During the months of March and April, I used the Lifestream plugin for WordPress to push my social media activities to my blog as a Daily Digest. The experiment is now complete and I am intending to return to my regular blog practices. Ironically, in the two months the number of regular blog posts did not change from prior practice (I usually post about 3 times per month). I hope to up the number a bit.
Why the end? First, it didn’t really generate any interaction with my readers. Without an interaction, it seems kind of pointless. Secondly, I couldn’t ever figure out to automatically do a “read more” option when the Digests got too long. Finally, it’s kind of weird to see all the media activity so tightly gathered into one place. Obviously, I can control what appears in the digest but my thought was to include everything. Maybe it’s FourSquare making it kind of weird?
I’m going to keep the plugin running in the background and possibly add a widget feed instead of the Daily Digest. This way it can stream by like Friendfeed or Facebook but the interactions can occur on the actual media site.