Why would you want to send out little tweets to people you don’t know and probably never will know, is it in the hope that you will get lots of followers and so think you are a mini celebrity? Or is it that you are so frustrated with your life, that you want to invent a new you, that could be anything you wanted it to be. Or is it that you have things to say that need saying and Twitter is the only place you can get your voice heard? Whatever the reason, there are millions of twitterers out there, sending millions of tweets every hour.
I started tweeting a few months ago to see what it was all about and found, to my surprise, that within a few days a lot of people were following me. I had no idea how this came about and still don’t, but then I found that I too was following people and I haven’t a clue how that works either. Some of these people are just blatantly selling themselves or their business and it all seemed to be about self promotion. Not many want to comment on what’s happening in the world, if they aren’t telling me about what they can do, they seem quite happy to retweet others’ comments or links to articles in the press.
Perhaps I am missing the point, or expecting too much. I do exchange regular tweets with some great people who are in the same time zone as me. We send tweets on all sort of things, but the time difference means I miss a lot of what happens from my followers and followees on the other side of the world. That said, I have found that even though I am not sure how it all happens, I do enjoy tweeting and probably that’s what it is all about, so I shall carry on and hopefully one day I will find out how it all works