Microblogging is the term used to describe the short updates you see on Twitter or your Facebook home page. Everybody and their dog is involved in the microblogging scene now, and it seems like some have the idea that there is some sort of race to post as much as possible. I’m glad that so many people want to be involved in the microblogosphere (or whatever), but I find the glut of “eating lunch” posts fairly overwhelming.
To be honest, this is probably a personal issue. I’m sure plenty of folks are wildly interested in the boring, mundane stuff that makes up the bulk of daily life. Personally, I’m not interested in who is having doughnuts for breakfast unless there is something really interesting about it. Eating doughnuts at midnight in front of the Alamo is interesting, eating doughnuts at your desk is Thursday.
With this in mind, I’ve come up with the following three step plan to fix my microblogging experience.
- Be Interesting.
OK, that’s a pretty tall order. Still, if you’re going to rant about something, you better be ready to walk the walk. So, from now on, I’m going to work hard to only update Twitter / Facebook when I have something interesting to say.
- Accept all friend / follow requests.
The only way to improve my microblogging experience is to find more interesting people. That being said, this step is pointless without the next.
- Drop boring people.
Let’s face it, not everyone is interesting to everyone else (or anyone else, really). So if someone is clogging up the stream with a bunch of crud, they’ve got to go.
Oh, and by the way, I had frosted strawberry pop-tarts and a coffee for lunch. 😉