Monday, January 12, 2009

So Here's An Idea

I've said before that I need to post when the idea hits me or at least reasonably soon afterwards before I forget.

I used to keep a little notebook in my pocket to write ideas down in when they came to me, but back then I was a little prolific with my writing anyway. It struck me yesterday however when I was looking at the Lapwing on the playing field that I really ought to make a note of it, and having only my mobile phone with me sent a twitter. I know that sending a twitter will also (eventually) create a post here, but in twitter's 140 characters that isn't really much to say what I really thought, so hence my idea.

If I twitter something when the idea strikes, I could always come back at a later date, when I have more time and use that to prompt me into writing a post?

Well the whole lapwing sighting was (for me) quite exciting, mostly because I've never seen one on that field before. They're normally reserved for fields or shoreline and not sports pitches in the middle of suburbia. Evidently not. Which reminds me that I've been quite fortunate in the birds that I've seen within yards of my home just recently. Add to the lapwing, buzzard, and grey wagtail (in our back garden) in just the last week, and that's on top of all the extra activity in the garden because it's been so cold it's been quite a week.


Anonymous said...

I love the idea of twittering to remind yourself of a post later on. I've a notebook I jot down things on, but then end up with the most disparate posts, as none of these thoughts ever amount to more than a paragraph. Boo.

Z said...

We get fields of lapwings here. We're about 15 miles from the sea. It's always a thrill to see them.