Being analytical by nature, I don’t usually do much of anything without having a goal, a strategy and a plan. Even a trip to the grocery store involves a list (if only a post-it note), a destination and almost always a strategy involving a carefully laid out plan to combine multiple errands mapped out in a path that involves keeping in mind traffic patterns. (My husband’s suspicions that I’m a little nuts might be confirmed if he had any idea what is actually involved in my thought process.) Having said that, when I wrote my last blog article, “5 Tips for Incorporating Twitter into Your Social Networking Strategy”, I wrongly assumed that lots of people start out tweeting with goals and a detailed plan. As I read some of the comments, I quickly learned that some of my blogging friends are frustrated with Twitter and it’s not working for them the way they had intended. So, I’d like to know more.
Do you have a social networking strategy? Is Twitter a major distraction to you or are you using it to build your brand and develop an online community? What are your thoughts? Are you an “accidental” twitterer? Did you have a plan when you started or did you just dive in and start tweeting? Are you one of those people who have thousands of followers and don’t tweet at all? What’s your favorite Twitter resource? Feel free to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences.