Lately I’ve been scheduling tweets from the Refreshing Wednesday archive. I pick a random Wednesday in the not-too-distant future, write and schedule the tweet, and move on with my day. I was inspired to start doing this by an automated element in Word Press.
Whenever I publish a new post, click on it, and scroll to the bottom, Word Press shows me three related posts. For example:
I have no idea how the selection criteria works, but it’s a delightful little trail for me to follow. Sometimes it leads to a post I haven’t thought about in a long time. Sometimes what I find is embarrassing in that my thinking has evolved. Sometimes I feel like I’m involved in some kind of connoisseur level navel gazing. And sometimes, the best times, I’m reminded of a person that I wrote about and maybe haven’t been in touch with for a while. (Hello Owen and Drew and DBA and Pearl and Eric and Keri.)
At any rate, I don’t mind this particular human-machine tango. And the tweet that follows is based fully on my judgment of what I find, so I’m still in control. Machine-inflected, maybe, but mostly human still!