On twitter and tweeting

I have tweeted over 56,000 times. I follow over 2600 people. I’ve spent countless hours since roughly June 2007 reading other people’s tweets. I do, in fact, know something about using the service to connect with people. 

I’d say, looking back (and inward), that I’ve learned most through mistakes. Relationships that I thought stronger than they were couldn’t stand up to what I thought was harmless jest or constructive (if brief and direct) criticism. I’ve recently rediscovered that a connection forged solely over Twitter isn’t always strong enough to stand on its own. 

A few other lessons:

Make sure less than 20% of your tweets are sent by a linked service (Foursquare, music sharing, GetGlue [just don’t], Untappd, etc), and make sure that even those contain some added value that makes them unique to you. 

Stay positive on Twitter. Limit personal criticism or complaining.

Don’t be afraid to get personal and authentic, but remember that caring about other people is what’s going make other people care about you. Just being yourself on the site won’t be enough to get other people to connect. 

Filed ↓ randomthoughts

Tumblr backup

isharayar:

Just in case…

(I’ve seen more, a lot of scripts… but didn’t use them)

This might could be a good idea if you have a lot of stuff on your Tumblr and are worried about it…


thedailywhat:

Morning Fluff: Just a back-lit hamster. No big deal. [22words]


thedailywhat
:

Morning Fluff: Just a back-lit hamster. No big deal. 

[22words]

(via jamichtaco)

First day

So far, I’ve convinced one classmate to log in to LinkedIn, logged back in to Hootsuite for the first time in ages to set up a list (why is this so difficult) and come up with a list of questions for one of my professors. That second cup of coffee with breakfast was a *great* idea.

On lousy fried chicken

I like traditional marriage (one man, one woman, for life). I think it’s great, and absolutely under attack (tho not by gay ppl). How is buying a chicken samwich the best you can do to support it?

okcenemies:

No fucks to give.

This site has me flabbergasted. There are a lot of crazy people out there.

okcenemies:

No fucks to give.

This site has me flabbergasted. There are a lot of crazy people out there.

(Source: )

When I try to use the fax

newscatgif:

Seriously. Why do these things even still exist?

abearfoot:


*PLEASE REBLOG*
Plant a tree for Sammie
I know my followers have lots of followers.
Jeff, 29, was killed in a car accident on his way to work this week. He and his wife, Lindsay, 30, have  a seventh month old daughter named Sammie. They were supposed to move into their new home this weekend. She’s teaches fifth grade and Jeff is a marine who was the general manager for an airline mechanics company. She is at a loss now that she no longer has her husband and her best friend by her side.
Anything you can contribute would be helpful. Life reminds us that it’s short and can often be cruel. She needs all the support she can get. Please help.

abearfoot:

*PLEASE REBLOG*

Plant a tree for Sammie


I know my followers have lots of followers.

Jeff, 29, was killed in a car accident on his way to work this week. He and his wife, Lindsay, 30, have  a seventh month old daughter named Sammie. They were supposed to move into their new home this weekend. She’s teaches fifth grade and Jeff is a marine who was the general manager for an airline mechanics company. She is at a loss now that she no longer has her husband and her best friend by her side.

Anything you can contribute would be helpful. Life reminds us that it’s short and can often be cruel. She needs all the support she can get. Please help.