I don't know what to do about this guy...what should I do?

I started talking to a new guy recently. He texts me first, and he texts me basically everyday. At first I was really enjoying it, I don't get a lot of guys texting me first, ya know? And I don't mind texting people at all, I do like it. But the conversation doesn't last long at all, maybe 15 minutes, tops? And that's not responding to every message right away. He usually gives one word answers and doesn't really contribute to the conversation much. He's better in person, but he lives kinda far from me so it's hard. I didn't even respond to him this morning. But I mean, why text me first (and daily) if you don't help keep the conversation going? What should I do? I do like talking to him, but it gets boring fast and the fact that he texts me daily is kinda getting old and repetitive...