Day 26 – December 9, 2009 (Wed): Drive Followers to Purchase Without a Special Offer

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Start of Day Twitter Stats: Follow: 149 Followers: 120 Listed: 7

Missed yesterday? Go here to read what happened on Day 24 – December 7, 2009 (Mon): Drive Followers to a Blog

twitter_power_joel_comm_150Forget driving followers to purchase with our without a special offer. All the reasons cited in Day 23 – December 6, 2009 (Sun): Drive Followers to Purchase a Special Offer remain valid on Day 26. Here’s a more interesting thing I did. @mikefixs told me about twitalyzer.com. This is a neat little tool that rates your Twitter presence on a variety of scales. You don’t have to buy into its rating philosophy, but it’s good to review and consider. For example, it’s not all about followers. Twitalyzer gives you credit when you retweet or are retweeted, among other things. Take a look. At least it’ll cause you to think.

Hey, I finally did send an @message to @CoachJudy. It was late at night, so I’ll have to give it a day to see if she responds. The biggest news: @joelcomm decided to follow me. Of course, I followed back and asked how he liked my experiment. This, too, was late at night, so I’ll suspect I’ll have to wait for a response.

I’ve continue to notice I’m getting a lot of really odd followers from places all over the world. I think they’re marketers, so I’m not following them. When they unfollow in less than 24 hours (or even less than 36 hours) they confirm my suspicion. What’s the point of having 60,000 followers? What can you possibly get them to do? That’s the story I want to hear.

Tomorrow’s the really big day. That’s when I attempt to drive readers to my blog ChrisCarosa.com. I suggest you stay tuned…

How many followers do you think I’ll have after 30 days? Click here to enter your guess on my Survey Monkey survey “Chris Carosa’s 30-Day Plan to Dominate Twitter Experiment.” There’s no prize, but the fan who guesses the closest correct number the earliest will “win” and I’ll mention you if you want me to.

Find out today’s results on Day 27 – December 10, 2009 (Thu): Have Fun!

Day – 4 November 17, 2009 (Tue): Writing your First Tweets

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Start of Day Twitter Stats: Follow: 8 Followers: 8 Listed: 0

Missed yesterday? Go here to read what happened on Day 3 – November 16, 2009 (Mon): Read Around

twitter_power_joel_comm_150Here’s my first tweet:

RT @erichnwise: RT @MightyMovie Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others. Groucho Marx #quotes #movies 7:35 PM Nov 14th from CoTweet

You’ll notice several things about this tweet:

  • It’s not really my own, but a retweet. Worse, it’s a retweet of a retweet.
  • I actually tweeted this from CoTweet.
  • Finally, the official first tweet was on day 1.

After this RT, I didn’t begin tweeting in earnest, however, until Day 4. Here’s the first tweet on that day:

@mikemcbride9 Wow! That must have been me tweeting about the #Buffalo #Bills from that site (with a Chicagoan). It was a bad game (wotznew?) 11:06 AM Nov 17th from web in reply to mikemcbride9

Notice once more how I’ve gotten ahead of myself. Don’t blame me for this one, though. I popped on my news Twitter during a morning break to find Mike had followed me on FiduciaryNews.com and I wanted to redirect him to a more appropriate account. I figured Mike didn’t really care about fiduciary news. I also discovered I should avoid even casual tweets to those who do care about fiduciary news. From now on, it’s DM only for them.

I also decided to jump the gun and I followed any “Carosa” I could find in the twitterverse.

How many followers do you think I’ll have after 30 days? Click here to enter your guess on my Survey Monkey survey “Chris Carosa’s 30-Day Plan to Dominate Twitter Experiment.” There’s no prize, but the fan who guesses the closest correct number the earliest will “win” and I’ll mention you if you want me to.

Find out today’s results on Day 5 – November 18, 2009 (Wed): Start Following