Non-brilliant and happy? Probably in! Brilliant and happy? Probably in! Smart with a little bit of edge? Maybe. Just angry? No thanks.
I like this and some of the other suggestions he has. Increasingly, what I’m thinking I’d like from my Twitter stream is “Wow!”. That is to say, each time I open Twitter I would like to see at least one thing that makes it worth my time. Something enlightening or thought provoking or interesting or just makes me smile.
One strategy I have long employed, keeping the number of people I follow low (currently at 375 but I think my “sweet spot” is 350) and being fairly choosy about it. That said, I always feel like there are people I should be following to increase the Wow! factor that I’m not yet. Either I have yet to discover them or, my brain has not made the leap from “I love this person’s work and find them fascinating.” to “I should follow them on Twitter”. I’m sort of slow on the uptake that way.
Anywho, I’m always open to suggestions if you have them. I’m @patrickrhone on Twitter.