By templedf on Jul 17, 2009
So, you may have noticed that I haven't been blogging much lately. That's partially because I'm completely swamped and partially because I've started tweeting a lot of the things that I would have normally blogged. I'm finding that for posting links or sending out tips and tricks, Twitter is lower overhead than blogging.
One of the things I've been doing on Twitter is a Grid Engine Tip of the Day. Most of the time it's something that I just answered on the mailing list. In general, though, it's intended to be little things that you might not have realized or known about.
Something I really like about Twitter is that it's more conversational. Yes, you can leave comments on my blog posts, and yes it technically fills the same purpose, but it just seems so much more natural to just ask a question on Twitter. Of course, before asking a question is helpful, I have to build a following. To that end, I've started doing something else on Twitter. When people respond to the questions I ask, I've been sending the first ones "thank-you gifts", which thus far has been 4GB USB memory sticks with the OpenSolaris logo. Think of it as positive reinforcement\*.
\*: I reserve the right to be completely arbitrarily about when and to whom I send something and what I send them, if I send them anything. Proper positive reinforcement demands randomness.