Panigram Resort has recently joined the thousands of other microbloggers on Twitter.com. I feel that this is a great tool for disseminating small, interesting bits of information about my project and Bangladesh.
I still have a lot to learn about using Twitter effectively (for example, on my second day I accidentally spammed everyone because I didn’t know that a message sent using the “@” went out to all my followers!), but I hope you will stick with me through the growing pains.
One challenge that I have had this week is whether or not to reciprocate follows (follow people who have followed me). I read a few online articles on the topic and one person (Guest Potter in his blog: “To Follow or Not to Follow; that is the Question”) suggested that I examine my goals and create a “following policy”. This seemed like sound advice to me, so here are my goals for using Twitter:
Goal #3 requires that people be able to contact me on Twitter. Since from what I understand, you can only contact someone who is following you, I have elected to adopt this Following Policy:
You are welcome to give me feedback on this policy. I want to be fair and respectful to my followers while at the same time acknowledging that it is not physically possible for me to read the tweets of hundreds of people a day. (I have to devote some of my time to actually building the resort! )