Although this post is extremely topical, and will make no sense after a very short time, I thought I’d mention that for a couple of weeks now I’ve limited myself to reading zero tweets per day.
This post will go to twitter, but it’s the last post to go there. The site is no longer a place where I want to be seen.
If you want to follow my stuff, I’m https://wandering.shop/@philipbrewer at Mastodon and I’m https://micro.blog/philipbrewer at micro.blog. And, of course, you can follow my RSS feed right here at https://www.philipbrewer.net/feed/.
Wow. My Mastodon feed got really good just lately. I’ve boosted half a dozen toots just this evening.
If you want to follow what I write here, but don’t want your own mastodon account, just point your RSS-feed reader at the mastodon-generated RSS feed that my mastodon instance provides.
As I did with Twitter when it was new, on Mastodon I’m pretty much following anyone who follows me, anyone who interacts with one of my posts, and anyone whose interesting post finds its way into my timeline. When that adds up to more posts than I can keep up with, I’ll curate much more strictly.
Gradually getting my follows arranged for Mastodon. I’m having less trouble than other people, because I had done my best to make Twitter act like Mastodon: I turned off anything that tried to “feature” posts, and just followed a list of people who tweeted interesting stuff.
Ooh! I got on the mastodon server where all the cool f&sf folks are going!
Follow me there: @philipbrewer
I guess I don’t really expect that the demise of Twitter will lead to a grand resurgence in websites that offer RSS feeds as the way to follow your favorite writers.
But wouldn’t it be wonderful if it did?
As Twitter swirls around the plug hole, I thought I’d mention that I’m email@example.com. I encourage you to follow me there.
I am also on Mastodon, but my first account there is for my Esperanto stuff, and is all in Esperanto. I’m looking to establish another Mastodon account specifically for my English-language writing-related stuff, but I need to pick a server first. Any suggestions?