What's the difference between Twitter and blogs?
Well on Twitter I would have posted: "Had a nightmare about Corey Haim dating my mom -- I'm still a bit traumatized by it." and chuckled at my brevity and wit.
But instead, on my blog, I'll write: "The other night I dreamt that my mom and I bumped into the two Coreys at some sort of coffee shop in Los Angeles. Naturally, my mom and Corey Haim hit if off splendidly and by the end of our breakfast were already talking about marriage. Corey Feldman, on the other hand, was a bit uneasy at the pairing since Haim's Hepatitis C had been acting up lately. But of course, like Corey Feldman is wont to do, wouldn't flat out and say that my mom shouldn't date Corey Haim. It wasn't until I said "would you want your mom to date him?" did I get the honest answer of no. And then we all left. I can't imagine what part of my mind constructed this dream or what it represents. I'm only certain that I do not -- in any circumstance -- want to dream about Corey Haim again."
If the web was a big party, Twitter folks are the ones who drop one-liners and seem all clever as people wait with baited breath for their next bon mot or insight. It is brevity that makes them seem a bit quicker than they really are. Bloggers, however, are the ones who linger a bit too long at the food platters*, offering more context, but also perhaps sharing just a little too much of a story.
The moral of the story?**
Blogging gives you the power to include the two Coreys.
*I am, forever, a blogger.
**And, guess who just became the authority on "Corey Haim + Hepatitis C" as far as the web is concerned.