1 Month Of Twittering Its Been Interesting

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So its been one Month now (as of yesterday) since i started tweeting. I gotta say I really recommend it. Its probably the easiest way to get a hold of me online (unless you send a private message I have those set to ignore). Its also a great way to spread your blog posts. There have been a few milestones which really increased the feedburner count and the stats for this blog. One was the implementation of blogrush which brings more new traffic (people that have never been to this site before) then any other source. I think that is a really important metric. The other is twitter. Feedburner has increased by about 15% in the last 30 days and I think that is mostly due to twitter. The traffic has followed pace.

I recently started doing twitter trivia and today even had a contest for ipod nano ;).

BTW major props to graywolf for getting me started and to all those who say that you don’t have time for it? I can tell you that twitter has made me way more efficient. I can send a txt from my phone and get instant responses from all my friends if I have a question on something. No email… no instant messanger… i dig it.

54 thoughts on “1 Month Of Twittering Its Been Interesting

  1. Sabrina

    Boy do I ever hope to have the results like you…I can say that I have more traffic on MouthyGirl.com due to Twitter, hopefully the trend will continue…lots of my friends have joined since I’ve been raving about it..

  2. Sabrina

    And…you’re not lying it’s quick to comment you – and your quick response is awesome, not many top bloggers are as accessible..

  3. Jay Gilmore (smashingred)

    I too recently started with Twitter and in less than 2 weeks I have seen the potential for both hugely successful blogs like yours (was a subscriber before I began to tweet) and smaller ones. It sort of resets the odds. I also love the limitations and the brevity required. It has made be entirely rethink the rebuilding my blogs if not for cash for personal and professional growth.

    Keep tweeting.

    All the best,


  4. Derek

    Cool to here that you are enjoying it too…I just signed up a couple of weeks ago and it has been great. Even created an ultimate list of twitter dads, including yourself, to try and help people connect.

  5. Ashley

    I signed up, too, but I have to say it’s a little cumbersome to me. I guess I’ve got to stick with it for a while to get used to it.

    I’m curious why you think it’s increased your RSS signups? Aren’t the people who following you mostly people from this site that already follow you?

  6. Affiliate Confession

    Okay, I’m convinced. I’ve been thinking about signing up, but after reading your experience with it, I’m sold. I’ve been updating my What Are You Doing in Facebook, but Twitter seems way more efficient.

  7. Lynn Terry

    I held off for months (and months) thinking it would be a huge time suck, but I have to agree with it being a super efficient means of communicating. Love it!

  8. SearchBuzz

    “because people see your tweets on their friends pages it draws them in”

    There is no way you can gain 1,600 subscribers in 30 days while only following 59 others back and say it’s due to the conversations your are having with others. As an active twitter user I would have to respectfully disagree with that statement.

    Congratulations on your newfound Twitter success!

  9. SearchBuzz

    Sorry – I didn’t make a clear point. I believe people that are following you know you, your blog, and your brand. I would be very surprised if many of your 1,600 follower had no idea who ‘Shoemoney’ was before following you on Twitter. (with exception of bots) Not saying that it has not bumped up your rss at all, IMO most of your audience @ twitter is familiar with this site. I could be mistaken…. :)

  10. Flimjo

    Twitter gives your blog posts so much exposure. You can update several times a day, and it’s like everyone is watching you.

  11. Flimjo

    Good point about the limitations on Twitter. I think it’s a brilliant design, especially with the character limitation on the updates. Get out what you want to say and make it short and crisp. It sort of trains you to write short and engaging blog posts that hooks your reader.

  12. bigcrags

    After a few days the only guy following me (twitter.com/bigcrags) is Calacanis and I doubt he’s really that interested in my tweets seeing he’s following 16000 other people. I don’t think it’sbeing used in the UK much yet. All my friends seem content using Facebook but maybe they’re missing the point. I think I’ll keep at it and maybe one day Shoe will sign up to follow me! ;-)

  13. John Motson

    hm, I think Jeremy is drawing us in just to sign up to twitter and become a follower.

    It’s all part of his plan to “Take over the world” and become the reigning supreme. I overheard him the other day talking to Matt Mullenweg about how he planned to dominate twitter and Facebook and by doing so beat that wombat John Chow in the race to reach 50,000 rss subscribers.

    Evil plan Jeremy.

    I’ll go sign up to twitter now and add you as a friend.

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  15. Michael D

    Getting quick response from friends is one of twitters best features. I was searching out a domain tool the other day and decided to tweet it. Within minutes I had several good sources for tools that offered what I needed.

  16. ShoeMoney

    ya see thatt was my point… its bringing in NEW people or so google analytics tells me a good portion of people coming from twitter.com are new visitors to shoemoney.com.

  17. AhTim

    I have use the twitter via my iPod touch and mobile phone. Am happy with its simplicity and mobility! Totally agreed with you. :)

    –blog for dream–

  18. Terry Tay

    I’m not sure of twitter yet. I think it’s working for Shoe because he was able to get a lot of followers very quick. I may be a twit for not twittering yet, but i’ll wait.

  19. Chetan

    Terry is actually true, its easy for you to get more followers very fast as you are very popular already. For those who are new to blogging or twittering, they cant get more interaction and followers that easily.

  20. James

    just signed up the other day after putting it off for ages. I thought Facebook was enough already! I really don’t know anyone on twitter, none of my friends use it either.. hrmm

  21. Web Marketeer

    Your results from using twitter are very good! Definitely proving itself to be a valuable tool, this surely puts twitter as another useful arrow in the quiver of the social marketeer.

  22. Paul

    I have a twitter account but have not fully committed to it. From what I understand it is like sending out mass txt messages. I could be way off though. I do not really have that many friends online, “one that follow me and not even sure about that.” I am happy for everyone seeing success off twitter.

  23. Googlelady

    I am testing it this month as well and see how results will come. Is amazing how lately many bloggers started talking about twitter “Again”.

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  25. Joe Cavell

    I will have to investigate Twitter to see what all this is about. I agree that having an effective blog creates a solid foundation for any internet marketing. Now there is a system that helps you do just that and it absolutely free.

    Based on web 2.0 and social marketing, the Spiderweb Marketing System is a great way to get started.

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  26. auctionpixelpage.com

    Opened a twitter account but did nothing with it so far. On the must do list. Thanks for the post and comments. This is a great and provacative place to hang around in. Thanks.

  27. Debo Hobo

    I am new to twitter, I have to get used to updating it regularly.

    I noticed you still have BlogRush on your site and you say it is still bringing you traffic. I need to revisit that widget.

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