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Unplugging My Twitter Feed from Facebook

My Facebook feed is about to become much quieter since I’ll be unhooking Twitter from auto-posting into it. I’m doing this to reduce the online surface area that generates notifications for me to attend to.

Those of you that know me know that I’m a pretty crappy correspondent when it comes to responding to anything other than a text or a tweet, and even getting a response out of me on those channels are suspect some (most?) days.

Why that’s the case is a whole other blog post I’ll eventually get to some day, but the nutshell version is that I triage a daily torrent of communications across work and personal accounts that averages about 500 packets of information a day with peaks up to 700.

About 50% of those are informational that require no action other than a quick skim, 25% take me to information I’m required to view for work or are interested in personally viewing, and the remaining 25% necessitate some sort of response.

What I’ve noticed is that the 25% was about 10% a couple of years ago, and it seems to keep increasing. For all of my introversion, social connections are important to me, but they do take a certain type of energy for me to muster. This energy is finite, and in the face of increasing demands, something had to give and Facebook ended up on the chopping block.

My blog will still auto-post to Facebook and you can still find me on Twitter, and email.

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The Chris Kilbourns

Bet you didn’t know that I’m part of a cabal on Facebook.

You should like it.

How to Connect Your WordPress Blog to Social Services Like Linkedin – A Guide

Chris Lange asked how I have my WordPress blog posts appear on Linkedin, so here’s a brief guide.

Log into your WordPress account and select Settings –> Sharing from the navigation menu on the left-hand side of the page.

The WordPress Settings/Sharing Menu Item

At the top of the page, there are the Publicize boxes, including Linkedin. Click on “Add new…”, authenticate, and you’re done!

The Publicize Options

The Publicize Options