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I'm not your audience

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Until now, I have not put twitter to any good use for myself. I have a list of followers and I had a list of people I was following. I would tweet about this here blog and others would re-tweet and spread the word if they liked what they saw. Until now, I subscribed to the idea that I should follow you if you follow me. Reciprocity is a good thing, and be assured that anyone who sends me a note gets a response, but I strongly feel that the policy of a follow for a follow is bad. After all, I was ignoring every tweet from the people that I "followed" - effectively killing about 80% of twitter's functionality. The truth is I care about what you have to say and I will listen if you direct a comment or a tweet or an email my way - I really, really like to hear from people who come across this blog. I suspect most twitter users out there act like I did - with 1000s of people that they follow and no interest in 999/1000 tweets. It might seem counter-intuitive that I'll assuredly see and pay attention to more by following fewer, but hey, there it is. The truth is, I'm probably just not your audience.

 

Today's photograph is from the amazing Rockefeller Chapel. I posted once before about this building, but have known for quite a while now that I needed explore more deeply. I had the good fortune of entering just as the place was being locked up - I asked if I could stay for a bit and was told "sure - just push the door shut and locked when you are done" (gasp - what luck). What's more, the nice woman locking up asked me if I wanted to play with the lights. That's like giving a kid the keys to the candy store. I spent some time gathering all sorts of images, lights on and off. I rather like the spooky feel of this place - the chapel has a tower and a carillon at the top of the tower (which I got to visit - photographs will be posted soon!). As I was setting up - I saw the carillonneur enter the building and head for the tower steps. A few minutes later the cathedral was brimming with a beautiful fugue - the perfect accompaniment for this Gothic space.

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Taken on February 12, 2010