June 6, 2009
Twitter Holic Beginnings
It began around the new year, of 2009. I prided myself on getting into the “next big thing” .
Did you know… about 60% of Twitterers drop out within their first month, and I see why. It’s really confusing … followers, following, Retweets, DM’s, microblogging…
I had fits of engagement, then apathy. But these past 60 days, I became totally obsessed – I was a Twitterholic!
Signs of a Twitterholic
I got obsessed with my number of followers, you know…. I hit 2,000 that was a milestone. I should have just been satisfied with that accomplishment and focused on quality not quantity… remember that, before you too get sucked into the mirage of “popularity”…
After I saw this funny "Trouble with Twitter” video, I realized my folly, and decided to correct my foolish ways.
Twitterholics Risk Becoming Spammers
I realized I was in danger of getting my twitter account suspended… that my twitter home would become an “owl’s whoo whoo”… a nightmare about to happen!
I read up on the Twitter Rules… I had become a twitter spammer, I was a twitter whore…
My Twitter Holic Resolution
When I took a close look at some of my “followers”, I saw the ugly truth: the majority were twitter holics just like me, nobody was really following anyone! Also, many of the profiles were fake or uninhabited. It was a scary place to go, so I made up my mind…
- I am “cleaning up” my account
- The few people I will follow, I will truly follow and engage.
- That’s it really. I’ll continue to use some of the great tools I’ve grown to love…
I know that my follower numbers will plummet, that can’t be helped. I declare I am a human.