Fragment Fridays provide an opportunity for me to collectively address the accumulation of ideas that have not made it into into print this week that either I really wanted to develop into full posts or were enticing thoughts that I just did not get beyond the “jotting down” stage.
Twitter and #ff Mania
I totally understand the desire to promote great ideas, clever folks, and good friends, which is the idea behind Follow Fridays. But the Twitter hash tag, that little # was called a pound sign when I learned lexical terms, the one that usually lives over the 3 as the shift character on the keyboard, that is #ff where the “ff” is a short acronym for “follow Friday.” In this practice the idea is to promote others on Twitter that you follow and which you think your followers would like.
The problem is that the people who see your #ff post have no idea who these people are, what they blog about, whether they are factual, flakey, or fictitious. Others have recommended a change in the way we do #ff on Twitter and I have to concur that it would be far more effective to feature individual tweeters in single tweets and say a bit about why others should follow them. I’m going to start doing this. Maybe today, maybe next Friday. I think of it as forward Friday, as in moving forward.
BlogHer Blow Up
I haven’t been able to log in to BlogHer.com for a few days. Apparently some sort of glitch developed when I was approved for inclusion in their Pinterest Influencer program and now whenever I go to the site there is a persistent, apparently infinite, redirect back and forth, back and forth, back and forth… between two URLS. After I contacted them I received email from them informing me that the tech types are on it and they will be back in contact when they have it figured out. Hope it is soon, I am losing traffic.
I know I am usually more loquacious than this, but that’s all for today.
Have a great weekend.