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A Break from Social Media

Yeah. I know we’re supposed to be socially distancing in our real, physical lives. I’m DOING that. I haven’t left the house for anything but grocery shopping and hiking in the woods for two weeks. I’m growing a quarantine beard and it itches SO MUCH. But I’m taking a break from social media, too. I’ve … Read more

TweetDeck – Tag Following

I’ve been going on and on about how much I love TweetDeck lately. First, I blathered on about filtering away retweets. Then, I burbled up some nonsense about lists. Those are fine things, but now I want to talk about following tags.

The #mswl tag on twitter denotes two things. First, it’s used by agents or publishers who want to tell writers about their manuscript wishlists. Second, it’s used by clueless writers who want to draw attention to the fact that they don’t really know what they’re doing.

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Using TweetDeck – Listing

My last TweetDeck post described how to filter some of the crazy out of Twitter. It was a semi-permeable film separating you from the gibbering madness beyond. It’s better than nothing, but oh, God, it’s still out there.

Now I’m going to show you how to let a little bit of it back in.

There are people on Twitter who are consistently funny, entertaining, intelligent. We like them, but once you follow a couple thousand people, those sane voices fly by so quickly you’ll miss the good stuff.

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Seven Things to Love About Twitter

Image by Aaron Wood

Welcome to my new Seven Things to Love series. I’ll take things and list seven things that I love about it. You may interpret this as me not having anything particularly pressing to write about. I don’t know how often I’ll write these, but you can expect at least a few more between now and the end of time.

Seven Things to Love is my attempt at injecting hot, molten positivity into an overly negative world. Negativity is easy and often funny. That’s why there’s so much of it out there.

Twitter is one of those things that people both love and hate.

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