Now that I've given up online social networks altogether, you must agree that I've been writing longer posts here, and more frequently, too. So far, my experiment is holding up. I hope to be back to my old pace pretty soon.
Many a time in the past few days, I've had the urge to Plurk or Tweet whenever something I felt significant happened. I've fought the urge to do so, beat it down over the head until it went away. Yes, it would be nice if I let my small circle of friends -- friends, you hear? not followers -- know what I was up to at that moment, but...do they really need to? I'm sure they'd appreciate a word now and then, but...no.
If it's not important, it's not worth a status update. If it's important, then some time for reflection is needed before the thought is let loose upon the world.
Time like these, I feel that Mother Mary is well worth emulating: "...and she kept all these things in her heart." (Luke 2:19)