AKA some of the last things I bought on Amazon
Amazon.co.uk WidgetsBy no means all of them. Just the ones that are available in the carousel widget and not bought second hand or through third party sellers. And I certainly can’t claim to have read them all. I tend to get through the trashy paperbacks an awful lot quicker than the serious tomes.
Click them! Buy them yourself! This damn blog doesn’t pay its own hosting fees, you know!
Remember this post? In it, I suggested people using twitter and wordpress and a plugin that copies your tweets to a blog also try using KB Linker to turn key words and phrases into hotlinks automatically.
If you’re wondering what words you use a lot, there’s a helpful thingie at www.tweetstats.com that tells you about word frequency. You can find a handy tag cloud it worked out for me – the larger the word, the more frequently I said it.
My top Twitter words are, it seems, “time, day, wondering, getting, watching.” Not sure what that says about me. But it also gives plenty of other frequently used words I could turn into links. @jamesgraham, @willhowells and @miketd could all be linked to their respective blogs, for example. I say “Nottingham” quite a lot and I could choose to link that to any number of things: the Council, the local Lib Dems, the open.guide…
ONe more Twitter thing – I have occasionally thought that it would be useful to schedule a tweet for the future rather than send it now. For example, if two amusing things strike me at once, it would be a waste to send them both together. So it would be handy to schedule the second one for, say, an hour from now, when I will be busy and have forgotten. This is now possible using a service at Twuffer.com (Twuffer is apparently twitter + buffer — maybe twitter + chrontab didn’t look so good)
As a trial, I’ve scheduled a series of tweets about what I will be cooking tomorrow for the good people of Nottingham Lib Dems who are turning up at my house to stuff envelopes. EDIT: Twuffer FAIL – it posted the whole series of messages hours early for no apparent reason 😦
Right. It’s gone 5am. They will be here shortly. I ought to at least attempt a little more sleep before then.