Posted by MattG at Nov 2nd, 2008 in Web 2.0
It seems I must be doing something right with Twitter, even though I don’t twitter everyday, and sometimes even miss a week or two, my twitter followers count continues to climb…
It seems the automated BlogMyTweet.com plugin that I have added to my main blogs (like this one) does help to even bring in some traffic to the blogs as well, so it appears that I’m not just twittering away to myself, phew!
I’ve recently added a twitter “Follow Me on Twitter” graphical button to my blogs to see if they help to pick up even more new “followers” and it does seem to be helping.
Here’s three of the best sites I’ve found with free Twitter “follow me” buttons you can use: -
Free Twitter Buttons
Free Twitter Graphics
Free Twitter Follow Me Buttons
I’ve also added the TwitterCounter.com chicklet to display the number of followers I currently have, which seems to add a nice touch of social proof, encouraging people to go ahead an follow me. Read more... (656 words, 1 image, estimated 2:37 mins reading time)
Posted by MattG at Mar 9th, 2008 in Life Online
I’m still not sure I do..
I’ve been using Twitter on and off for a couple of weeks now, I’m still updating on a fairly sporadic basis I’ve not quite got in to a habit yet, although adding the Twitter plugin to this blog has helped to remind me.
I actually signed up for an account at the end of Jan, but when I logged to check it out, I really didn’t get it..
It was only thanks to Matt Backak deciding to “follow” me that I went back for another look, partly because I had no idea you could “follow” someone, and partly because I had no idea how Matt had found me or would want to follow my “Twitters”, I still don’t know why..
I checked out Matt’s page and suddenly “got” the idea of following someone else’s twitter’s so promptly started “following” a whole bunch of people who’s name’s I recognized and suddenly started to “get” it, a bit, although it does seem that people use it quite differently. Read more... (623 words, 1 image, estimated 2:30 mins reading time)