Twitter is experienced as much as it is learned. I am constantly learning things from the Twitter "rock stars" as well as my own followers. But there are clearly those that just get it and do things the right way. One of those would be @thebrandbuilder (Olivier Blanchard). Today (5/26/10) @thebrandbuilder tweeted this:
This is typically a tweet you would see on #FollowFriday. But since it wasn't on #followfriday, it didn't get lost in the stream and got my attention. And because I had the time when I saw the tweet and the fact that I've learned to trust @thebrandbuilder suggestions, I decided to check out these people. I won't go through all of them but I wanted to point out what @kristofcreative has done. I think @kristofcreative is another who is doing it right and inspiring others to do so.
First of all, I decided to check out his twitter profile (@kristofcreative). I liked what I saw there. We have similar interests and he looked like someone I could learn from while following his tweets.
Then I clicked on his website link and hit the PAYLOAD. The link didn't take you to his homepage as I expect (and is so typical), but to a special page setup strictly as a Twitter landing page titled, Why I Twitter. Boy was I impressed. Drop what you're doing and get a glimpse of a Twitter stroke of genius. But not only is the IDEA of having a dedicated Twitter page genius, the thought process behind it and reasons listed are brilliant.
Read the reasons @kristofcreative lists to "follow" or "not follow" you. In those reasons are guidelines to Twitter success. And if you've been around long enough, you have experienced Twitter spam scum. While hard to avoid, @kristofcreative it taking proactive steps to avoid. I'm too lazy to screen as closely as he does.
I have started following @kristofcreative. And as I am planning a website redesign, you can bet that the profile page will have a new Twitter twist. And I'll look like a genius to others thanks to @kristofcreative.
Have you seen others do this? Send me the links.
David A Moore is a cross-media marketing junkie fueled by Mountain Dew. His habit is supported as managing partner of Advantage Printing, a commercial print and marketing service provider serving churches, nonprofits and small businesses.
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