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I created this blog years ago with great enthusiasm only to run out blog subjects after a short time. I still continue to post, but rarely.


Ideal Twitter Feed

16 Oct 2012

My Twitter feed has long ago grown beyond my capacity to read it all. Most of it is filled with tweets that I don’t care about or find irritating. I filter out what I can and skim over the rest in search of valuable content. It got me to thinking about what would be my ideal feed. Here's a list of what I would like to see:

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When I first started reading my Twitter feed, it didn’t take much time to read all the posts. I would only check in every few days. As people started following me and I followed them back, even checking in every day wasn’t enough to keep up. I began reading all my posts when I woke up in the morning, in the middle of the day, and when I went to bed at night. After I started following more than about 100 people, I would have to spend several hours a day keeping up with all the posts, which was more time than I wanted to devote. Something had to change.

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I’ve found Twitter to be a great place to learn about writing and meet other writers. While I’ve had a Twitter account for several years, it’s only been in the past few months that I’ve started following writers and the writing profession. This is a description of my initial experiences.

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