Rule number eight

“Every word on your blog is a word not in your book.”

Sherman Alexie

You know you can download your Twitter archive, right?

Screen shot 2015-02-18 Lomo Blue Jay
You probably already know this, but Twitter allows users to download every tweet they ever tweeted.

While trying to search for an old tweet about the real sales numbers behind ebook revenue, I came across an article by Dave Larson.[1] In the article, the author references a step-by-step guide by, Danny Sullivan, on how to download a users entire Twitter archive.[2]

Who wants to download all those tweets? Not sure. But the download feature does allow a user to search every single tweet tweeted for that one unique tweet the user thought he or she tweeted but can not locate that specific tweet.

Anyway, the links to the articles are in the note section below. Enjoy the free info and be sure to tweet about it.

[1] “How To Search Old Tweets Until Twitter Lets You Download Yours” by Dave Larson, August 11, 2010:
[2] “Step-By-Step: How To Download All Your Tweets With The New Twitter Archive Service” by Danny Sullivan, December 19, 2012:

Say something creative

Yes. Someone actually asked me that. The request: “Say something creative in 150 characters or less. Grab my attention.”

Here is my on-the-spot 30-second reply:

An artist may paint an image of a stop sign on canvas and it earns some interest. A designer creates a stop sign and people stop. Message delivered.

And so, February begins

The blizzard ended Monday morning — the beginning of the week. But the flurry of activities the rest week kept me occupied with matters of consequence and so on and so forth.

Finally, Saturday night, as the sun set, I sat down with a cup of tea to read the Sunday edition of The New York Times and a few other books — Einstein’s Relativity, Sandman Overture #4 and a book on the history of time, or specifically the 365-day calendar.

Reading the newspaper days after Super Bowl amused me as it required an eye of an archivist. The news stories were lead pieces promoting the biggest game in American football. Knowing the outcome of the game shaded the stories in the Sunday edition. Shaded the stories in the way I might read modern history books — or marketing books.

But who really has time for this? Who has time to read heritage media? Who has time to dream? Seemed suitable questions while reading about space and time and dreams. And so, February begins.

NOTE: This was supposed to be posted Saturday night, but I was rather weary and fell asleep.

The Village Ink Writer’s Group

Village Ink Writer’s Group meets tonight, Tuesday, 6:30PM. I’m leading group tonight. Hope to see you there!