I have a Twitter account. @marisSouthHaven. I Tweet. I retweet. I favor tweets. I have no idea what I’m doing.
Several years ago I watched Jane Friedman demonstrate how to manage a tweet account. She made it look so easy. I went home and downloaded a program that was supposed to do that. I never could get the people I wanted to follow where I wanted them and now I don’t even remember what the program was.
I’m a Twitter failure.
I have somehow (with the help of my virtual assistant) managed to get over a thousand followers. I know, that’s not many. And supposedly I’m following over a thousand people (or sites), but all that means is when I go on to Twitter, those who just recently tweeted something might (not necessarily will) get read.
Last year I did manage to figure out how to follow the tweets about the RITA award ceremony during the RWA National Conference, and I do, whenever I can, participate in #1lineWed that’s an off-shoot of the RWA Kiss of Death chapter. I tried following the Oscars this year but gave up after a short while. Too many tweets about people I didn’t even recognize.
Every week I Tweet that I have a blog up. I include how to find it and a bit about the topic, but I don’t know if anyone ever sees those tweets or cares. I certainly don’t go scurrying to read other peoples’ blogs when they Tweet that they’re out there.
So why am I on Twitter?
Because I’ve been told I should be, and maybe more important, because someday I may actually figure out what I should be doing. Meanwhile, if you would like to follow me, that would be great. @marisSouthHaven I’ll gladly follow you back. I may even retweet your tweet or favor it. As I said, I do know how to do that.
I will be tweeting about this challenge. #AtoZChallenge A-to-Z Blogging Challenge