Sunday, March 27, 2011

Crotchety on Twitter: Part Two

My last post was about following people and other entities on Twitter. I'm only following 176 entities and could spend all day every day keeping up with the Tweets. With Facebook I usually manage to read all the status updates and posts from friends I haven't hidden or unfriended. With Twitter I don't even try.

Selecting Twitter accounts to follow is easy enough. Once I was following enough people, Twitter started recommending other accounts to follow. Getting folks to follow me has been a lot more challenging.

I hear a good way to get followers is to post (frequently) on trending topics. The more brilliant the post, the more likely it will be to result in a new follower or two. Talk about pressure...

Right now I have 28 followers. Of those, eleven (including two porn sites) appear to be businesses hoping I'll return the favor by following them. Another thirteen (all women but one)look like they're probably real people. Four are people I know.

Whenever possible I've been posting links to my blog. If the trending topic hits something I wrote about in the past, I'll post that link, too. According to Google Analytics, this strategy has so far attracted four people to the blog.

Twitter isn't nearly as much fun as Facebook. In fact, building a presence on Twitter is hard work. I'll stick with it for a while, but extra work really wasn't on the wish list for...

The Crotchety Old Man

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