I know Twitter isn't for everyone (even though David Pogue on the New York Times recently praised Twitter's ability to quickly gather information from your followers.) But if you have a blog, you'd be crazy not to provide a Twitter feed for it. On my blog, I give people three main subscription options: RSS, e-mail, or Twitter. Granted, with Twitter they also get other microthoughts, but they also get my post titles.
It's generally a poor practice to use Twitter only to syndicate your RSS feed. But having some information on Twitter is better than nothing. Here's a simple way to automatically set up Twitter to publish your latest blog posts:
That's it. Now once you're on Twitter, occassionally toss in a thought or two that you have throughout the day. As Pogue counsels, don't tell us what you just did, if it's something as mundane as eating a peanut-butter sandwich. People aren't so interested in the mundane details of your life, but they are intrigued by your unique perspectives on those details.
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