Friday, August 5, 2011

On the Twitterlution

Tweet! Tweet!
Awww, now isn't that cute??

For those of you who don't recognize the happy blue bird holding the 'follow me!' sign, he's the cartoonized mascot of the ever growing, ever popular, and to me at least, ever confusing or Twitter as those in 'the know' call it.

I've been trying to get a handle on all the facets of Social Media, and I'm pretty sure each of them will end up with their own WTH?! blog post.

Today's is obviously Twitter, and its status updates known universally as 'Tweets'. Now as I stated in my self-promotion post, I'm trying to get my name, and thereby my work, out 'there'. Apparently the only way to do that is by becoming not only a member of Twitter, but actually becoming a actively productive member of the 'Twitterverse'.

I get that it's similar to blogging, and to the status updates on Facebook (more on FB in a later post), but seriously, don't I spend enough time talking to myself without having to add another site and/or app on my phone?

On top of that, I currently have a whopping 10 followers, and some of those I think set it up to automatically follow me when I followed them. At least, I think that's the case. I don't really know, and I haven't actually found a helpful site to answer my questions.

Questions like: How do I get more followers, and Why doesn't anyone respond to my 'tweets'?

Of course, if I have followers I'll have to actually tweet, and that is one more responsibility heaped onto my already towering plate o' responsibilities.

Gotta love being an adult.

If anyone has any suggestions for how to go about finding my 'twitter groove' in this new and confusing world where everyone is a member of twitter including my OBGYN, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Maybe it isn't too late to get involved in the  'Twitterlution'.

Now, Go 'Follow me!'!



  1. I don't get it either...especially since my tweets (& yours) show up on FB. Is it correct to respond to them in FB? Or do I have to respond to them in Twitter? Please for god sake don't tell me I need to do it in BOTH places. How is this making our lives easier and keeping us connected?

  2. Im a new follower
    Following from the YA BLogosphere :)

  3. Welcome, Phantom Paragrapher. Love to here your thoughts and opinions on my posts. I've followed you as well.

  4. LOL! My Darling RSE, as soon as I post this comment, I will follow your tweets and try to figure out where I find them! I think I have A follower... lol Cups Up! xoxo