Customizing your twitter background… and a challenge

August 15, 2010

When I read the challenge at of doing something that you’ve been putting off NOW, I decided to customize my twitter background.

Turns out that it is hyper-easy. The most difficult part is to make the image.  And even this is easy. I created a wider than normal slide in Powerpoint (to cater for the 1960 pixel screens) and saved that as an PNG file. My background is simple, designed to keep everything at the left of the twitter contents.  Since the twitter contents is centered on the screen it is impossible to create something that will work always, but I bargained on most people opening their browser at 800×600 or larger. For the actual design I re-used my blog pictures.

Check my twitter page out here.

OK, it took me more than 5 minutes, but not much. The lesson sometimes one must just get off your backside and do what you’ve been thinking about for a while.

Julien Smith at inoveryourhead notice that momentum comes from pushing, not from planning. Confidence comes from scars and risk, not from indecision. So I will re-issue Julien’s challenge on my blog:

Q: What is a five-minute action you can take today that will make tomorrow better? I don’t care if it’s cleaning your house or writing one paragraph. You’re going to do it now.
A: Drop everything right now, act on that for five minutes, and then come back and tell me what you did.

Like Julien, I will act as your conscience, just I won’t be fooled… I expect you to comment here today, or you clearly aren’t actually reading!