Personal echo chamber

Amongst bloggers, the definition of ‘the echo chamber‘ is pretty well known and I guess most of us are trying to create as much ‘new’ content as possible rather than just repeating what others are saying over and over again (sometimes even without checking the facts). Today I want to welcome you to the personal echo chamber.

Set up a Twitter account and sign up to as many people as possible, many will return the favor. Then use Twitter to send tweets talking about every single blogpost you’ve just put online. Half of your blogposts will consist of ‘links for the day’ referring to your feed, in which you link to the other half of your blogposts where you point out to your latest podcast and why people should listen to that one. Obviously your podcast will be all about being a blogger (referring the url if needed) and you will end every conversation with the question about what people think about Twitter (referring your own feed).

Enjoy the conversation with yourself about you, should be fun.  Sorry for the sarcasm, just felt like it today ;)



  1. Linda says:

    Hi Kris – this made me smile, working in journalism and PR (sometimes!) it’s difficult for me to resist an “urge” to send links to stuff I’ve written on Twitter, in the vain hope someone new will read it! This also goes for a very recent interview I’ve done for :)

    But then I don’t do it all the time or have ‘links of the day’ or del.ic.ious pretty much and try and save it for when (I hope you like this bit!) someone has something interesting to say. :)

  2. Kris Hoet says:

    Hi Linda – I guess doing so for a blog on Twitter it might make sense but as I told you most of the people that I follow on Twitter are also in my RSS reader so I’ll notice when they have something new up anyway.

    Of course it’s meant with sarcasm, some self promotion is always fine. I guess that every channel has it’s own purpose and they should be used with that in mind. I don’t like it either when someone calls me asking if I saw their email they sent the minute before… catch my drift ;)

  3. Tom Raftery says:

    Obviously your tongue was very firmly in cheek when you put this post together Kris but just in ase anyone takes you seriously let me just warn them that if anyone did try such a strategy they would very quickly have a very personal echo chamber.

    It would also be a very private echo chamber.

    It would also be a very lonely place.

    They would end up talking to themselves as everyone else would have unsubbed!

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