I want my tweets to be regular but low volume, perhaps two per day, at most, and I’m tied to my computer fir tweeting.
I have learned to not-follow people whose tweets flood out my screen.
I have learned to recognize twitter-spam – why would someone with 21,000 followers follow ME?
And I have realized that I can include many streams in my Tweets.
I hit on the intellectual challenge of trying to emit all my training in tweets – 140 characters or less, and given the broad range of material I own, that’s quite a challenge.
To test the waters I built a Microsoft Word document with a table 140 characters wide.
I set the font to be a fixed-width font – Courier – and made myself a ruler in the top row.
You can see where I typed in 10 digits then pasted it 13 times to yield a 140-character ruler.
Below it I typed or pasted in about 40 initial tweets, not one of which exceeds the row length (There is no line overflow within a row). I like to have a set of items in the pipeline; it inhibits stress and pressure.
I have a scheduled date on the left-hand side – Monday, Wednesday & Friday – and a published date on the right-hand side.
And away I go!
In writing this up I realize that I should have a link to my web site and /or my blog.
I’d better get started on that this evening …
P.S. I later reduced my ruler to 111 characters, restricting my text tweet to 111 characters means I have enough space left over to append 29 characters www.ChrisGreaves.com/WinTips to each tweet.