I was wonderfully surprised to find Nina there to meet me. She gave me some pointers on my profile and even generously followed me, so I wouldn’t be talking to myself in cyberspace. Personally, I think she deserves a place in heaven just for being so kind to me! I set up twelve people to follow, and put out a tweet. I have since tweeted eight times over the last several weeks, and retweeted once. I have four followers, and I don’t know what to say to them. The Twitter current is slowly pushing me to the shores of the Twitter stream. But I’m not going to go down without a fight.
I have noticed all of the people I am following are big name people. While that is wonderful, because I feel like I am listening in on a conversation Neil Gaiman or Prof. Brian Cox are having with some “other person,” it also is terrible, because I am not going to interrupt that conversation. There is no way I am going to break into their stream and start responding. I don’t even know if I am allowed to!I have decided that I need to follow more people with whom I can have a conversation. I need to find people of like interests that I am not afraid to approach. To that end, I am going to search out Twitter users who are more “normal.” Also, if any of you, gentle readers J, would like a follower, please let me know and I would be happy to follow you.
I also am going to go back to Nina Badzin’s blog and read everything she has about Twitter. I am convinced that I can successfully use Twitter to reach out and communicate with others. I am just starting the trek up the sharp side of the learning curve. Hope to see you soon on the Twitter stream!