Am I a twit?

23 May

I feel like a twit.

Every day I labor over Twitter. How many people are following me? Have I posted enough Tweets today?

For me, twitter is a marketing tool. I am building up my followers to increase traffic to my blog, my books and my articles. I don’t take any pleasure in it (unless my followers go up significantly).

Facebook is about friendship to me. Facebook is how I continue friendships with those I don’t have time to see. Facebook is an absolute joy and pleasure. Twitter in painful!

Still, I will persevere. I almost have a respectable 500 followers with is minimally acceptable for a blogger apparently. To achieve this I have hand to Tweet and re-Tweet constantly (sorry Laura) as well as follow as many people as Twitter will allow. You can’t follow an unlimited number of people. How many people you are allowed to follow is set as a ratio against how many are following you.

It’s a process. It’s a tedious process.

Luckily I work with some young Twitter-savvy people. One in particular showed me her 800 plus followers and showed me how to use the # (hash tag).

I feel so old. I think younger people enjoy this constant interaction. This constant feeding of thoughts and responding to the thoughts of others is tiring. I literally have to lie down and recover from a few days devoted to Twitter.

So please ‘follow’ this exhausted  and reluctant Twit. Twitter has hijacked my life



2 Responses to “Am I a twit?”

  1. Jodie May 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    Hi Jo,
    Facebook is for old friends and twitter is for new friends. Just try @ing a few people about what they are talking about, join in a conversation. Find people who interest you and engage them. you will find it will get a whole lot more interesting.
    and stop counting the followers, that helps to enjoy it too, 😉


  2. Jo May 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    I love that. Thanks!


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