marketing, platform

Who’s A Tweeter?

So everyone knows about Twitter, but I am finding it hard to understand its purpose. I’ve heard it called a micro-blog. What??? You know, you just write little blurbs about what you are doing throughout the day.

Why??? What is the purpose? Well, I don’t really know.

I do find other people’s tweets interesting…most of the time. I have to say, though, that I am starting to get followers who I know good and well don’t care about following me. They only care about me following them back. It’s advertising. It’s marketing. And I can see that it could be beneficial in the writing/publishing world, though I really have my doubts about it.

What do you think about all these social networking sites to promote yourself? Or are you in it for all the friends? Are you doing it to build a platform for the day you are published? Or are you in it for the fun of it all?