Blog Oklahoma Newsletter - Twitter
It's the last newsletter for the year and I end up talking about Twitter.
Have you been watching the trainwreck that is now Twitter? It’s really disheartening to watch the downfall of a much-used service. The latest blocks removed from the wobbly Twitter Jenga tower have been the blue check fiasco, the banning of Journalists, and the attempted garden walling of the service by disallowing links to other social services like Mastodon, Instagram, and Facebook. For the last week, it seems to be Musk’s goal to scrub any link to Mastodon from Twitter. Sad for sure. In a form of minor protest, I’ve blacked out my profile avatar and banner on my primary Twitter accounts. I haven’t bailed on Twitter yet. It could turn around once Musk inevitably sells it off. Plus, I’m stubborn, I’ll keep my accounts up and active enough just to keep them from being squatted on.
## Holiday Schedule
This will be the last official newsletter of the year. I’m taking the next two weeks off for Christmas and the New Year. I know the timing of it all. We just moved to a new newsletter service and I’m already taking time off. Ha!
## Next Year
In a way it’s good I’ll have a little downtime. Even though I’ll be busy with family and work projects, it does give me a little time to think about the future of this newsletter and the podcast. It really bums me out the podcast just didn’t work out this year. It was one thing after another and delay after delay. Frustrating to be sure.
During the first week of January, I’m going to sit down and plan out the year. Once I have the plan done, I’m going to publish it on the Blog Oklahoma Trello for everyone to review. So, the goal for the whole year is to stick to that plan. It feels small saying that, but it’s an honest goal.
## In The News
What’s old is new again. With the change in Newsletter services and formatting, it’s time to revisit something I was using before moving to Revue. Yes, it’s back to the list of headlines. It works and I won’t have to come up with something clever to say about each news story. That’s harder than it sounds. Also, it will save a lot of time when it comes to publishing.
## Some YouTube Likes
## In Conclusion
I wish you a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, and a joyous New Year. Stay warm everyone. See you in 2023.
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