I know, I know..

Sometimes I think Twitter steals energy away from blogging. I just did my 1000th tweet a few days ago. I’ll try to write something soon, but it’s been busy for the last few days. At least my cat Emmy has helped me catch up on my newspaper reading:

Emmy reads the sport section

53 Responses to I know, I know.. (Leave a comment)

  1. Ha – how funny – just like my cats.
    Everytime they are on my desktop – catch my mouse – read my newspaper – eat my food ;)

  2. Matt, this cat obsession has to stop lol Hmmm Twitter,,,not sure id go with energy loss I’d say more of an impulsive medium

  3. Great way to delegate your work. How does the cat report back to you with the summaries of the newspapaper.

  4. Jan

    Awww, cute kitteh :-)

    Our cats just lie down in the middle of newspapers to cover most of it, wanting your _full_ attention. It works _every_ time.

  5. Emma: “I thought I saw a Tweet….nope, it’s only Matt again!”

  6. Aww so cute, you should have kept burying her head in the paper would have been funny, she would have fell out with you for 5 mins.

  7. Seems your cat loves Sports, that’s why she is reading Sports page.
    Good, Now pets have time to read the newspapers. I have Goldfish as my pet, i don’t think so she will try to read the newspaper :)

  8. mmm.. Matt, one of your less interesting posts, still got a click from me, suckered! I shall be waiting for some groundbreaking posts in the near future!!

    Best

  9. Now if my cat tried to keep me from reading the sports section…bye bye kitty :.)

  10. Jem

    I still think you should post more cat entries. (But I am a cat lover…)

  11. This is an adorable picture, and just like a cat – getting in the way of your reading.

  12. You aren’t the first to state that twitter takes away from blogging or other real work. A friend of a friend of mine was fired just last week from a very good fortune 500 job for twittering at his place of business. Do people really care what others are doing every moment of the day? I think twitter is more of a fad than anything else.

  13. ha ha…thats cool… now following you ;)

  14. I have enough trouble with the amusing distraction of facebook status feeds let alone having constant noise of twittering… hence I’ve been lucky enough to skip the habit ;)

  15. Rabin from Wasilla

    Interesting, how your cat helps you in catching up on things.

    Its even more interesting that you do not have spam controller in your blog anymore. Dont worry, I am not a spammer!! ;-)

  16. spamhound

    Yes, your excessive “tweeting” would explain the lack of smacking down reported paid links and spammers.

  17. John A. Davis

    I tot I heard a puddy tat, a kweeping up on me,
    I did! I heard a puddy tat, as plain as plain could be.
    –Tweety and Silvester

  18. So how do you know when it is a “paid link” or a vote?

  19. wait, you still get a newspaper?

  20. Dave (originial)

    Twitter and all other social media sites have been ruined by blackhats who are constantly trying to abuse them for personal gain.

    IMO, the sooner these site types die off the better.

  21. Is your cat running numbers again?

  22. I don’t know but cats really love messing around with newspapers. (especially when someone’s already reading it).

  23. Nice to see that someone is doing something exceptional to help you. out :)
    just kidding, congrats on your 1000th twittee and keep up the good work. :)

  24. Thanks, Lisa and Jem. :)

    spamhound, actually we’re just doing a fresh look in that area. More reports are always welcome.

    Ryan, I enjoy reading newspapers. The trouble is that a Sunday Times can keep me busy for 3-4 days, and then I’m behind.

  25. it looks like your cat loves american football!

  26. I just noticed that your spam protection thingy (math plugin) is gone…

    Is it on purpose?

  27. Have to be honest – tweeter feels like a child’s compulsion, a toy and a waste of time to me. Sorry, I’m probably old school.

  28. Congrats for your 1000th tweet!!

  29. Deb

    Matt – cute cat and sweet Twitter … so you are very busy with Sunday Times

  30. I like cats – cats run the home we are merely their servants
    :)

    D

  31. @Dave (originial)

    Can’t Matt just create some kind of filter? I love these sites and always come across cool stuff on MIXX and other sbs.

  32. @Jem Cat Lovers Unite

    Matt Cutts should blog more about cats. :)

  33. My dog would sit in the newspaper if it was printed in peanut butter.

  34. What is a Cat?

    1. Cats do what they want.
    2. They rarely listen to you.
    3. They are totally unpredictable.
    4. When you want to play, they want to be alone.
    5. When you want to be alone, they want to play.
    6. They expect you to cater to their every whim.
    7. They are moody.
    8. They leave hair everywhere.

    CONCLUSION: They are tiny women in little fur coats.

    Best

    David

  35. TH

    “Matt Cutts should blog more about cats. :)”

    Matt is already posting a lot about cats :D.

  36. I though the post is serious on the first sentence… How funny.. :) :)

    I think I need to start teaching my puppy too.. :)

  37. Twitter is the social networking of blogging.

    I say if you want to blog, then blog. If all you want to do is twit,then go to myspace.

    Why isn’t your cat reading RSS feeds instead of the paper.

    Brian

  38. hi , can someone tell why twitter is a success? why people use twitter to communicate .?
    I have opened an account on twitter and still did not find any buzz I that thing like I n facebook that gives you a platform to extend you’r stuff . what twitter is all about ? writg whatiml doing ????? sound like I miss something ?
    Moshe .

  39. congrats on the 1000th tweet, I think its a net gain if your one or two blog posts behind (join the club…)

  40. Hey Matt,

    Saw your cat had Kidney stones – often caused by them not drinking enough water. Try getting a kitty fountain (as they like to drink from running water), or simpler leaving water in a few different places around the house in little bowls, they like to hunt for the water and find it – so keep them guessing and it replicates their natural instincts. Keep the water fresh too! You’ll be surprised how much more they drink, and it keeps the little critters healthy.

  41. My favorite part about this photo is that you can see the holes from Emma’s claws right underneath the photo. Reminds me of my cats, but unfortunately those holes often end up in my shirts!

  42. Gav, thanks for the suggestion. We actually had a kitty fountain, and I completely agree that cats drink a lot more water that way. Luckily, Emmy is doing well after she had surgery last Friday.

  43. “Sometimes I think Twitter steals energy away from blogging.”

    No offense, and I think you’re pretty cool, but that is about the saddest thing I have read on the Internet lately. After all, blogging is what people do that steals their energy away from proper writing!

    Take care!

    Sincerely,
    -danny

  44. sam

    Matt Cutts writes an entire blog post about how he is going to get back to tweeting soon. Wouldn’t it just have been easier to tweet?

    Also – what is that analog reading device I see in that picture. What century is this anyway? ;)

  45. Harith

    Matt,

    “Emmy is doing well after she had surgery last Friday.”

    What was that surgery about?

    Wish you a speedy recovery, Emmy girl!

  46. I am not nearly as clear as everyone else seems to be on the utility of tweeting. tweeting is so fleeting.

  47. twitter is stealing a lot of things.. not just time from blogging.

  48. Seems your CAT loves footbal. So cute! :)

  49. fly

    Twitter is good, fast and steals some time also but still blogging really rocks.

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