A Twitter Tweeting Twit


Like many, I was someone who thought Twitter was for sad people who considered anoraks the height of fashion, who went home to the cat and ate microwave meals on a Saturday night.

Well, if that’s the case, then I’m sad, very sad.

(For the record, I do have a cat but no anorak or microwave meals ;))

I love tweeting. So much so that I’ve started to help my friends get on it.

I’m the worst kind of convert – a missionary.

I love the idea that I can have a reach far and wide. That I can let the world (or at least those who follow me) know my opinions. It makes me feel powerful, sought after, wanted.

Oh dear.

But aside from self-gratification that just proves how pathetic I really can be when I put my mind to it, what’s with these spammers?

I mean, what is the point?

They follow me but I don’t follow them. They have a product – I think – and I’m supposed to…what?

Get their free Twitter book?

Then what?

I find it bizarre. I guess I’m not their target market.

And who cares how many followers I have, anyway? Isn’t it about quality, not quantity?

People that really want to hear what I have to say, or potential customers or even, now here’s a thought – a potential client who wants to hear what I have to say?

So maybe I’m missing a big point here. But I don’t think so.

It seems to me that being front of mind to a group of like-minded people whose lives you may be able to positively impact is the key.

Constantly swashing your thoughts and your image across their brains.

Sounds like some kind of thought-control.

Good grief, this is doing my head in…

Do you tweet? Do you love it or loathe it? And are you a quantity or quality person when it comes to followers? Let me know in the comments!

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Lisa Liguori April 15, 2010 at 6:33 am

Well, since I am one of those that you are teaching to twitter, I must say a hardy Thank YOU! As soon as I figure it out, I am sure I will have as much fun as you are….!
Love your posts Alison. Always so well thought out spot on. Keep em coming.


alisongolden April 15, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Aw, shucks. Thank you! We can all benefit. New word: Linklove. πŸ™‚


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