Twitter Madness

I’ve been talking about Twitter lists since mid-February at least. And I wish I’d set them up then, but I did not. Other things to do. I set up 20 lists a couple of weeks ago, culled them down to 15 or 16, and thought really hard about what I want to do with¬†them. Today is the day I started actually building the Twitter lists.

Music:

I made them all private before I started adding people to them. I did that because it’s weird to be the first person added to a public list, or to be on a list with fewer than 10 people. I’m going through my entire Twitter following right now. Looking at every account, and categorizing. As lists grow beyond 25, I’ll make them public again and you can all follow one another ūüėČ

This will take days. I have a good app that displays 100 accounts at a time and makes it easy to add them to lists, but even so, it’s time-consuming. 1240 followers at 100 per page is 13 pages. I just spent three hours going through two pages.

But hey. Once it’s done, it’s done. And if I am lucky enough to keep attracting followers once I decide to start growing my account again, I’ll add most of my followers to lists as soon as I follow them back.

Once they are totally finished, I’ll explain my Twitter lists in a post so you can attempt the same trick. I believe in sharing.

 

Hallelujah

Video

I was just browsing youtube for a quick music post and found this. Leonard Cohen from the Montreal Jazz Festival in 2008.

Thoughts:

  • Overall, he’s my favorite musical artist, and his taste in suits is impeccable.
  • Lots of people sing this song, but none of them sing it as well as he does.
  • The organ is spectacular here.
  • It’s rare to find a recorded performance that includes this many verses. This is one of the best versions I’ve seen.

Assuming the WordPress scheduler doesn’t have a hiccup, we’ll have a Batman post tomorrow morning, a Wordless Wednesday tomorrow afternoon, and my final A to Z post at The Writing Catalog tomorrow, as well.

Stay thirsty, my friends!

Tornadoes.

I try not to be overly dramatic about storms, and dislike the way the Weather Channel catastrophizes every little thing, but we had some bad ones last night and have more on the way.

Our hearts go out to everyone who’s been affected by this storm. I haven’t been able to find anything comprehensive this morning. The last info¬†I saw said we had nine¬†tornadoes in Mississippi alone.

We take storms like this seriously.

I saw this tornado with my own eyes last year. It passed within a few blocks of me.

Diana¬†sheltered in the basement of a dorm while this one¬†plowed through the campus of her alma mater 12 years ago. And I’ve had enough other close calls to have a care. One of my earliest memories is of an aunt who was minding me taking me into the hallway of an apartment and pulling a mattress into the hallway to cover our heads.

So, last night I scheduled posts for today and tomorrow here and at The Writing Catalog, just in case I lose power or Internet.¬†I’m planning to be around as normal,¬†but¬†it pays to be prepared. Supposedly, we have more in store today, but I’m hoping the worst of it is over.