Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I've had a Twitter account for a while now; I just haven't figured out how to use it yet. I don't have the patience to text to it with constant updates about where I am and what I'm eating and I doubt anyone really wants to know that anyway. And just using it as an RSS feed for this blog feels like cheating somehow.

It occurred to me today though that I may be able to solve two problems at once. I've also been struggling with the time it takes to share links here on the blog. I'd much rather write a thoughtful review of Secrets of the Mountain or Dororo than spend time looking for images to go with just-announced movies, but the latter always squeezes out the former. If I move the links to Twitter, that'll free up time for longer pieces.

I'm going to try that for a while, so if you dig the newsy-linky stuff, just follow me on Twitter (at the link above or through the link in the sidebar) and you'll get the weeks-old news just like you're used to. I've also added a Twitter feed to the sidebar and I'm thinking about maybe doing a regular Twitter-recap post if I can figure out how to make that easy.

Feedback about this is very welcome. Please let me know if you hate it. I'm not sure I'm going to like it myself once I try it out.


Siskoid said...

I've been following you for a short while, and appreciating your silence, ;) but this'll do.

I know exactly what you mean about finding a use for Twitter. I HAVE been linking to new posts, yes, but also throwing in anything I don't really have time/space to blog about (staying within my geekery mission) like short comic book reviews, random thoughts about tv or music, or links to other people's interesting posts.

I'll let you know if you're polluting my feed or making valuable contributions to it. And yes, please, no "just finished eating my bag of chips, now licking fingers" thanks!

Michael May said...

Thanks! I appreciate it. :)

Michael May said...

I'm going to try keeping it to five Tweets at a time, a couple of times a day. Hopefully that'll keep it from being obnoxious.

Siskoid said...

That morning tweet-batch is working for me.


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