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Blogging, twitter and that audience
February 28th, 2009

Mark has written a post in which he evaluates Twitter and writes rather astutely about that audience that many bloggers and twitterers ponder upon, seek or desire. It is a good read, like all Mark’s blog posts. Mark is also great with video. Check this out. This one too. Anyway, I digress. Mark’s post about Twitter and his side note on the audience garnered a response from me and as I have done in the past I repeat those thoughts below.

Mark, a nice evaluation and thoroughly enjoyed reading the side note. Many of us have those thoughts, emotions, feelings regarding publishing on the net. It is only human.

The advice I have read and received is blog for yourself. Write for yourself. Simply blog about things you have done. The audience will come, whether you know it or not. It may be small or even large. That is not important.

Recently I have been focusing on that little group of bloggers and twitterers that comment on my blog and respond to my tweets. Do not worry about the ‘big knob’ bloggers out there. Who cares? Focus on that loyal group of followers or commentators. That is when it really kicks in.

I think you have the best Twitter avatar of them all. Is that you in the picture? Your avatar immediately grabs my attention and makes me take notice of what you have to say or share Mark. Blog on!

Cheers, John.

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2 Responses to “Blogging, twitter and that audience”

  1. Mark Says:

    Thanks for reading my post and taking the time to comment. I think you are right on the money–it’s about quality, not quantity. I think that the emphasis on stats and followers can dilute that truth, and I appreciate your reiteration. I look forward to future back-and-forths and getting to know your blog a bit better.

    As for the avatar…that’s my yearbook photo! I like to do something a bit goofy that sums me up (last year I had a mohawk!)

  2. John Larkin Says:

    You are welcome Mark! I get caught up in it all from time to time. I sit back, take a break, quaff a beer and slow down. Cheers, John.