I realised recently that Twitter has taken over my attention to the point where I rarely post anything to my website, except for the occasional bookmark, Flickr favourite or G-Reader item. This has meant that my site has for the last few months become nothing more than the dreaded “link blog” - that is, a stream of pointers to other people’s work.
Given that Twitter’s really good for that sort of thing, I’ve decided to stop putting anything of that sort onto my website, and use the If This, Then That service to push my favourited/starred/fffound/bookmarked items onto a separate Twitter feed, “igorlikes”. I’ll then re-tweet anything that I think others might be interested in via my normal Twitter account, “igorclark”, meaning existing followers can already see stuff I deliberately RT, and can choose to follow the whole stream (should it become any more than a trickle) if they wish.
I’m hoping this might have the side-effect of making me more inclined to write proper blog posts on my site, but I guess we’ll see how that goes.