Fine, fine, I’ll do it. I’ll microblog too

but I won’t like it.

Actually, I think I’ve finally settled on using twitter to publish all of those weird little links and things that don’t really merit an entire blog entry.

Because I don’t want to untie those useful little tidbits from the blog itself, I’ve added an RSS reader to the lower right hand side of the page which will contain my twitter feed. This way if you don’t use twitter, you can still take advantage of the links.

I have not carved this in stone, of course, so I’d like to hear some feedback on what you think of this. Do you like even the little blog updates with the links, or does this arrangement improve the signal to noise ratio for you?

Just so you know, feel free to follow my tweets: standaloneSA (since the username can’t contain “admin”)

  • Justin

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    I’m one of the dying breed that thinks that Twitter is useless, and refuse to waste my time on it.

    Unfortunately, some of the other blogs that are syndicated by Sysadmin Planet have slipstreamed their tweets into their blog. I have yet to find a way to get those to go to /dev/null.

    I’m 34 years old, and resisting change like I’m 80. I don’t know why, but I just hate Twitter. Thanks for giving people the choice before you force feed them!

  • Matt


    You’re very welcome. I understand that, while a ton of people love it (I’ve had maybe 15+ follows since this story went live an hour ago), not everyone does, and it wasn’t really designed to transfer a lot of useful information. Using it to send little links and stuff seems very useful, though, since they’re really too small for a blog entry (at least, what I think should be a blog entry, maybe).

    And if you’re curious what I’ve been sending out, you can always come to the site and/or read the RSS.

    I’m always happy to give you options :-) Thanks for the comment!