Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Here a Twitter There a Twitter

This morning I read my email subscription for Dosh Dosh, and it has 17 tips for using Twitter. One of the tips is to use Terraminds to search for a keyword and then follow folks who come up in the list of keywords to expand your network, drive related traffic, etc.

Further down in my list of emails that came in overnight were three notifications of new people following me on Twitter! Coincidence?

So my detective mind kicked in and I had to find out what we all had in common, other than probably being readers of Dosh Dosh. Fortunately it was easy to figure out (Real Estate), and I didn't have to engage too many brain cells before morning brain fog lifted (no, I'm not a drinker, just have a hard time with mornings).

This brings up one of my ongoing concerns about my Internet Identity. Should I separate out my LockBoxDeals ID into its own Twitter account with real estate only followers? Or is there some sort of cross-referencing beneficial kismet in integrating all of my fractured personas in this one Twitter account? Are the real estate friends going to get bored with all the mom blog posts (or vice versa), or will we all recognize that we have more commonalities than we have differences?

For now, unless I hear otherwise, I'm going to keep it all together. I like the cross functionality of people from different realms with potentially nothing in common meeting in the virtual cocktail party that is my Twitter account.

Would you like to follow me too? Follow the link in my right side bar. I follow back because I don't appreciate it when I have to listen to someone talking on their cellphone and only get one side of the conversation, and following someone who doesn't follow you is kind of like that.

Want to subscribe to RMB? That's on the right side bar too.



AtomiK Kitten said...

I hate twitter. I find it completely pointless. I don't care if someone is changing a diaper or petting their dog. I don't care if you are watching TV or listening to the radio. I like the anonymity of the internet...meaning I cannot say, with complete honesty, that I care what people are doing besides blogging.

davegoblog said...

I've used Terraminds to search for fellow Twitter users with similar interests or who live near me.

Also, I'd keep one Twitter account for both personas as I have trouble keeping up with all my other "social-networking" sites. I've been tempted to join Facebook, but I need to keep it to a minimum.

Sandy C. said...

Very neat site..I've never heard of it before. I'll have to fiddle with it a bit tonight :) Thanks!

Sandy C. said...

BTW! There's an award for you at Momisodes here:

Sandy C. said...

Hey ..I haven't seen you around in a while. I hope all is well.

lisa marie said...

Oh hi Lisa! Great name! Seems everyone is twittering. :)

I made a commitment to comment (blog 365 group) and I’m popping by to say hi! *waving*

Steph said...

I read no less than three blogs a day that tell me I should check out twitter. One of these days, I'm going to give into the peer pressure and check it out.

By the way, I found your blog on and since I see you're into writing, I wanted to let you know about a new e-zine that me and a few writer friends are putting together.

It's called The Oddville Press.

We're just getting started so our website isn't completely finished yet. Still, you should check us out if you're interested--or better yet, submit something!

Thanks a bunch.