|A bit stressed|
Thankfully I already have an RSS feed and have done for some time. I have, however, tidied it up and created folders for all of my different groups such as Cam23 2.0 blogs, CPD23 blogs, Library pages and items of general interest such as David Mitchell's Guardian column and Mary Beard's Times Online column. I find this a really useful way to keep in touch with what is happening and of following blogs. It is great to have everything in the one place but, as I discovered when I logged in today, it can be quite oppressive if you don't view it for a while (I had 101 things to look at today and I am somewhat obsessive and need to look at all of them so that I am down to 0 again! I am currently on 7)
So, Twitter. I have been very slow on the uptake of Twitter because I was massively dubious about it. I am more of a lurker than a contributor but have been using it to broadcast my blog posts and, according to my Stats, it has been quite successful on that front. I find it difficult to dip in and out of Twitter and need to follow it constantly to get the most out of it. I can't do this at work and am not really on my laptop at home so the conversational aspect of it is lost on me. I do appreciate that it is very quick with breaking news and is a great way to get an answer to a question quickly but the constant use is not something that is feasible when I am at work. Also, if you don't check it that often it can be difficult to pick your way through everything (I know that I can compartmentalise the people I follow) and it can look a bit messy.
|Sometimes, my Twitter feeling|
I have managed to get a Twitterfeed for my blog to Twitter so I shall see if it works when I publish this blog. It wasn't particularly straightforward but I think I have managed it. I find the icons at the bottom of my posts a simple enough way to publish my posts to Twitter and Facebook so I don't feel I really need the Twitterfeed but will give it a go all the same.
The bit.ly is a great idea and a concept, which I have recently appreciated when e-mailing from work. I use the tinyurl page so that the sometimes long and confusing Janus URLs being sent to biographical enquirers can be shortened and take up less than one line in webmail and, therefore, be less confusing to the recipients.
I think that's all for this week. I will now take a look at the CPD23 Week 2 Things, which may also include a discussion of my Twitter account so, if you are interested, stay tuned.