UPDATE: An epistle on Twitter technique:
A lot of people signed up for Twitter because of your mention of it. [Scroll down and the majority of those not picture are not following you or anyone for that matter – why matter? see below][# More #]
You may want to quickly mention it so they sign in again to find you. And a link on your blog would help them to, a lot of them are not following you. Twitter will quickly become useless to them if they don’t understand they will leave it in the waste bin of Internet Explorer. If you want them, then you have to hold their hand a bit at first. I’ve tried to follow them through an account that is mainly to give out the show details [which as you tweet more will become obsolete]. Hopefully they will see that and see links to other people and grow their Twitter universe from there.
By my rough count 48 people signed up for Twitter that didn’t know immediately how to follow you so they are alone, not following anyone and no one following them. 48 that mentioned they are on Twitter after hearing your show. There may be more that I don’t know how to track. Now there are others for sure that were able to find and follow you quite well. Probably if you look at the 883 followers you now have @hughhewitt, most likely the ones without a picture heard about it and fortunately knew how to find you on twitter.
But fresh Twitter-ers right out of the box are in the wilderness. And sorry, but you keep telling people to look up the wrong stuff. I’ve heard you several times saying “go to twitter.com and look up hughhewitt no space at twitter.com” [which equals: firstname.lastname@example.org – you did this for @Lileks yesterday] That will get them no where quickly. The browser will shoot nothing back for them. You’ve got to tell them to do a google search by typing hughhewitt no space and twitter. Or you’ve to to link to it:
And in a tweet, you have to add the @ sign before the person’s twitter name:
That will make their twitter name a link to their Twitter page for people to check the profile and see if they want to add.