On top of blogging as often as possible, I’m now tweeting… mostly to drive awareness to my blog entries. When you blog and tweet, you end up following others who blog and tweet. Tweeting is very reciprocal… so if someone follows you, it is “expected” that you follow them as well.
I am following only about 200 people at this point, so not a huge amount, but I must say, I still can only read a very small percentage of the information. So what to do?
Yesterday Leon Katsnelson sent me some suggestions that I’m finding really help… a lot!
First, Tweet Newspapers. This is a collection of related tweets, by a variety of people. A person who tweets will put a tag in their entry, something like #DB2 and all such tweets are collected and produced in a very handy newspaper front page style. I quite like it. Here are the ones that you may want to look at:
Second, for blogs we have a aggregator called “PlanetDB2” which collects blog entries from a variety of people giving you one place to look for the blog entries that might interest you.
So, to get an idea of what is going on in the tweet or blog worlds, you simply need to look at a couple of websites … once a day… rather than consuming your precious time reading all of the entries that come on a daily basis!