How I use twitter

I started with twitter back in September but wasn’t quite sure what to do with it then. I knew I didn’t want to provide an endless stream of tweets on what I was doing. That’s fine for some but I wanted to post some useful content.

So for the past 2 or 3 weeks, I’ve been gradually getting more and more into twitter, as I find my niche and start to attract followers. I’m at 30 followers now but hope to hit my next target of 50 followers soon.

I was really heartened by a blog post by Darren Rowse at Twitip a couple of days ago where he asked the questions that were important for me:

  1. What value are you creating for your followers on twitter? What’s in it for them?
  2. What need are you fulfilling for your followers?
  3. What problem are you solving for your followers?

And this blog post emphasizes how the correct attitude will help build followers. For me, twitter is not about tweeting what I am doing but hopefully providing something useful for any followers I might have, either information, advice or support. I enjoy passing on information and tips. Twitter will be a kind of extension of this blog where I will try and post useful tech and life stuff in a microblog format. I’ll try and tweet on useful online applications and services, PC troubleshooting, PC security, WordPress blogging, and learning Linux among other things. I’ll be asking questions too.

If you’re interested in tech tweets, please follow me on twitter. I’m techandlife there. If you look there you can see my 70 tweets so far and decide if I’m worth following. If you haven’t tried twitter, I recommend you give it a go. It’s free, very easy to use, and it’s fun! You’ll get some great advice on using twitter at Twitip.

I’m always looking to follow people too, so if you think there are people I should follow, please drop a comment below.

Useful links (added 21 February 2009):

Being a Useful Twitter User

One Response

  1. Raju Says:

    I have nothing against Darren Rowse, but I feel he is just another guy who knows how to market his blog and make money. Almost all his tweets will be about his new blog post or something related to his latest venture

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