Saturday, February 27, 2010

I Stumbled Upon 500 Shares


Apparently that's the limit on the number of shares you can receive before your stumble button needs to be cleared.

I say that because, after a six-week break from stumbling, 500 was the number of shares I had waiting for me when I logged in this morning.

It wouldn't surprise me to learn that I had received 500 shares by the time the first week went by. Typically I would find a hundred, stumble through them, thumb what I feel to be appropriate and write a lot of notes.

Anyone whose active on StumbleUpon and has known me for any period of time is aware that I'm not one of those people who collects mutual subscribers {sic} in order to bump up my number, nor is my focus pushing traffic to my blog.

Quite the opposite, in fact. I value my social media friends, whether it's here, on Twitter or on Facebook, enjoy engaging with them and am quite happy to give a hand, however that may be.

I use the Share feature on StumbleUpon more as a way to connect with friends than I do to request support for my content.

To be sure, I appreciate my friends supporting my effort as much as I am happy to support theirs. And I do ask for stumbles, on occasion, but that's rare in comparison to the number of notes I send simply to foster a Human Connection.

Since first signing on {17 December, 2007} this was the longest break I've taken from stumbling. I didn't see any way I could devote the time and attention I normally would, not if I wanted to start stumbling again and engage with my friends.

Sorry to say, what I saw to be my only reasonable option was to click through the shares as quickly as possible, not even giving the pages enough time to load, in order to get back to zero so I can return to a normal stumbling routine.

It will be good to get back to stumbling, with at least some semblance of regularity as I have in the past, and re-connect with my friends on StumbleUpon.

I'd like to become further engaged with my stumbling friends both on Twitter and Facebook {yes, that's me}. If you have content you wish to get around let me know, through those channels, and I'll do what I can. Needless to say, I appreciate the same consideration.

If we haven't connected yet on StumbleUpon, you'll find me here. Subscribe, check Accept shares to my toolbar and send me a note. I'll get back to you.


Gerald Weber said...

Hey buddy. I did notice your absence. Sometimes it's good to take a "technology break" and come back fresh. Good to see you back. :-)

Unknown said...

You have been missed here in our small community.

Chris Stonecipher said...

I noticed your abscense and I surely missed your witty humor, friendship and Gonzo papers including the smokin hot list. Welcome back my friend

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