I’m not sure that I should admit it to anyone, besides myself… but for prosperity sake, I’ve hit a milestone on social media, that is I tweeted my ten thousandth Tweet on Twitter and I feel great!
Maybe I’m a little perverse in my achievement, I’m not even sure it’s a thing. I mean, how many other people can say they’ve tweeted that many times? But then again, is there a gold standard for tweets? Perhaps, just maybe there’s an Olympic Twitter category and a specific number of tweets that we all should be aiming for; if so how close am I and whose company am I in?
I’d like to think that there’s millions of real people tweeting and not just the bots. I like technology and I fancy artificial intelligence, but I like human beings, go ahead and call me silly. Which brings me to another topic, why am I on Twitter so much?
Should I be concerned? And by disclosing the number of times that I’ve tweeted, should you be concerned about my real people skills? I know I’m asking a lot of questions, but I’m in unchartered water and my navigation is a tad off.
But in my own defense, I have monetized my Twitter account, that is I’ve drummed up business that I otherwise would never have gotten. I also don’t make cold calls, because Twitter helps me funnel likeminded people into a virtual space, where conversations begin that then generate leads that then lead to sales.
Still, I spend a great deal of time on Twitter, 7 days a week and early in the morning, so I make impressions in the UK. I also have late nights, when I’m trying to make an impression in California and yes, even when I’m at an After-Work networking event in a real physical space, amongst real people, I’ve been Tweeting.
It’s my thing. We all have a thing… right? I’ve had famous people reply to my tweets and like my tweets and follow me. And during the 2014 Oscars broadcast, Ellen DeGeneres responded to a Tweet, which isn’t bad for a gal from Boston.
I’d like to believe that a Tweet got us to connect on LinkedIn, or we started a convo that made me want to write… because really, for me it’s all about writing and words.
But three things are certain, (1) I’m not a contortionist (2) I’ve tweeted more than 10,000 times and (3) I’m not a Bot (I passed the Captiva test).
And another thing, all this patting my own back has got me Twisted! Care to join me?