentioned they're on Twitter. Every name I've inputted (but the two I'm following) does not exist in their database.
I don't know if I'll like Twitter. And more importantly, I don't know if I'm in over my head, but I'll give it a shot.
If you're on Twitter and would like to follow me, I can promise you two things:
• I have no idea what I'm doing.
• It'll probably be funny watching my brain explode in real time.
I was going to join Facebook, but I read their terms of service and it said this:
By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. You may remove your User Content from the Site at any time. If you choose to remove your User Content, the license granted above will automatically expire, however you acknowledge that the Company may retain archived copies of your User Content. Facebook does not assert any ownership over your User Content; rather, as between us and you, subject to the rights granted to us in these Terms, you retain full ownership of all of your User Content and any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights associated with your User Content.
They say they don't own your property, but it also says they can use, copy, etc even after you remove the content from their site. To me, that sounds like they still want to lay hands on it.
I think I'll pass for now. I want to join Facebook, but I don't want them playing footsies with my stuff.
Does anyone have any advice? Am I worrying about Facebook's ToS needlessly?
A second blog?
I am seriously considering spinning off my frugal blog posts into its own blog. The idea is still in the percolating stages, but I think there might be some substance to it. Right now it's a matter of: do I have enough time to devote to a second regular blog?
The audience for the frugal living blog is limited in this location. I can probably get a lot more readers if I place it with other blogs of its ilk.
I'd like to focus on money saving tips and country living stories. We'll see. It has a lot of potential and the idea is attractive to me.