Twitter is wonderful. The amount of information which flows through Twitter every hour is astounding. I monitor Twitter most of the day and see all these great comments, photos and links. I just do not have time to read them all.
I learned very quickly about how to Favorite a tweet. This lets me go back to the tweets when I have time. Sounds like a plan, doesn’t it? As I look at my Favorites link right now I have 828 Favorites. A daunting number and hence my trouble with Twitter.
Many of my Favorite tweets are photography related so, for this week’s Photography blog, I am going to share a few. Do not worry, it will only be five of them.
Those who follow my @sthomasphotos Twitter account know I re-tweet out a lot from Scott Bourne, who publishes the Photofocus blog I have linked under Photography blogs in the sidebar. Scott just gets it when it comes to photography and when he tweeted out this: Photograph what matters to you – http://bit.ly/fUV6ko. I knew it was an instant Favorite. Follow the link and I think you will agree.
Craft & Vision is the eBook publishing website for David duChemin. Besides tweeting out the latest photography ebook or sale, Craft & Vision tweets out information and links about the state of photography today. Most of those tweets make me stop and take notice, like this one: Are You an Artist or Just Another Photographer? http://bit.ly/bEKfms
Not all the tweets I mark as a Favorite are on photography. Some have very important lessons to teach from other’s misfortunes. Many of you know IvoryHut (Erika) suffered a huge loss when her family’s home was destroyed by a fire last year. A few weeks later, she tweeted out this article: Fire is a powerful teacher. http://ow.ly/2VegJ. I suggest you read this and take stock of your life.
I follow several accounts which are Twitter aggregators. They grab tweets from hundreds of accounts. Here’s an example: 32 Great Examples of Long Exposure http://ht.ly/2hda2. One of the ways to become better at photography is to look at good photographs and such tweets show some of best photos about a type of photography.
If you have a Twitter account, I urge you to follow the accounts I have linked to today. My version of a Follow Friday (#FF). There, now I am down to 823 Favorites!