Eric B. Thomasma



Twitter - my morning shoutouts.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 8:01 AM

Twitter - my morning shoutouts.


Yesterday, after I completed offering my daily alliteration to the tweople on the Morning Shoutout lists and responding to a couple of tweople, I received a message from Twitter that I had reached my limit for tweets and that I wouldn't be able tweet again for several hours.  This is disappointing and unexpected.  Some time ago someone mentioned being put in "jail" for so many tweets so quickly, assuming the process was automated, but since I paste and click "Send" for every tweet, I never received any warning about that.  


But this is different.  This is a warning about reaching the maximum number of Tweets allowed per day.  This means, for all intents and purposes, that I have reached the limit of people that I can send a daily alliteration to.  No longer will I be able to continue adding writers to the list to offer an alliteration to make you think, or smile, or occasionally look up a word you aren't familiar with.  No longer will new additions be able to look at the people they are grouped with, and find wonderful people, (mostly writers) to follow.  No longer can I continue to help build a group of friendly and supportive writers for you to follow and tweet.


This saddens me, not only for myself, but for the untold number of writers that I haven't yet found, or that haven't yet found me.  I think it's completely unfair and wrong that they have to be excluded.  When I made the decision to use my daily greetings in support of my fellow writers, I decided that it was not up to me to decide who should or should not be included, and that anyone who claimed the title "writer" was worthy of being added to the list.  I still feel that way.  Last Friday, I tweeted "Final Friday" to signify that I had accomplished my goal of providing a daily alliteration for a full year without any repeats, but I think it is now the last Friday alliterative shoutout, and that this is the end of the daily shoutouts.


For now...


I have an idea.

But it's just an idea.

I will need some time to turn it into a plan.

But I'll be back.

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Reply Steve Douglass
8:49 AM on October 26, 2011 
You are a credit to the writing profession.
Reply Eric B. Thomasma
8:55 AM on October 26, 2011 
Thanks Steve.