As before, so again; today’s April Platform Challenge is to take part in another Twitter conversation. Okay, twist my arm.
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“Daddy, Stop Twitting!” – Day 21 #MNINB
Today’s April Platform Challenge is all about being a twit. Seriously. Well, according to my youngest, SamIAm, anyway. I’m a recovering Twitter addict, the ebb and flow of information calls to me on some primitive level. My wife says it’s because I’m simple. Go figure.
Robert wants us to take a look at three different pieces of Twitter software and pick the one we like the best. As with a lot of these challenges, I think I’m a little ahead of the curve.
I’ve tried Hootsuite and Seesmic. Seesmic didn’t do a lot for me. I know a lot of people swear by it, so chalk this one up to individual taste. Hootsuite runs a close second in my book. Matter-of-fact, I’ve got the Hootsuite extension loaded in my Chrome installation. But the one I like the best for my laptop is, hands down, Tweetdeck. However, Tweetdeck isn’t my favorite Twitter application. No sir. That prize goes to another.
My family and I have recently come into the 21st Century, cell phone-wise. We’ve embraced the smart-phone craze like ravenous wildebeests. I have no idea what that literally means, but it just sounds needy. My wife will say she initially objected. Not so with Thing1 and Thing2. Be that as it may, we all like the Android smart phone … and I like the Tweetcaster app. That is my favorite.
But, all these programs have the same draw back, even Tweetcaster; none of them cross post to Google+.
I can follow and post to Twitter and Facebook on Tweetcaster and those plus LinkedIn on Tweetdeck, but Google+ somehow has eluded them both. Yes, I’ve heard the excuses, but the Google+ API has been out for some time now. Come on, people! You’d think Google Play would want that integrated as soon as possible!
Polite Conversation – Day 17 of the April Platform Challenge
Today’s April Platform Challenge is to take part on a Twitter conversation. So, I did and it was still about me! Check out the shenanigans here!
Reaching out – Day 15 of the April Platform Challenge
Today’s April Platform Challenge exercise is to attempt to connect with at least three new people on one of our social networks. Seems easy enough. I choose Twitter, mainly because that’s the network I’m most comfortable with.
What? My advice isn’t good enough? – Day 11 of the April Platform Challenge
For today’s April Platform Challenge, I’m to find a helpful article (or blog post) and share it with my social network(s). Robert did go on to say that the post should be relevant to my writing goals and shared as widely as I trod. I made the last part up. He actually said share in on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, at a minimum. Kinda makes you wonder if he had that in mind when he had the newbs set up their accounts earlier. I’m cheating on this assignment. I’m linking back to my blogpost, that links to the “helpful” article. See, increasing my online presence already!
I chose one of my favorite sites, terribleminds. Chuck Wendig, proprietor and razor sharp, straight shooter has offered up many salty and earthy commentaries on the subject of writing. A word of warning, if you are easily offended (or have a shoulder surfer who you don’t care to have exposed to adult language), this isn’t the site for you. Chuck is direct, pointed, and hysterically funny. He has also been known to swear like a sailor from time-to-time.
In one of his recent posts (I had to double check and make sure it was recent), Chuck gives a list of “25 Reasons I Hate Your Main Character.” It’s an author’s guide to the reason their characters may fail. Some of these are intuitively obvious to the most casual observer (#’s 3 through 6) and some are not (8 & 9). Your mileage make vary. While you’re there, check out some of his other posts (A Long Look At “Show, Don’t Tell” & How to Be a Full Time Writer, for starters) for more colorful insights.