I tweet. I facebook. I’ve used Myspace, Google Plus, Mixcloud and Soundcloud.
I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now in terms of promoting my show and to continue borrowing from that old song, I really don’t know clouds at all. Or the value of tweets.
I follow more than 800 people on Twitter and have over 200 followers. Some are bogus. Others are self promoters hoping to sell me crap but thankfully, some are actually fans of rock and roll.
But who actually reads my tweets or follows my links?
Granted, the main goal is to promote the Rock & Roll Riot but I have a feeling that if I tweeted, “7 Ways to Maximize your online presence,” I’d get more followers, retweets and clicks.
Twitter flies in the face of what social media is all about: interaction. People recommending things to each other and sharing stories and opinions. Facebook does this very well. God forbid you should ever want to contact a fellow tweeter or make a real connection. Having said that, I will salute author Don Winslow (“Savages”). He tweeted, “What are you reading?” I replied that I was enjoying his book “The Gentlemen’s Hour.” He favorited my tweet. So there, a bit of interaction, but it’s not like he’s going to invite me over for dinner.
Like most people I started out following celebrities but, as much as I appreciate Alyssa Milano’s love of the Dodgers, I grew tired of such tweets. I switched to music industry folks, journalists, bands, fans and social media types.
If you are reading this because of an interest in rock and roll, radio or my show, thanks for stopping by.