Do You Twitter?
I Twitter, though for the life of me I can’t understand why some people — even my friends — use Twitter the WAY they do.
A very good Internet Marketing guru (a good friend of mine, who shall remain nameless for the moment), twitters constantly. You can find out when he’s going to the store, taking a trip, having dinner with friends. One of the posts he wrote was something like “Mmmm. Barbecuing burgers in the backyard. YUM!”
(I expect another tweet from him just like that one this Labor Day weekend.)
What’s the point of that?
I have no idea.
Some people say it’s so that your readers can get closer and more personal with you. But that seems like a waste of time to me — for both the Tweeter and the Tweetee.
My time is valuable to me, so when I twitter — which is not so often — I want to make sure that there is an actual reason for taking my reader’s time.
A few days ago, I wrote about Seth Godin’s Tip Jar post. Someone wrote a comment about how Seth doesn’t Twitter. I thought he did, and I wrote him about it. Turns out I was wrong. Seth doesn’t Twitter at all.
Seth had an impostor that was tweeting in his name. The page is gone now, though.
If you don’t know about Twitter, you can think of it as a micro-blogging system. The question on the home page is “What are you doing?” and they give you 140 characters to say it.
You can receive and post to Twitter using your cell phone or computer, and you can include links, too.
So I can see it’s usefulness in marketing and regular life. But my question to you is…do YOU use Twitter? If you do, who do you follow and why do you follow them?
And finally…do you WANT to read about the personal details of someone’s offline life? What DO you want to read?
To Your success,
P.S. My Twitter page, if you want to follow me there, is http://www.Twitter.com/markwidawer
Even if you don’t Twitter yet, I recommend you go there now to register a Twitter page under your own name, before someone else with the same name does…or someone does it maliciously (like with Seth).
I invite you to leave your Twitter URL in your comment below, along with your answers to the questions I asked.
P.P.S. To my friends in the USA — especially those of you who work for yourselves or for someone else, enjoy your holiday. It’s in your honor.
And ONE last thing…
Watch your email this coming week…more info about my Traffic System is coming soon. Get on the Priority list if you want to know about it sooner rather than late.