Saturday, May 16, 2009

Twitter for Newbies

Thanks so much to Prevential for posting this orginally in The Ultimate Guide to Twitter.

Try one of these articles and leave your comments below. OR simplyleave the URL to somethng that you, as a newbie, have found helpful.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Screen Shot of Stats

So here's the deal...if May 15 is the mid-point...and if the growth is linear...then today 2,500 reciprocal followers would be right on target.

Here is the screenshot--to be taken and uploaded before I go to sleep. :)

Here are some techniques I am using:

  1. TweetLater for auto thank you and auto follow
  2. Me personally, auto follow, no thank you
  3. Following EARLY followers of Oprah
  4. (Idea: Stopped due to too often weird or no response; re-start and write to them)
  5. Participation in FollowFriday using FollowFriday app
  6. Participation in FollowFriday following everyone's recomm endations
  7. (Idea: Follow my top people's top people)
  8. RT tweets and following the tweeter
  9. Tweets Near You to RT and follow random people
  10. Twit Pro Quo
  11. (Idea: Advertise it once or twice a day)
  12. InRev TwitIn
  13. (Idea: Stopped using it for growth because restriced tweeps get cuaght in endless loop)
  14. (Unrelated Idea: Follow latest page of followers of my top people AND write to them or RT them)
  15. Using seach box with keyword for RT followed by following of tweeter

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Blogger Blog Skins

First, here's a tip if you write multiple posts and date them to publish at future times...
jaimelyerly@SofiaMiller Note on multiple posts. Blogger is weird that when you start a post is when they post it. Best to copy & paste into new post

Now, on to the focus of this post: BLOGGER SKINS/BLOGGER TEMPLATES...

If you are tired of what Blogger has to offer in the way of "looks" consider these 3 alternatives (shared by two of my twitter friends):

  1. Klodianiklodian@SofiaMiller yes you can download more blogger templates from and for help check this
  2. The MidbossMidboss@SofiaMiller Sure! Most things from & allow comments, though you have 2 check each 2 b sure
Maybe I'll change skins at the end of the month. Mine is quite staid, unimaginative and dry. But that's not like me.

Do you blog with Blogger? What template do you use? Is it from the official Blogger collection or did you use something else?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Two Week Review

Feedback Tweets:
TraVerusBizAZLove your blog and the Twitter applications. I'm following your blog.
KorrineB@SofiaMiller I checked out ur blog. U def r a serious twitterer.
tcatlett@SofiaMiller I just took a look at your blog. Very cool. You stand out of the crowd. (In a good way)
bscopes what can i do for you Sofia ?ReallyShecky@SofiaMiller Do not be fooled by the glossy lipstick....this is a woman of substance and intelligence...worth your follow! #FollowFriday
TomPlant@SofiaMiller You're very welcome. You write good stuff.

Target Numbers:
Micole_@SofiaMiller my goal for May is to study and pass one of my teacher test so wish me luck!

My goal for May is 5,000 reciprocal followers. Everytime I do the math I get different results. lol. Of course that's because I ask different questions and consider different variables each time. :)

Prediction: (May 15th...)
I will be following 2,500
I will have 2,500 followers
I will have 1,400 tweets

I follow: ________1874________
I am followed by __________1831__________
I have
_________1121___________ tweets

For me to reach the "ideal" prediction I will need to follow 626 more and be followed by 669 more. I have no idea how many tweets this will take but for sure it will need a handfull of very magnetic topics.

At first glance it seems like a lot to me however 3 days of 223 additional reciprocal followers each day will do the trick. That I can do, with your help. :)

People to Follow says it all. I updated that list a few yesterday using the FollowFriday app to highlight the people with whom I have the most interaction through conversation, retweets or other honorable mention.

So, how is it going with you? Is your life on Twitter unfolding as you wanted? What is your Twitter game plan? How's it going so far?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Reciprocity on Twitter

LORI_SF@SofiaMiller Great tool that I use to help keep up on my Follow/Follower ratio is 'Your Twitter Karma' Check it out

Here are a couple...,

What has become my tool of choice, of late, is and it is in beta with the name: InTwit TwitIn Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, does it?

It is a single page interface which allows you:

  • to flush from your followers all those who are not folloiwing you,
  • to reciprocate with those who are following you, and
  • to grow your list by following those suggested to you by their software.

Reciprocity is common. I reciprocate with everyone. I will unfollow and block, even after reciprocation, those whose spam or language or profile pic annoys me. Remember rude, crude or lewd?

The reason I "block" after unfollowing someone is that so many of us have bots working for us--yours truly included-- and very likely we will be paired once again if this block is not in place.

Monday, May 11, 2009

What Does 11 to 850,000 Mean to You?

LORI_SF@SofiaMiller the only Tweeters who have a follow/follower ratio of 11/800,000 ( THAT I WOULD FOLLOW) would be a highly rated News Service

LORI_SF@SofiaMiller some people don't realize that with Twitter it takes mutual interaction. Far cry from having people view you on TV

Someone with this kind of ratio is on Twitter to broadcast, to feed the open minds/hearts of baby birds.

This kind of ratio means that any conversations will be lightweight, between fellow broadcasters,and more publicity stunts than genuine.

This kind of ratio means that if you follow the icon, the icon will not follow you back.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Why Do YOU Twitter

So, why do YOU twitter?

Why do you think Oprah twitters?