‘Tweet’le-Dee & ‘Tweet’le-Dum


Last year shortly after launching my blog, Fittitude Freedom, I signed up for a Twitter account. At that time I had no clue what I was going to do with Twitter, what a Twitter handle was, or how I should use this up and coming online social networking service with my blog. All I knew as that I needed to get with the social media program STAT since my goal was to connect with a captive audience.

Over the past year I have learned the basics and figured out how I could automatically integrate Twitter with my blog to send an announcement out to the few followers I had about when I published a new post. Let me tell you, I was totally psyched when I figured out how to do that. And to astonish you even more, I added Instagram to my social network repertoire this summer. Impressed yet? Probably not. I’m sure many of you out there are light years ahead of me when it comes to using multiple social networking platforms.

Once I got the basics down, I caught the twitter fever. I started following some of my favorite stores, blogs, newspapers, road races in an effort to receive instant news about what was going on in their life and happening in the world. I love the fact that the messages are short and sweet due to the 140 character limit and I can quickly scroll through tweets faster than email or Facebook. And if the title captures my attention, I just click the link to read more. Signing up with Twitter shaved off about 50 pounds from my email inbox.

As of yesterday, I was following a total of 33 tweetors. I guess that would make me both a tweetor and a tweetee, right? Today I am now following only 31. I’m sure that following 31 is not considered alot in the Twittersphere, but in my opinion 2 tweetors were taking advantage of a good thing by sending way too many tweets in a 2 minute time period.

Again, this is my opinion only. If one twittor (Tweetle-Dee) finds it appropriate to send a massive number of blast tweets in a row (let’s just a random number like 25 ), followed by another tweetor (Tweetle-Dum) retweeting the same messages over and over again, don’t you think we lost the whole purpose of twitter? BTW, this is not the first time Tweetle-Dee and Tweetle-Dum have overloaded my tweet home page. Last I knew, Twitter was not a tool to post a diary about your every last minute activity.

I am actually posting this to hear what you have to say about how many tweets is enough in one day by one tweetor? Please respond to comments and share this question with others so I can read what other opinions are on this subject matter. Perhaps I am off base with my line of thinking and need to lighten up.

BTW, please follow me on twitter…. I promise not inundate your Twitter home page with my every minute day to day activities.. Just click on the Twitter icon from my home page.