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Lewes blogs/twitter

On 19 Apr 2012 at 11:51am @mrmzholland wrote:
Hello all
I've set up a little website which links to the latest blogposts and tweets by people in and around Lewes.
So if you'd like to see what people are posting locally, have a look. If you wouldn't, then don't
Hopefully the link below should work...

Check it out here »
On 19 Apr 2012 at 2:55pm brixtonbelle wrote:
But you haven't included that shoreditch refugee who featured on the forum a few months ago !
On 19 Apr 2012 at 3:02pm @mrmzholland wrote:
I think I have
On 19 Apr 2012 at 4:10pm Cliffite wrote:
Can't see it - love the artists work but can't read their font of choice, just makes my eyes hurt. Shame
On 19 Apr 2012 at 4:31pm Kettle wrote:
Agreed - a bit of cross-platform testing required perhaps.
On 19 Apr 2012 at 5:10pm Bored wrote:
God, Lewes Twitter has even more crap than this forum
On 19 Apr 2012 at 5:47pm @mrmzholland wrote:
Hi 'Cliffite' and 'Kettle', thanks for taking a look
Maybe you could leave a comment on Lyndsey's blog about the font, I'm sure she'd appreciate the feedback. I agree, her pictures are great.
'Bored' - I know *I* talk a load of rubbish on Twitter normally But there are some really interesting people around locally and sometimes Twitter is a good place to get early updates on what's going on around town. If it's not for you, fair enough. Thanks for taking a look anyway, much appreciated.
On 19 Apr 2012 at 9:31pm king cnut wrote:
Nice one!
On 20 Apr 2012 at 5:07am @mrmzholland wrote:
Thanks 'king cnut' It's not half as pretty or clever as I'd like but it does the job.
On 20 Apr 2012 at 10:00am Cliffite wrote:
Aha! I was thinking "hmm not many blogs about Lewes" until I saw tucked away on the right hand side the link to the list of all bloggers, rather than the three lastest blog posts that centralise on the page taking my attention.
On 20 Apr 2012 at 10:45am @mrmzholland wrote:
Yes - you're quite right. The blog I've set up only lists posts dating from after when I set it up (a day or two ago). As time goes by that'll fill up a bit more. At the moment it's set up to only show the last three posts on the front page - I could change that I guess.
I'll try and make things a bit clearer at some point - it's currently a bit rough and ready but I thought I'd share it anyway
Again, thanks for checking it out, and thanks for the feedback!
On 20 Apr 2012 at 11:29am Cliffite wrote:
I guess it comes down to how busy the Lewesian bloggers are and how many latest blog posts there are / will be
On 20 Apr 2012 at 2:14pm Dave wrote:
The trouble with twitter is you have to wade through so much utter drivel to get to anything remotely interesting just take a look at the twitter thingy on this forum. Why on earth is anyone interested in where you are or what you're eating?
It make this forum seem positively rivetting.
As some comedian once said 'twitter, for people who can't shut up even when they are on their own'
or is there something I'm missing?
On 20 Apr 2012 at 5:08pm @mrmzholland wrote:
Hi Dave
Well, I'd say you're right on both counts: (a) there *is* a lot of 'drivel' (if by that you mean phatic talk and chit-chat) on Twitter, and also (b) there *is* something you're missing.
Twitter is just a medium for people to communicate, in a direct and instant way. It's a place for building relationships as well as having the big conversations. So sometimes, yes, there can be a lot of small talk in amongst the news and opinion.
You're quite right that people might not be interested in what you've had for breakfast or that you're on the train (or in pictures of your cat, or your new shoes), and in that case people can choose not to 'follow' you, or simply to scroll past those posts. I don't know about you, but I have lots of those sorts of conversations with people I meet - I'm not always particularly interested in those aspects but that's part of social life, and a 'price' worth paying to get to know people and to build meaningful relationships.

If you like, you can choose to follow only people who stick the 'important' stuff, or news outlets. Many people do, and get a lot out of Twitter that way. Most people do a bit of both.
In essence, I totally understand the idea that "if you've nothing important to say, don't say anything", but in my experience life, and people, can be a bit more messy than that Sometimes you can start chatting with someone about the fact that you've missed a bus and end up having a really interesting conversation about something completely different. It's the unpredictable nature of it that I love in many ways. I've been lucky to 'meet' (online *and* in real life) many fascinating people through Twitter.
Anyway enough of my drivel - don't want to use it all up! (no danger of that, haha). My main point I suppose is that it's about conversations - not just having to read about what people are doing.
All the best - I think I've proved why I should stick to 140 characters!

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