I don’t know how many of you are Twitter followers and/or enthusiasts. I resisted the medium until just a few months ago, and then happily succumbed, greeting the task of constructing those little 140-character nuggets as a brain-stretching exercise similar to haiku.

In any event, Washington Monthly is trying something a bit different beginning today. Virtually all magazines have twitter feeds, but they are usually automated or churned out by some poor intern who would prefer to write on his or her own feed, and typically just promote magazine content. From now on @washmonthly will be a genuine collective feed from our editors and staff that not only promotes content in our print and online universe, but also supplies commentary on events of the day.

If you’re a fan of the Monthly, please follow @washmonthly. This is a bit of an experiment, and if it doesn’t add value we won’t just keep it going. But I think it will be useful–and fun.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.