Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Twitter TWO

I was just cleaning up my blog and came across one of my first posts back in July of 2009. I saw that I had a comment actually on that post "Twitter" from one of my very first twitter friends, and I swear I just now saw the comment.

Back then I was wishing I had 10 followers. Now I have almost 250. Not too many, in the land of Twitter, but nice nevertheless.

I still however, feel, most of the time, that I am talking to myself. Sure I get an occational reply or RT or even when there is a solar eclipse I get Follow Friday mentions...very exciting!

Why is it that we all feel the need to inform our world wide web "friends" that we have just poured our first cup of coffee, or that we are headed to the movie? It's as if Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and all the other social networks are a study in Psychology. Will they really tell eachother when they've gone to the bathroom? or changed clothes? Yes! Yes, we will. Why? Because people flock to people. Because no matter how much we try to be our own person, stand out from the rest, we, by nature want to be heard, seen, and wanted.

So, while we talk to celebs via tweets like we're old pals or without a second thought, pimp our blogs, books, and businesses out over the waves, we still do most of it with out a reply. Well maybe that just me...it certainly feels like it.

I will sign off now and immediately tweet to the twitter tweepers and ask them to read this post. Let's make it an experiment: if you read this post because you saw my tweet...will you leave a comment? Hopefully, unlike the beginning of my twitter life, I might not be talking to myself quite as much.


  1. Ok, I'm in on the "experiment"! I am up for whatever reason at 2am, and I was wondering... Who is on Twitter while I'm normally fast asleep at 2am? Then I saw your post.

  2. Yay! Thanks for coming by and reading as well as commenting! Means alot! I have no idea why I'm awake either...my three year old will be waking me up way too early...so off I go.
    Sleep well,

  3. You were retweeted, and I checked it (you)out. I will follow you now.
    I am always amazed at some of the mundane, personal stuff people tweet and facebook. And I too feel like no one reads much of anything i put out on twitter, and am WAY TOO excited when I get a #FF or retweet!
    So I propose I follow you, and you can follow me abnd maybe you can visit my blog which, granted, isn't updated very often, but partially because NO ONE ever visits! :-)http://allthingsmom-christina.blogspot.com/

  4. Christina,

    Thank so you much for coming by! I will go to your blog right now and tweet about it. See if we can, together, get more readers for our blogs and maybe even a few replies, RT's and FF's on our twitter accounts.

    Have a lovely day!

  5. I'm leaving this comment because you friended me on Twitter and then I clicked the link to your blog. :)

  6. Thank you Strugglingwriter dad!!! Your comment is much appreciated.

  7. The hard numbers state that only a quarter of any configuration of your followers is on at any one time -- I have almost 3000 and the most comments I garner are 10-20 per post, if that. And that's when I RT constantly through out the day at different times.

    It's not that they don't care to read the stuff, it's that there is so many blogs and websites that one goes mad trying to read them all.

    My suggestion: go follow a bout 600 - 1000 more writers -- go through someone else's follower list if you have to (I did LOL)

    There are approximately 50,000 writers on Twitter, find as many as you can and you'll see your readership go up.

    Love your blog! Will add it to The Writer's Den blog file.


  8. Hi Lydia, i just followed you at twitter via @TheWritersDen recommendation. Nice to meet you fellow twitterer/writer/citizen of the Earth. :) ~lily

  9. Thank you TheWritersDen and lilylive!!!!