So I've been on Twitter about a week and I'll admit to being dragged there kicking and screaming. Apparently if I have any hope of getting another book out, I need a HUGE Internet presence. I didn't think I was doing too badly personally. I mean, if you google my name it would seem I'm absolutly everywhere. Alas, it's all in vain unless you have "thousands" of Twits following you, to quote the Harper Collins guy who spoke at CyberMummy this summer. Frankly, I don't think I'm that interesting (sshhh - don't tell the publishers) but then neither is Tori Spelling and she's got the requisite amount of Twits tappy-lappying behind her. Stephen Fry posts a lot and he's mildly entertaining, or is that just because I heart him anyway?
The thing is, most of the people who are following me already "know" me from the blogosphere, and the unfamiliar followers I have obtained are obviously trying to sell or promote something. (Like I'm not.) I mean why else would Haute Groupe and Insight Group be following me? And more importantly, am I expected to follow them, because I'm not.
So, it's all looking a little bit pointless at the moment. Yes, I've been able to keep up with the latest Blogadesh antics, which is a good thing, but somehow knowing what people are craving just before they go to bed seems a little bit erm, well, pointless. Don't get me wrong - it's entertaining, but hardly in the "You HAVE to be on Twitter" category really.
Clearly I still haven't got it; I'm still not realising the full potential of Twitter.
So here's a request to all you Twits, Tweeties ot whatever you're called - tell me (in 140 charcters or less, of course) what I need to know about Twitter to really gain the full benefit.
PS. I am on as ToniHargis rather than Expat Mum BTW.