I just crossed the milestone of 1000 followers, and that coincided with @surekhapillai persuading me to start writing my own blog.
I think it would be worthwhile to look back and share with you all some of my experiences on the Twitter journey as my first post! I hereby share a few dilemmas I faced during my Twitter journey and how I have tried to overcome them.I also share below two of my more popular tweets/links that touched many a heart!
The dilemmas I faced
- To specialize or keep the content broad based : I had the option of limiting myself to Indian politics or AfPak or Business News etc. However, a few months into Twitter, and I realized this was a global medium with scope of discussing diverse subjects. I decided to keep my content wide and varied to garner a wider audience. Hence, you find my tweets not limiting to any particular subject(s).
- Whom to follow : I try to follow every one who tweets informative links. In case there are no links tweeted, I look for content to be interesting enough. But chances of a follow get reduced. Once I follow, I do not unfollow, unless one???s tweets are downright offensive or the account lies inactive for months.
- Whom to list : Initial listing by me is based on the?? subject mostly covered by the tweep, like current affairs or business or spirituality/humanity etc. Second parameter is based on content quality, engagement and discussion. As the number of people I follow increased, I became more and more dependent on lists. This has worked well for me so far but is an evolving process.
The most successful tweets
I would cite two tweets, which attracted maximum eyeballs and RTs.
- A stunning Pantene ad that stirred my heart and soul
This video link re-tweeted by me via @travelrn was very well received, with large number of RTs/mentions. I specifically marked it to @PritishNandy who picked it up and re-tweeted to his followers. (??
— Pritish Nandy (@PritishNandy) December 2, 2009
- I re-tweeted this funny video link (via @Sung_H_Lee) about a faux pas by the bride during her wedding ceremony
The link was immediately picked up by @surekhapillai and once re-tweeted, recorded 103 clicks!
I would appreciate readers of this blog post to comment below and share their own experiences on Twitter/Facebook and their more popular tweets/links!