Confessions of the Tweet-less
Yeah, I admit it. I don’t get Twitter so I’m on a quest to increase my Twitter presence and knowledge base about all things Twitterville. I understand the part about the 140 character limitation, but what I don’t understand is how to use those limitations to
- build relationships
- find people or groups to follow
- gain a following
I think Facebook has spoiled me in the sense that I am so comfortable with it, that I feel like I’d stick out like a social fish out of water on Twitter. If not careful, social media will consume over 50% of the time that I don’t have. Of course, I need to be strategic in casting my net and not follow people “just because.” Just ‘because what’ you might ask? Just because people, I know, are following someone does not mean that I should follow someone. Just because someone seems to be popular is not to say that I should follow them if I don’t feel that I have an interest in that person on what they have to offer.
Since social media is all about relationships, it’s important to me that my interest be genuine or else I really will stick out like a social fish out of water. How do I keep it real and in perspective? What will make people want to “follow” me on Twitter?
How much time should I commit to Twitter and the tweeting process? How much is too much time to invest in Twitter and tweeting? What’s too little? How do I draw people in with my tweets?
So many questions, so little time. I’ve decided to try to get myself a little help and what can help and natural my first thought was to seek self-help books (physical or digital really doesn’t matter). I headed over to the amazon of books, Amazon.com and entered “Twitter” in the search box. Since I’m a reader and all titles look interesting to me, I figured that if I wanted to eat the rest of the week, I’d better get the Kindle (albeit, less expensive) versions of the title.
So here’s what I have on my “Twindle”