I wonder if the lifecycle of my Twitter usage is typical? When I first got into it at SXSW in Austin last year, I used it sparingly. I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to say so I just noted when I was headed to something related to the conference.

As the summer went on my usage morphed into updating several times a day about my actions, noting when I posted something of interest, noting when I read something of interest, reporting breaking news, and even asking questions. From there Twitter took on a weird little micro-chat life of its own and I was right there with it.

As Fall has found me busier than either the proverbial one-armed paper hanger or the one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest, I find I am using Twitter much less. I now drop in every couple days and read what has been going on. Sometimes I respond to things of interest and sometimes I even drop a tweet just to let everyone know I’m alive.

So I ask you – is the coolness factor of Twitter wearing off or will it pick up again when I don’t have as many irons in the fire? What is your usage and how has it changed?