Day 11 – November 24, 2009 (Tue): Have Fun!

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Start of Day Twitter Stats: Follow: 64 Followers: 42 Listed: 2

Missed yesterday? Go here to read what happened on Day 10 – November 23, 2009 (Mon): Answer a Question

twitter_power_joel_comm_150Hooray! I’m a third of the way done. So far, I’m less than impressed, and we’re heading into the Thanksgiving holiday so I think I won’t be seeing too much activity. Maybe Friday.

OK, so I just had fun today. I really didn’t have much time during the work day to address any Twitter items except for a few work related ones. After work (and my kids’ parent-teacher conferences), I went back on and repeated several of the steps Joel Comm recommended for the previous days. I followed a handful of Rochester Social Media Club folks (this time) Mike recommended. I also engaged in a few conversations and asked a question. I sent some targeted “@” posts to some folks who appeared in my “Back to the Future” article posted November 12, 2009. I even sent an @ message to Chris Brogan to encourage him to read the “It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again” article telling of his Veteran’s Day visit to Rochester to speak before the Social Media Today Conference. Lee actually left a great comment on the former. Who knows if Chris Brogan even noticed my one grain of sand tweet in his Twitterverse.

That’s it for today. Just a little fun and a lot of real work. And what little free time will now be devoted to either GearFreeze or AstronomyTop100.com for the next two weeks.

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 12 – November 25, 2009 (Wed): Look for Your Evangelists

Day 9 – November 22, 2009 (Sun): Ask a Question

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Start of Day Twitter Stats: Follow: 44 Followers: 35 Listed: 0

Missed yesterday? Go here to read what happened on Day 8 – November 21, 2009 (Sat): Add More Followers

twitter_power_joel_comm_150As luck would have it, the Buffalo Bills played Jacksonville today. With a new coach and some free time during the game, I figured this would be a great topic to ask a question.

OK, I tried asking a question:

ChrisCarosa @thurmanthomas Watcha know about Parrish’s sudden appearance?

41 minutes ago from web in reply to thurmanthomas

I waited a while and watched a little more of the Bills game. When I returned, I found I got nothing, so I tried this one:

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Day 6 – November 19, 2009 (Thu): Add Friends and Acquaintances – and Start Replying

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Start of Day Twitter Stats: Follow: 25 Followers: 12 Listed: 0

Missed yesterday? Go here to read what happened on Day 5 – November 18, 2009 (Wed): Start Following

twitter_power_joel_comm_150I remember my friend Mark telling me to only add a few follows at a time in order to keep track of things. So I started by adding several of the folks I know from the Rochester Social Media Club. I had only recently relearned of their existence, (see “Back to the Future” posted November 12, 2009). At this point, I’m wondering if Joel Comm must have been merely appeasing his publisher when he came up with this whole 30-day idea. Fortunately, I’m much too busy at work to care.

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 7 – November 20, 2009 (Fri): Start Catching Big Followers

Back to the Future

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So I says to Mark I says, “Mark, I’ll go but I don’t want to pull in before you. You see, at the risk to confirming stereotypes, I’m a bit of a wallflower when it comes to these things. I could regale an auditorium filled with strangers, but put me in a small reception where I must talk to people face-to-face and I sort of stay to myself, speaking not, unless first spoken to.”

998276_97728952_business_time_royalty_free_stock_xchng_300“When it comes to groups,” I fully confessed, “I have a tough time feeling I really belong.”

Mark reassured me I could arrive after 6:30pm and find him already on hand.

Such was the set-up for attending my first meeting of the Rochester Social Media Club at Label 7 in Pittsford, NY. Funny thing. I discovered something there. Something really surprising.

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