I took the plunge today and finally signed up for a Twitter account. I first heard of Twitter a couple years ago and was cool to the idea for a long time. I heard it’s basically a site comprised solely of Facebook status reports, and I just can’t see the attraction of that. I don’t know if a lot of people can; I heard several months ago, at least, that Twitter loses something like 60% of its users after the first month.
Still, social media is a great way to promote a blog, and since Twitter is free, I figured it couldn’t hurt to try. Thus, I spent five minutes setting up my account a little while ago and made a debut tweet:
Just joined Twitter to promote my web site, http://baseballpastandpresent.com/ Check me out!
Appropriately, the tweet right before my own on my homepage was from Jose Canseco. He wrote:
“How would i go about getting more followers? I see a lot of my peers have tons! Let’s try and get to 500,000.”
Suffice it to say, I’m one of those following Canseco.