Social Media Sunday: On The Scheduling Madness

Just hammering out an update on the scheduling madness. If you you got a link in for the blog party before I left the comment saying I was visiting and did not receive a comment from me, let me know. Seriously I did my best to visit them all, but I was in the zone and might have made a random oversight, and I am trying to get better at this thing. I’ve scheduled Tweets of all the links to go out between now and Wednesday and tagged authors if I could find Twitter accounts for them.

Just looking at what I got this week from Twitter. Twelve scheduled tweets a day isn’t worth the work that goes into maintaining that pace, until I get a lot better at composing Tweets, so I’ve easing off.

The new schedule:TwitterSuzie

  • Monday-Friday: Four afternoon tweets at two hour intervals between 1 pm and 7 pm Eastern.
  • Saturdays: Six tweets beginning at 10 am Eastern and ending around 7 pm.
  • Sundays: Six tweets beginning at 5 am Eastern and ending around 7 pm.
  • Sometimes, the links come to this blog. Sometimes they go to everyone else. Boom or bust.

With the number of tweets I still have piled up, I should be able to maintain this schedule indefinitely. I’ve got @Sourcererblog scheduled through Friday, June 5 as of this minute. It’s a mixture of links, photos, videos, shoutouts, and random stuff like Twitter-wanking and quotes from the TV Tropes Evil Overlord List.

Something I am finding: referrals go up when you get on Twitter and engage with people. We’ve done better here this week for Twitter referrals than we’ve done in a while, but not so much better for me to justify managing an around-the clock queue, and the referrals are really only up during the times I’ve actually been active on Twitter.

I’ve got my unfollowers cleaned up and am planning to delete my lists and revamp the Tweetdeck setup so I’m tweeting entirely from mentions, notifications, and hashtags soon. I know a prodigious number of good hashtags at this point, and nearly everyone who’s really interacting with me on Twitter has at least one they use often, so I can probably just keep up with most of you that way and with a couple of private lists I have for close friends and contributors.

This is an ongoing process, so will take a while, but eventually I’ll have a lighter schedule for @justgeneo and it will be for tweeting #weekendcoffeeshare, #1000Speak, and #atozchallenge links to various other hashtags.

Have a great week!

Weekend Music Moves to Sunday

I know I’ve blogged this video before, but only 15 people saw it when I did, and it seems right for the last weekend music on Friday here until May. I’ll say two things about it.

  • If you want to understand the Deep South of the U.S.A., understanding this song will get you a good start.
  • I hope Randy Newman lives to be 200 and healthy. But if he doesn’t, one of his pianos should be preserved at the Smithsonian. He’s more than earned it.

Next week, an Arrow review from Melissa and a Blogging A to Z in April Challenge post will run on Friday. Since Luther is not quite done with The Walking Dead yet, we’ll have an A to Z post AND zombies on Saturday, April 4.

That doesn’t leave much space for the Weekend Music. The whole month is like that, so I’m moving the video to Sunday, featuring a single artist all month long, and combining it with an open A to Z thread that you can use to share links and chatter and such. I’m not telling you who the featured artist is in the post. You’ll just have to guess and then check back next Sunday to see if you were right.

April will be good. Friends will be made.

Carry on, and #KeepBlogging

I’m in for the Beach Party Blogathon!

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I signed up for this thing that’s happening in June. Pick a film with a beach scene in it and write about it between June 8 and 12. Sponsored by Speakeasy and Silver Screenings.

I’ll be blogging about Captain Blood, and I will add the art to the sidebar just as soon as I get done scheduling a month’s worth of Blogging A to Z in April Challenge posts.

The Ultimate Roundup of Blogging A to Z in April Theme Reveals

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First: Thanks, Chouett.com, for the awesome interview, and for featuring Sourcerer this week. It was a LOT of fun, and you made it oh so easy for me.

Some of our contributors are doing the A to Z Challenge at their own blogs, and I promised to toss their theme reveals into a roundup today. I also have friends who aren’t contributors here who help me mightily week-in and week out. If I had a couple of hours to really think and gather up links, I could probably round up 60 or 70 theme reveals for you.

And I haven’t even actually hit the list yet on account of I’ve been answering threads and loading posts all night. Since I don’t have the time to make a huge list, here’s a list that includes four categories of blogs.

  • Sourcerer contributors.
  • Feminist Friday hosts who are doing A to Z.
  • Bloggers I (or in one case, a friend) started following to during last year’s challenge and they’re still commenting on our threads.
  • One’s here because we met through a blogger I started talking to during April last year, and we talk OFTEN.

Just to make things more interesting, I’ve alphabetized the list. That way, if  you are just joining us and you don’t know who my sister is or which one of these blogs is the first one I linked to, they all have an equal chance of grabbing your attention because you have nothing to go on but the blog title.

As always with a list of this magnitude, if you belong on it and I’ve left you out, that is an oversight and if you point it out to me, I’ll apologize and add you.

Alex Hurst, Fantasy Writer in Kyoto

Comparative Geeks

Infinite Free Time

Melissa Barker-Simpson

Nerd in the Brain

Not a Punk Rocker

Part Time Monster

Things Matter

Victim to Charm

Write On, Sisters!

(No Tuesday Texture today because honestly, I just don’t have time to load one and this post must take precedence. But there will be a Wordless Wednesday tomorrow, and the Tuesday afternoon photos ain’t going nowhere). 

#geekpastiche FTW!

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