Hi there everyone! I hope you enjoyed the Bear-ly There Book Tour yesterday...remember that the contest drawing is not until the end of the month, so feel free to enter through the 30th! On to other things...today's post is 'Food for Thought' for many reasons. First of all, I haven't done one for a bit and I am a creature of habit to a certain extend. If I like something, I tend to do once, wait a bit and then repeat! (Now I have a desire to wash my hair for some reason...) My second reason has to do with the sudden urgency to spew (gross word, I know, but it gets the point across) a bit regarding a recent tweet I received. (Don't worry, the Tweeter will remain nameless to all of you....I'm not THAT peeved....)
While going about my daily Twitter activities of tweeting, and retweeting, I swapped over to my "@ME" messages to discover one from a "newbie" follower. To repeat (*COUGH*retweet*COUGH) it without an actual quote, it's message was simply that I had too many contest tweets and retweets so they were "un-following" me. (PAUSE.....just giving you time to let that sink in..) After my I was certain my eyes weren't deceiving me (I mean I have glasses, but this made me think I had someone else's), I stopped to consider their "complaint".
Twitter was created for (okay, if not created for, then used for at the very least) social networking and more recently "business" networking. If one doesn't tweet, one can not participate. If one sees an AWESOME tweet about whatever it may be without sharing a re-tweet, than that flow of information has been cut short. I don't care if it's about a new book (do I really DO care...that's not what I meant...keep reading), your recent trip to the movies, or your new puppy (love puppies...want to pet and hug and oh, wait, I've off track again...), it's up to me whether I read it, pass it along, or ignore it all together.
I would like to open this topic up to YOU, the readers of this blog. What are your thoughts on the whole Twitter phenomenon? Love it? Hate it? Follow all, none, or somewhere in-between? Is there a limit to what you will "allow" when you follow someone? Thoughts, comments, feedback...bring on the friendly discussion of this rather interesting (in my opinion) "debate".....
Until next time....happy reading! (Retweet!) (sorry, I couldn't resist)
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