Just a couple of updates I wanted to mention with regard to me and social media, specifically Goodreads and Twitter.
I think Goodreads is a swell social environment, but I have found that it is just one too many for me to keep up with. I have stopped putting the books I’ve read in Goodreads; I don’t post reviews there; and I very rarely visit Goodreads these day. That said, almost every day I get a request to add someone as a friend in Goodreads. I am fine doing this, but please understand that I just don’t have the time to keep up with Goodreads. Other than the fact that my blog gets replicated there, I no longer actively participate in that particular social media. I will still accept friends, but if you are looking for updates on my book like, I urge you to check these authoritative sources, which are kept up-to-date:
- My official reading list
- My book review column at InterGalactic Medicine Show (for current books)
- This blog for thoughts I have on other books
I have gone through a recent purging of folks that I follow, getting rid of those accounts that don’t really tweet. I’m sorry if I dropped you. It isn’t personal, it’s just that I never saw anything coming from the account and I figured it was dormant. I am now down to following about 350 people, which I feel is close to the maximum that I can manage and still keep up. I am in awe of those people who follow 1,500, 15,000, even 150,000 people. I have no idea how they manage to keep up with so many. I can barely keep up with the 350 I follow.
I am spending my weekend doing day job work, getting ready for two software rollouts that are intertwined, both of which I have been working on for a long time now. It is eating up my weekend, but I am looking forward to getting these two projects into the wild and off my plate. As it stands, I have a backlog of projects and I need to move on.