Link Love: Twitter Status

As of April 30, WordPress is no longer able to auto-post to Twitter. According to correspondence from WordPress, they worked to renegotiate the API access with Twitter but were unable to come to an agreement. I know many of you have been following the Twitter downfall and, for the most part, I have avoided any involvement in all the hullaballoo as I am not a heavy user of Twitter. I read a bit and make sure that blog content auto-posts for those who use Twitter to track new pen content. But, alas, I can no longer keep my head in the sand about the changing tides at Twitter.

While it serves no real purpose any longer, I am not quite ready to delete and close the Desk Twitter account but I suspect that it will be on the horizon.

Are there social media services you think the Desk should be participating in or that would make finding new Desk content convenient for you? Let me know in the comments.




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In honor of the one-year birthday and “forever home” anniversary of Zoey and her kittens, I made a special section for animal posts this week. I also wanted to include a photo of Zoey and her kittens from one-year ago today and a HUGE THANKS to everyone who made donations and purchased our special cat-themed prints to help support the cat rescue here including their vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries. We adopted out three of the kittens last year but three have stayed with us — Pepper, Apple and Cooper– as well as Mama Zoey (Bob spells her name Zowie like Bowie).

One year ago today, Zoey and her kitten zoo!
The kittens, all grown up and Zoey, healthy and happy and safe.

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  1. I generally interact with you through receiving your posts in email, but if you’re looking to join another social media site, I’d love to see you on Mastodon. If you’re put off by the process of choosing an instance, which seems to be a stumbling block for a lot of people (and kept me away from Mastodon for a while), just know that you can change instances later if you want/need to. (Warning: Your followers will move to the new server, but your posts won’t.) I’m on, have been very happy with, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to you. Also, there is a WordPress plug that will let you automate your posting to Mastodon:

    1. Another awesome recommendation. I’ve been considering stepping into Mastadon but just hadn’t taken the time to do it yet. Appreciate the info!

  2. I appreciate that you crosspost to Tumblr. I’ve been using my RSS feeder less, but I can keep up with you there.

  3. There’s an active pen set on Micro.Blog, and we’d love to welcome you! There’s an integration to automate announcing new posts from WP, and even a way to search for posts using the emoji to make it easy to find pen and pen-adjacent posts.

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