So yesterday was day 2 of Tweet Week and I simply answered the question posed to millions of tweeters every time they log into their accounts - "What are you doing?" (I also responded to messages and sent out info for CILIP WM as I would normally do).
Here are the stats:
No. of tweets: 18 (that surprises me - it felt like a LOT more)
No. of replies: 9
No. of retweets: 0 (not surprising as I didnt say many useful things)
No. new (genuine) followers: 7
No. new spammers (now blocked): 3
No. of complaints: 1
Yes, that last one says COMPLAINTS. To be honest I was surprised there weren't more complaints, or at least hints that the content I was sending out to the world was a bit, well, rubbish and annoying. Twitter even annoyed me yesterday, not the reading of it or the constant pop-ups from Twhirl, but my own posts being so mundane and the constant feeling that I had to look at it every 10 minutes and try to find something to say.
What was strange was that I attracted 7 new followers and didn't seem to loose any existing ones (although it's hard to tell).
I know no one wants to hear about me checking my email (tweet number 5 of the day), and I don't want to hear about other people checking theirs, but this actually is the kind of content a lot of people are posting, so I figured I'd give it a go and see what happened - and what did happen? Well, nothing useful!
I got so annoyed with tweeting yesterday that I thought I might cancel Tweet Week after only 2 days and then there was an anonymous comment added to my first Tweet Week blog post (no, not the first comment that tells me to get on with some work - I know who that was - and it made me giggle - thanks P) which made me think perhaps Twitter can be good for productivity after all. The commenter talks about working in short intense bursts and then using Twitter as a bit of a break and change of pace to refocus the mind. Perhaps I'll give that a go today.
So what should I be posting?
Does anyone know?
Does anyone care? :-P