This post is to give credit to those who took the time to retweet Wednesday’s post. It made it to thirty. My faith in Twitter is restored. These are the generous people (accounts & businesses) who helped me spread the message to 183,466 accounts, equivalent to more than half the population of the Greater Victoria:
What did we learn?
Twitter is a like a badass radio station. Everyone’s got their own channel and broadcasts whatever they want. The problem is the noise. We get so caught up with being the DJ we forget to take requests. Not every Dj can take every request, but some it makes the audience feel engaged if you take at least the good ones.
Of course a few people refused my request, but the majority of people who I asked did. For the last year and a half, I’ve been making an effort to help, promote, or collaborate with a lot of the people on this list.Take @RajinderYadav as an example. He was looking for information about toning his belly muscle, so I put him in touch with a fitness trainer friend @narinaanne. He was grateful for the hook up, so he helped me out. Otherwise, if I hadn’t direct messaged my contacts that post would have gone unnoticed.
The people who were most likely to retweet were people who I reweet, talk to regularly, or share content for their specific consumption.
It may not be good for your mental health to pour our BackType analytics, but it is so easy to see who has done what with your link. Only one third of the retweets of the link were unsolicited, meaning not asked through a direct mention (DM), and five of those ten retweets were from business accounts. When these businesses mentioned this post, I thanked them in my Twitter feed. Having businesses push my material on Twitter is a sneaky way to get noticed in the public timeline. Instead of paying Kim Kardashin an obscene amout of money for a sponsored tweet, it might be a smart business move to go another route and retweet.
You reward someone for their hard work, and you get mentions in return.
As of today, I have yet to get a like or reblog on my Tumblr account, but who knows what will happen with that post in due time.
If you are looking for a list of people who make Twitter an awesome Social Network: look no further than the list above. Follow Them. My sincerest thanks for taking the time to click the Retweet button; I hope no one got hurt in the process.These six songs go out to those who helped me reach my goal,
“Friends” – Flight of the Conchords
“Friends” – Whodini
“Deep Fried Frenz” – MF Doom
Jurassic 5 feat. Mya – Thin Line “A Lesson in Friendship”
Dionne Warwick & ‘Friends’
Thanks to @scwink for that one.
Thank You All For Sharing & Playing Along,