Kind of Getting the Hang of Twitter

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First off, the title of this entry sounds right in my head, but sure looks weird once typed out.

Over the last month, I've been making a consious effort to use Twitter more.  I don't know that I'll ever generate business from it, but I'm sure making a lot of interesting connections.

One thing I've noticed is a surge in people following my tweets.  A month ago I was at maybe 350, and as I write this I'm at 422 (thought it was 423 earlier today).  In the grand scheme of things 422 sure isn't a lot, but that's a 20% increase in a month.

So what am I doing?  Pretty much the following:

  • Trying to retweet things from people I follow that relate to accounting, social media, or things I find interesting.
  • Tweet articles like the above.
  • Reply back to people I follow.
  • Try to keep up on the hashtag #backchannel which is a Detroit based conversation group.  Met a couple of interesting people from there.

I can't figure out yet how most of these people are finding me.  I'm also not sure if this is a giant time waster or not.  I figure connections with people are good.

Are you tweeting?  My twitter ID is joelungar.  Mention me in a tweet and I'll follow you back.


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