I have been spending most of my twitter time on The Pet Wiki‘s Twitter account. I have been neglecting my own account. I never stopped reading the tweets, but now I’m starting to put what I’ve learned from The Pet Wiki’s account into my personal account. It’s a whole different set of people. In some ways I feel like I’m living two lives.
There aren’t any really good tools for managing two accounts. I am currently using TweetDeck for The Pet Wiki and Twhirl for RenaR. I really wish that they’d come out with a tool that lets me have the power of TweetDeck, but manage both of the accounts. I’ve heard rumors that TweetDeck is supposed to come out with a multi-account version. I really hope that those rumors are true.
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Pretty scary. I came home after a long day and got ready to do my nightly tweeting. I turned on my computer and started up TweetDeck – my tweeting tool of choice and tried to log in. TweetDeck kept throwing errors about the log-in. I think tried to go to Twitter on the web, and nothing came up. I didn’t even get the fail whale, just a page can’t be displayed message. I started getting nervous. What would happen if I couldn’t tweet?
It took time, but eventually Twitter came back. I didn my #woofwednesdays and posted a couple of articles. None of the aricles that I posted were my own. I try to stick something in from The Pet Wiki every night, but I’m just to tired to figure out what to feature. It will come tomorrow.
I can’t believe how dependent I’ve become of Twitter. I really enjoy it. A lot of the people that I’ve “met” on Twitter are really nice. It’s a real community. I guess I just afriad that I’d miss hanging out with my friends.
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Over the short life of The Pet Wiki, we’ve had a couple of contributors here and there, but we haven’t had anyone (not including my mom) who have felt compelled to add content. I’m working on a new strategy. I’m going to tweet to people about specific issues that interest them. I’ve mad friends with a lot of people through Twitter, and I think that they’ll enjoy helping on the site (at least I hope they will).
The Gerbil page has recently been updated. I added a picture and a video yesterday. Today I told my gerbil friend, Dalila about it. She went in and edited it to make it better. She’s a gerbil, so I’m sure that she has a lot of knowledge about all things gerbil. What surprises me is how fast she types. She must just get exhausted run back and forth across the keyboard. 🙂
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I wonder if and when saying that we’ve gotten another 100 followers on twitter is no big deal. I find it very exciting to see the number climb. I wonder how many of the people that have recently started following The Pet Wiki on twitter are actually real people. Out of those real people, I wonder how many are actually reading our tweets. People retweet my stuff and tell people to follow me on #followfriday. They say hello to me on #meowmonday and #woofwednesday. I hope that they are enjoying what they see.
I get an email every time a new person starts following The Pet Wiki on Twitter. There have been a lot of suspect people following lately, but since the number of followers hasn’t grow grown as quickly as the number of emails, I guess people in the land of Twitter have been doing a pretty good job of cleaning out the junk. It’s annoying when people are constantly retweeting the same thing over and over again, trying to sell you something.
I check out all the followers. I am less interested in hearing about what the line is like at Starbucks and more interested in people who talk about animals. Maybe I’m making the wrong assumption, but I just assume that someone who follows little unknown twitterers like us, don’t really want to know if I broke a nail. As a person, I’m not all that interesting. What makes us interesting are the pages on the web that we find and share. I’ll leave the other kind of tweeting to people like Oprah and Ashton Kutcher.
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