Once one of the most prolific Twitter users in Congress, Rep. John Culberson's activity tailed off in the last few months.

But the Texas Republican said Tuesday he is likely to use the microblogging service more soon.

In his first original tweet since mid-March, Culberson said:

It has been far too long since I visited Twitter - I have been using Facebook regularly and Qik - I will start posting here again

Culberson's account is not linked to his official House website, meaning that he can mix personal, political and legislative content into his feed.

Last year, the congressman was the top-ranked Twitter user in the House of Representatives, according to one survey, but he made it clear he wanted to explore other social media platforms. 

Qik is a social media site that is centered on web video and Facebook is one of the most popular social networking sites, which hundreds of millions of users.