Monday, May 18, 2009

Tweet, Tweet, Tweet (aka How Tweet it is)

"It's one of the fastest-growing phenomena on the Internet."
- New York Times

"Twitter is on its way to becoming the next killer app."
- TIME Magazine

"Suddenly, it seems as though all the world's a-twitter."
- Newsweek


I'm on Twitter. Actually, I'm on Twitter as me, as LASR/WC and as Goddess Fish (our promo company) -- feel free to follow all of me. In the past, had played around on it a bit, tweeting here and there and wondering what all the hype was about.

Last night, though, I tried something. I spent an hour on Twitter sending tweets as LASR/WC. I talked to nearly everyone I followed (or at least it seemed that way). We talked about laundry and food and books and weather. Tweet after Tweet after Tweet. And, yes, I can see how it could become addicting!

This morning, I checked my site stats. I had a huge number of hits from Twitter. Coincidence? I think not.

So, what does this mean? It means I get WAY more reciprocation from Twitter than I do from Facebook and MySpace. I may have lots of friends on both, and they may send me creatures for my undersea garden or poke me... but that doesn't make them visit my website. OTOH, if I mention my book there, will they listen? Maybe. But I have to admit to being pretty impressed with the stats.

And so, I've blocked off time during the day to Tweet (as all three of me... you don't think this will cause an identity crisis, do you?). It's amazing how much you can say in 140 characters or less.

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You Are Carefree in Life


You are the life of the party. You also are completely uninhibited and honest.

You are the happiest when you are planning and dreaming. You like to live in the future.

You are sensitive and considerate. You are always putting other people's needs before your own.

You have found what you want in life and are quite content. You know a lot about yourself.



Um... nope, not really...

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7 comments:

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I'm on twitter, but haven't really figured it out yet. I'm not sure I'm taking the plunge.

I wonder, though, how much of the hit factor is the fact that twitter is "hot" right now. I think FB was hot a few months ago, maybe even a year ago, and now it's definitely not.

Oh, these wonderful promo tools. ;-)

Dru said...

I'm still debating about Twitter, but I think that's great that you got a jump in your stats.

You Are Observant in Life

You are serious and stable. You are a bit of a perfectionist, and you like structure.

You are the happiest when you are planning and dreaming. You like to live in the future.

You are sensitive and considerate. You are always putting other people's needs before your own.

You have found what you want in life and are quite content. You know a lot about yourself.
We're having a cold snap here, how is it up there, especially since you did some gardening this past week?

Have a great Monday!

Brandy said...

I don't twitter or have a facebook or myspace. I prefer to keep things simple and to be honest, I don't want to give that much time to something else. *G*
I hope you had good gardening weather this weekend!

I am Observant in LifeYou are serious and stable. You are a bit of a perfectionist, and you like structure.
You are the happiest when you are planning and dreaming. You like to live in the future.
You are sensitive and considerate. You are always putting other people's needs before your own.
You are adventurous and constantly seeking. You feel like you still have a lot to learn about yourself.

No on the adventurous, I am happy with routine.


I hope you're having a good day!

Ceri Hebert said...

I do Twitter, but not that often. I guess I don't get it yet. It's not as busy as Facebook, but I only have a handful of followers and people who I follow. It's a quiet neighborhood.

Tori Lennox said...

Wow. Maybe I need to tweet more often. I just keep forgetting. *g*

Elle Scott said...

Your Twitter post really got me thinking. It was great to hear from someone who's found it useful. In fact, you've inspired me! I've also created a link to your blog post on my blog

Allie Boniface said...

Ah, but the question is, are you also finding time to write??? lol...