And the story starts

August 16, 2010 Twitter Story

The Twitter story stars up today, under hashtag #vhfstr1. It’s a short story (cut to half its original length) set some years before Firestorm.

In summary:
  • One tweet per day at 12:00 GMT
  • Over 80 tweets in total
  • A weekly roundup on the blog
  • Starting 16th August and running through to November

It’s the first project of this type I have done, and it will be interesting to see how it works. I am very, very nervous, but I think that will get better once it gets to 12:00, the first tweet goes out, and nothing awful happens. My nerves do have a reason – after setting it all up, the Twitter API failed this morning. Hopefully that problem is now fixed.

Two issues that did cause a delay was whether the tweets should be numbered, and if a blog URL should be included with each. Intially I’ve decided to number the tweets, in case something goes wrong with the schedule. The URL is being added infrequently to the shorter tweets where it won’t interfere with the story.

Fingers crossed!