Or so it would seem.
Meanwhile, I ran another Lambda function that posts links from my blogs to my timeline, hoping I could drive some engagement and not look dead. I generally get good results from this (no one thinks I'm dead yet), with new and interesting people finding and following me, commenting, and giving me a chance to follow them in return.
Recently I received some feedback that, well, a timeline consisting solely of links to my blog posts was getting a bit boring. Of course, due to the finite nature of my time and number of posts thus far, there was beginning to be some repetition. Frankly, I agree with the assessment - I'm just not sure what to do about it.
I continue to attract new and interesting comments and followers, so I didn't want to kill the function completely. Of course, I don't want to bore the nice people who are already following me for updates, either.
So I started hanging out more on Twitter, collectively spending about 3 hours more on it over the week, which is normal for some but a lot for me.
I wondered if there was a programmatic way I could make my tweets more useful, interesting, or otherwise less boring, while still sharing my links. I thought of including useful information like the weather or how many socks are in my laundry hamper so far, or even experimenting with a language generator that tried to sound like me.
I don't have a good answer yet.
As a jumping off point, here is the Lambda function that I use to post RSS links to my Twitter feed. Maybe opening it up to the creative and funny people on dev.to and open source GitHub 'verse can help to generate some ideas.
If you're reading this because you're one of my followers, thanks for sticking around! You guys say such interesting things.
If you're not yet one of my followers, you're welcome to jump on board. The fun is about to begin! I think.
And in any case, as always, contributions welcome.