I have had a Twitter account since they first opened, and to be perfectly frank I have not used the account to the fullest. I do not understand the jargon and even though I had one of the first phone sex accounts I am for the most part quite new to Twitter.
The only thing I understand about Twitter is following and followers. You follow or watch/read someone’s Twitter messages aka tweets. Followers are people who watch/read your messages or tweets. For the longest time I never followed anyone and then realized that not following someone who follows you is kind of rude. More on that later.
While I waited for just about everything this holiday weekend. I checked my Twitter account and began housekeeping. I had over 2000 followers. Neat, huh? Well, most of the followers were other phone sex operators and various competitors. There were a ton of “entrepreneurs” wanting to sell me viagra and other things that I neither need nor want. Then there were some weird ones.
An author decided to follow my tweets. One guess the type of books she writes. It starts with a ‘c’ and ends in jail time. Being me I contacted her and asked why on earth would a children’s book author follow me on Twitter? Granted my tweets are fairly innocuous but did you see my phone sex site? First it’s a phone sex site featuring me, Cheryl. I talk about naughty things like sex and well …sex and sexual parts and the things you do with sexual parts which is mainly sex. Oh, I have never been so ticked with a person. I left the conversation with: “Lady, I don’t know what types of books you write for children, but my unborn children will not be reading you –EVER.”
After I removed the inappropriate followers, I have a total of a little more than 100. Now I have never asked any one to follow me on Twitter. It has never been a part of my phone sex marketing campaign. So these followers some how found my account and chose to follow my little musings. After culling the rift raft I have to say never again will I look at the number of followers someone has on their Twitter account the same way because now I know that the number unless properly managed is exaggerated.
Over the last year, a number of things have happened where I found myself needing real-time information. While the sources are at times questionable, I found Twitter to be helpful during the Fort Hood shooting or when a hurricane touched down in my hometown and on the occasion when there was a massive fire at one of my server locations. When the power was out and no one could be contacted via telephone commiserating via Twitter with other people in similar situations was extremely helpful.
Ok, that’s the phone, so I will chat with you again tomorrow.
Before I forget, to reach me call my toll-free phone sex number, 1-888-669-6389. The price is $12 for 15-minutes and each additional minute is 80 cents. Only credit cards are accepted. Talk to you soon.