“Oh I’m stuck on Twitter and Twitter stuck on me.” Yea! borrowed this jingle from the Oscar Mayer hot dog jingle.  It sounded good and my mind seem to hum right along with this tune.

I’m still a newbie on Twitter. I started 3 months ago after being on other social media like Facebook.  I delete my account on Facebook ‘coz only people commenting on my uploaded pictures are immediate family and friends.  It got pretty boring for me and don’t really care what my niece or nephew been doing. I realize they need some privacy and me reading their intimate expose’ don’t really sit well with me. I definitely don’t want them to read what I’ve done in detail. That’ll be Creepy. I join Twitter so I can interact with people all over the world and learn their culture, interest and new hot trend in their part of the world. Also I enjoy taking pictures and want to share them not just with family and immediate friends but to everybody and see the reaction they get when I share my pictures and ideas.

Anyway now that I’m on twitter. The first thing I notice are people following. Who want you to follow them. At first I was excited that these people want to follow me. After awhile I realize the quality of the people that I’m following want me to follow them to increase their follower No. If your a newbie, it feels like its’ OK since you don’t have enough people following you anyway. It’s OK to follow these people with hundreds of followers. Like I envy them for having so many followers. Like they’re special. As I get to understand social media. I stop following them. I realize the followers I’m following are not that important as I though they are. As a matter of fact, I feel I’m more important to them. So if your joining Twitter, don’t feel bad if you have a handful of followers.  I didn’t start out with hundreds of followers but get one or two then three till I have at least 900 plus followers at present. As far as me following. I want to follow people who follow me of course. But it gets’ to the point at one time were my following out-numbered my followers.  If your reading this, you know what I mean. Weeding out your unwanted following is hard. It takes allot of time. Able to solve this when I bought an iPhone and bought Twitpro apps now called Echofon from iPhone apps store. This help allot. If you have one of this smart phone. It’s worth it to buy this from the Apps store.  Its’ worth it to me.

I found this app when I was posting my thoughts and ask which app is a good companion to Twitter on the road.  A follower @Rene818 recommended  this to me and pretty grateful he did. Use it all the time to browse my Twitter and see if followers are also following. If not, I can un-follow them.

The quality of followers is the key in Twitter. To get quality followers, I try to say hello and engage them when I see them on my post to see if they hello or post back. If not, I un-follow them. Sometimes, I don’t understand why people really join Twitter. Twitter is a social media. That means anybody including their brother can access your post and post a comment how they feel about your post. I have had some followers that I posted on their post. They don’t respond or respond like I interrupted their private party. If you have this type of followers.  Delete this people right away.

This reminds me when I was using a two way radio. To get road information from a Trucker going the opposite way.  Love to chat with truckers. If you say hi to one you might get a dozen saying hi back. If they want to chat privately they can tell the other Trucker to go to another channel.Well Twitter is similar to a two way radio chat in Twitter. You can have a private conversation with your followers by DM or direct messages if you don’t want to have other eyes looking at what your saying.

Being able to share  your ideas and thoughts is fun especially if you have other people you don’t know post back to what you are thinking.  But the quality of conversation in Twitter depend on the quality of  your followers they are key. But, from my experience with Twitter. There are a few people who will post back to you. Like out of 900 of my followers. I can say maybe 10 people will have a decent conversation with you.

So for people who have thousands of followers that you’r following and you want to chat with them. There is no way for them to talk back at you. So choose who you want to follow. And as a follower, subject can range from money making ideas, to technology or marketing etc, etc. you name it.

There are of course people who are saying you can make money on Twitter. There is a way, but you have to be smart about it. Is it good to be on Twitter. To me Yes. But you have to try it and find out for yourself. Peace.

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