A couple of days ago I added a feed to my website so visitors can subscribe to my blog. So far I have one subscriber. Me. I subscribed to test that it was working properly. When I got my first update yesterday I noticed a couple of things I wanted to change about the email, like making the headline more interesting and eye catching.
One of the great things about having no traffic is you can make mistakes and tweak things without anybody knowing. There is only one critic, you.
That’s what I did this morning, but while changing the settings on Feedburner I noticed an option to post updates to my feed on Twitter. I don’t even have a Twitter account.
OK that’s not quite true.
In fact I have two that I set up in the past couple of years. But that’s all I did, I set them up. I haven’t logged into either account since.
Maybe it is time to do Twitter properly. And since Feedburner has offered to do it for me every time I add a post, well, it seems foolish not to.
Setting up a Twitter account is fast and easy. I now have 3 accounts! My latest, @IvanisLearning, I will use just for internet marketing and anything related to this site.
I Googled “best internet marketers to follow on Twitter” and found this list of Top 25 Online Marketers to Follow on Twitter.
I picked 10 of them and started following them.
I then wrote my first Tweet with a link to Day 1 of my path to making money online. This is it:
Next I went back to Feedburner and activated the option to send feed updates as Tweets. Easy. You can add standard text that will appear before the post title name and of course a link to the post will be included.
Last thing that needed to be done was to add a Twitter follow button to the website. This was easy with my Prose theme from StudioPress. There is a widget just for that very purpose. Enter your Twitter name and it does the rest.
I’m starting to wonder what other goodies my Genesis theme has that regular WordPress themes don’t have. Am I spoiled but don’t even know it? Someday when I’ve time I’ll do a comparison and see if it was worth the 80 bucks.
But right now I got to say I’m pretty pleased with myself. 3 hours ago Twitter scared me. I didn’t understand it.
Now I’m beginning to. And I’m excited!
And you know the craziest thing? I have 20 followers already!