After realising today that I sadly neglect my personal blog at Oddity59, but I use Twitter usually several times per day I decided to add my tweets to that blog, at least as an experiment.
First I located Alex King’s WordPress Plugins, downloaded and installed :
This plugin creates an integration between your WordPress blog and your Twitter account. Pull your tweets into your blog and create new tweets on blog posts and from within WordPress.
I set it up, but then received an error message and was unable to choose a category for the tweets. I headed off to the WordPress forums and found a very useful thread that linked to a copy of the plugin, as modified by thecuriousfrog:
I’ve posted an updated version of the Twitter Tools plugin on my blog http://tinyurl.com/27kyta which works with WordPress 2.3 feel free to grab it. Incidently the TinyURL at the end of the tweet is automatic but you could stop it reasonable easy by editing the plugin.
Now that I’ve activated the plugin I’m not so sure it’s really the right thing to do: after all blogging and micro-blogging are different activities with different characteristics. Twitter now makes blogging seem fairly formal. While I try to be fairly grammatical in my blog posts, and to spell correctly, and to be at least a little coherent, those things all go out the window with Twitter.
As an experiment, it’s definitely worth a try though.