Twitter Headache!

I am new to social media and in addition to writing a book, I’m trying to learn how all the SM works.  I have a headache.

A while back, I entered the world of Twitter. I had a background page designed and started to “Tweet.”  This week I downloaded Hootsuite and TweetDeck and now I have a bigger headache — actually a massive migraine!   My Twitter followers are growing but how in the word do you keep up with it?  Some people have thousands of followers! I also want thousands of followers but am also interested in what other people are saying. Information overload.  Simplification needed!  Help wanted!

So here is what I think I have found out so far about Twitter:

  • Lists are important so I started some lists.
  • Hootsuite seems to be the best dashboard — but where can you find out a running tab of “following”, “followers” and “tweets” in this application?   Where can you learn Hootsuite and tips and tricks?
  • It is important to balance out “following” and “followers” but is tough at the beginning — its like striking a match and fanning the fire for it to spread.  So right now I am out of balance.
  • Some people “tweet” way to much!
  • There is some really good things going on in Twitter land but it can be a time-suck.

So those are my thoughts thus far.  Now, anybody reading this blog that would like to chime in and give me some tips to effectively become a ‘Twitter” pro, or to use Hootsuite more effectively, I am all ears.

Have a great day!  -Jim-

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Categories: Crazy Observations, Social Media, Twitter
  • March 23, 2011 5:37 PM

    Great Post Jim.
    We use Tweet Deck to sort, follow and post. We also use Tweet Adder to find runners and manage our follower / follow ratio.

    Two things we are working on:
    1. Mostly following people who follow us back so as to keep numbers close to even.

    2. Mixing the conversation and connection with a little bit of promoting our blog and book.

    All the best.

  • Ann Brennan says:
    May 19, 2011 5:11 PM

    Congratulations on your running book. I can’t wait to read it. In the meantime social media can be a headache so if you aren’t follow Kristen Lamb and her We Are Not Alone Book and blog you should do that. It has been hugely helpful. Also, I don’t profess to be an expert but you and I seem to be on similar paths so maybe I can help some. Let me know.

  • July 19, 2011 9:31 PM

    Hey Jim,
    I’m a bit late, as you already have your thousands of followers and seem to be doing just fine with twitter. I’ve heard a lot about your book and can’t wait to read it. Keep on running!

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