PatriotCast has completed its second week, with only 437 to go. I wanted to take a second to reflect on the project so far. This is certainly the first time I have done anything like this and I am learning a lot!
First, I am very pleased with the response and interest I am getting for PatriotCast. I have had almost every tweet mentioned or “retweeted” by one person or another. I am “listed” at about a 10% rate by all my followers. That indicates that people are making an effort to read PatriotCast apart from all the other Twitter feeds they are following. Clicks on this blog continue to increase each week.
I will admit the information seemed a little disjointed and random in the first few weeks, but that is unavoidable. Some of the tweets do not seem to follow a linear plot line. It is harder to find content regarding the days leading up to Lexington and Concord (afterwards is a much different story.) You will find that the story runs better in the next few days as we lead up to the events of the 18th. Then after that the action really gets going and we will start to see some of the stars of this saga.
So far the key element of the project has not revealed itself . The “real time” nature of the project has not taken center stage. The information I have found for the first two weeks of April 1775 have not been very time sensitive. Therefore, I usually take the information and estimate when it would be released on that particular day. In the coming days and especially on the 18th and 19th the reenactment will be broadcast with accuracy down to the historical minute.
Finally, I want to say thank you to the followers who have helped with advice and corrections. I am impressed by the collective knowledge of PatriotCast’s followers. Please let others know about the project and let’s try to create some excitement about Lexington and Concord!