Several months back a friend and I had discussed Twitter and he strongly encouraged me to join. “It would be a good way to promote [my] photography,” he said. I’m still not sure how, but I’ve indeed joined Twitter.
Feel free to follow me @kjkettnerphoto and we’ll try to have some fun. My intention is to post a note when I update this blog, or perhaps find some fantastic images online somewhere else. I do loathe junk mail and such, so rest assured there will not be 600 messages from me a day.
I’m not a fan of the PR blasts that seem to be the case with a variety of Twitter-folk. That being said, I’m a news junkie and I’ve already “unfollowed” one news correspondent I like because he’s way too work-oriented and likes to push said PR blasts.
Another correspondent I enjoy has three messages about his beloved Red Sox, and I’m okay with that. As Guillaume Apollinaire said,”Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” It’s good to stop once in awhile and cheer on your favorite baseball team. For Pete’s sake, it’s midnight, there is no need to still be “tweeting” about the vice-president and his comments in rural Iowa.
One final note: This will be the first and last time I use the word “tweet” in this space. I hate the word and dislike the amount America likes to use it. Journalists should consult a thesaurus to learn new words to say the same thing, instead of blurting out “tweet” all of the time.