Tweeting is Easy

People still don’t understand Twitter.  What is the point?

I have tried to explain it to the uninitiated, but their glazed expressions, tell me I have failed. I love Twitter and can give all sort of examples about sharing important news, having fun with friends all over the world, and even promoting my blog.  I can explain how John Locke and Amanda Hocking became rich by using Twitter to promote their books…but still the icy stare of indifference.

Maybe they just need to see some tweets?

  • From @MrsPickle “Behind every good man is a woman rolling her eyes”
  • I was asked a question by @SusanKellyBits : Brian, you seem to be a savvy guy — can I ask, do you use Tweetdeck or something else to manage Twitter? TN
    • To which, I gave a three tweet response answering her question.
  • @Hern_Jenn send a DM (Direct Message): Hi Brian, I got the Google+ invite! Will play around with it later. Thanks again. Have a great day!
  • @ImpToJoy RT (Retweeted my tweet):  @ExtremelyAvg “The highest form of praise for a writer…getting their words quoted back to them.” – Brian Meeks, author of HWDA [He added the bit in blue, as I sent out the original unattributed.  I had just read a comment on a blog post, where this happened to me. I wanted to share.  I was feeling rather happy about the quote.]
  • I tweeted the question, “How is everyone doing today?  On a scale of 1 to 37”  …to which, @TheChildofwords responded:  @ExtremelyAvg 35-very busy with blog stuff but still very happy with making a pizza for lunch :)   ­
  • @BryanRDennis sent me a free code for his book on Smashwords:  Congrats. Free Smashwords code: XYXYXY http://t.co/F6I58N7 (An Epitaph for Coyote) [I changed the code here]  I don’t know him very well, but I may give it a read.
  • @littleinsteins: Bruuuuuce! #Reds  [Which was just him giving a cheer for a home run by Jay Bruce…in the top of the 10th!]

This is how Twitter is, just a place where people exchange ideas.  There are lot of other types of tweet, which don’t lend themselves to blog posts.  Sometimes one might have a conversation with a person, going back and forth, just as one does in a chat room.  I have had some last for 3 or 4 tweets, while others which went on for over an hour.  Just like any other conversation one might have in a day.

So don’t be afraid, give it a try.  If you can’t think of anything to say, well then, just watch for a bit.  Or, you can continue to roll your eyes at me.

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