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Today I asked a question on Twitter that I’d like to also ask here so that I can get longer replies (if anyone has one). Recently, I realized that some of my old blog posts get questions or comments that (at least to me) tend to be interesting and/or useful. So I figured I’d start tweeting links to posts that were getting the attention.
However, it occurred to me that it could be annoying to people to get those old links cluttering up their Twitter stream, so I asked:
I'm trying tweeting my old blog posts which are getting interesting comments or questions. Annoying or useful?
— Marc D Anderson (@sympmarc) November 9, 2010
(BTW, showing the tweet above is my first attempt at using the new Bring Tweets To Your Content method recently rolled out by WordPress using Twitter BlackBird Pie. Very cool.)
I got several responses, which basically all said “Useful, but tell us why you are tweeting it.” Some were sent by DM, but here are a couple of the public ones:
RT @sympmarc Tweeting old blog posts which are getting interesting comments or questions. Annoying or useful? <- New comments always useful
— Jim Bob Howard (@jbhoward) November 9, 2010
@sympmarc useful, perhaps add stats w/ the tweet?
— AndrewClark (@bitterac) November 9, 2010
What do you think?