Butchering my Feed
For those of you that follow me on twitter you may have noticed lately that I’m not quite as active as I once was, after much debate I’ve decided to post a short explanation here – as if someone might actually care.
For one, I have a multitude of projects going on at work, both my day job and Obsidian Portal positions are becoming more demanding as deadlines approach. The amount of time I have to pay attention to the twitterverse began shortening with those things riding on my shoulders, but that’s not all there is to it. In an attempt at some self policing I’m trying to become less wrapped up in the drama that the #dnd scene on twitter has become lately. I was definitely doing it wrong but even after shedding some people that I followed and decidedly not going to let myself get worked up over the varying opinions of the twitterverse, something was still wrong.
Illusory Importance: 2d4 Productivity Damage (save ends)
There is an an assumed faux-fame associated with being all over twitter somewhere buried deep in my psyche, but lately pointlessness is kind of the key word that’s been overriding such thoughts. I did gain my followers through much conversation, contests, and being somewhat likable I suppose. I truly do enjoy the pool of people that I follow, the convos and debates that we have, the whacky/useful/awful links that are shared and plan to continue – however at a slower and more managable pace.
As I take a step back and look at “the greats” on twitter, a lot of them aren’t tweeting constantly and that seems to work just fine for them. Busy people who generally produce quality editorials, content and such aren’t exactly always the chattiest out there, though I’m sure exceptions exist. I’ve settled for toning down twitter activity and working harder at what I do – putting more flourish, polish and effort into the things I do put out here on the blog, in my fourthcore endeavors, the debates I choose to partake in and especially in my personal life.
I want get published, do some freelance work and be taken seriously – and I truly believe that if I want to do that I’ll need to buckle down and do what needs to be done instead of participating in every dungeon debate, edition flame war or silly fourthcore question that comes across my stream. I’ll try and keep most of my tweets relevant and/or useful in some capacity. I hope you understand where I’m coming from here, and also know that I also do social media for a living and that my brain can only handle so many twitter/facebook/linkedIn streams (currently 6+) and that my @DreadGazebo one doesn’t directly affect my livelihood so… it’s time to prioritize.
Anyway, all that aside. Thanks for listening and reading. Up next: I have small encounter you can plug into any dungeon and can be converted from 4e to other systems with little effort.