I goofed & I fixed

Last night I had a comment on a Google+ post that both stopped me in my tracks and made me really look at how I use social media.

I make no secret of the fact that I use Twitterfeed to pull out a couple of top posts every couple of hours from a couple of the top tech news blogs. I do this as much for me, as it prompts me to read the top stories throughout the day, as my followers (the general response has been positive).

The comment on Google+ called me up on the automated feeds and that immediately made me think about how I’m using Twitter (and how I want to use Google+ for that matter).

I stopped the automated feeds instantly as I realised that, although I read all of the articles I share via Twitterfeed, there’s no value-add for my followers. I neglected the automated feeds and let them run far too long.

So, from this point forward, I will still be sharing interesting content but all manually. Nothing will be posted automatically so that I can share with my thoughts attached (I do have automated cross posting from my blogs of course but that’s my content and it saves me having to write out a tweet for every post).

Let me know if the changes work (or if they don’t!).

You can check out my tech blog here, my photo blog here, my daily ramblings here, my Twitter posts here and my Google+ posts here. Everything is linked from my about.me page here.


Huge thanks to Richard Mackney for the wake up slap 🙂

By icraigt

Craig Thornton (@icraigt), Geek Dad, husband of @linsthornton, Principal Engineer at JLR, tech addict. All views my own.