Twitter is here to stay. So much is clear. And getting twitter followers appears to be a popular pastime of many a marketer, understandably. Are you one those who is making twitter the biggest social networking tool there is on the internet? And are you really getting anything out of it?
I learned from being on twitter that I love it and hate at the same time. It’s so easy and simple to send a quick 140 character message to the world. It’s like sending a message in a bottle, but a million times faster. And what happens then? Surprise: you are getting Twitter followers ! And that just feel kinda cool doesn’t it?
So what happens then? You send more tweets over twitter, you learn that getting having followers is fun, and then something else happens: you realise you can now send messages to them about your business, with links and all. And now you are not just getting twitter followers, now your sites are getting twitter traffic! How about that!
And then…you are hooked for life. Then you find yourself on it for ages and ages, interaction, laughing, reading, wondering, and marketing of course, as there is such a thing as twitter marketing. Twitter becomes a force for getting traffic, but also for your social life. But is this wise?
I found that I simply started to spend way too much time on twitter. Like I had no life at all apart from twitter. The excitement never truly went away, but I did start to notice that I really needed a ‘twitter-break’ sometimes. Take your distance for a while. Otherwise you think your happiness starts to depend on it, and that’s rubbish, it doesn’t.
But is twitter bad for your mental health? I don’t think so. I still feel its totally enjoyable to receive twitter messages and send them, and to get more and more twitter followers and twitter traffic. My websites are getting more and clicks from this twitter and that is pretty cool!
So I’ll be going on with twitter for a while yet, and have now found ways to increase my twitter following by thousands! It’s amazing. Make I’m somewhat addicted, but with taking a healthy break sometimes, all is under control.