this is something that i’d normally put on twitter, but i decided to macroblog today. i really enjoy food. i especially enjoy food after i haven’t had it for a day.
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I’ve been around some interesting conversations about twitter: how do I make money, promote my brand, generally use twitter to be awesome? I think the simple answer is you don’t. Twitter isn’t an end all at all. I don’t know a single person who uses twitter to meet people or learn about stuff. I use twitter to connect with people I know. It’s a way to keep up with about 10 people that I wouldn’t normally hear their random observations.
A few weeks ago I fell into the twitter trap and followed AstroMike, he’s the guy who tweeted from space. It was interesting for a week, while he was in space. Once he was back, he was just like any other guy. If I was his real life friend, I probably would have kept following him, but being that I didn’t know him, his tweets became mundane. AstroMike was my first unfollow.
Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed reading what it was like to see from space, but that stuff can only last so long. The rumor mill has told me that Shaq, John Mayer and other celebs also tweet. I have read some of each of their pages, but I can’t subscribe to them. I don’t want to be one of those celebrity stalkers who feels like they know a person, but doesn’t.
I do follow three people that I don’t know personally: Jason Kottke, Matthew Baldwin, and Rosecrans Baldwin. I follow these three because I really enjoy their writing. Their tweets aren’t too many per day, and I find them entertaining. I figure if I would subscribe to your blog, I might subscribe to your twitter too.
I really enjoy following the people I know personally on twitter. It gives me an insight into their lives that I don’t get otherwise. I don’t follow a lot of people and I enjoy the ones that I do.
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