Daily Foglifter: Twitter users send 1 Billion tweets each week.
I’m taking the plunge and joining Twitter–something I said I’d never do. That was before I had a blog and thought Twitter was a bunch of self-indulgent morons and celebrities who thought “I just wiped my nose” was an important enough event to share with the world. It is that, but it’s also a tool to attract readers. And I want more readers. Now, I just need to figure out how to use it
I’m hopelessly lost when it comes to the “interwebs” and other such things. Facebook used to baffle me. It still does in many respects. I managed to set up a Momfog page, but now what? What’s it good for? Right now it’s just a bunch of links to my blog and that is boring and lazy. It needs character. It needs people. I guess I’m supposed to beg everyone to like it, but I hate that. I always feel like I’m being pushy. Timidity is not helpful in blog promotion. Neither is annoying the mess out of people. There’s a happy medium, but darned if I know what it is.
So, now I have a Twitter account just sitting there, waiting for me to do something. I sent one tweet (Is there a more annoying word?) and I did that by accident. I mean, where did it go? Twitter purgatory? Did it go to my one follower? What did she think when she got a retweet from me that has nothing to do either of us? It’s embarrassing. I’m glad she knows I’m a clueless idiot.
I was recently informed about hash tags, which is the first thing that makes any sense to me. I’m going to use this newly acquired knowledge and see what happens. I plan to spend the weekend Tweeting (or is it Twittering?) my little heart out. I have about 80 posts I could tweet. That ought to keep me busy and ensure no one follows me.
“A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.” ~Bill Cosby