We who are about to tweet: @ryan_ridge.
[In which we find out the Twitter philosophies of my most beloved follows.]
Twitter username: @ryan_ridge
Real name: Ryan Ridge
Recent memorable tweet: “Here I am, left to my own literary devices.”
How often do you tweet? Do you limit yourself to a number of tweets per day, or to a certain time of day? Any other OCD-like tweeting tendencies?
I’m an intermittent tweeter. Whole weeks pass sometimes without a single tweet and then I get to wondering if I’ll ever tweet again. However, when I am tweeting, it’s usually just a tweet or two per day. I live in California and I like to tweet late at night before I cross the threshold.
What is your ‘follow’ philosophy? Do you follow everyone who follows you? Do you follow celebrities, lit mags, ex-boyfriends?
I’ll follow anyone who follows me as long as it’s not a spam account. Celebrities will lead you down cul-de-sacs. I try not to follow them. Mostly I follow writers I admire. Among my favorite feeds are: @blakebutler, @MikeTopp, @markleidner, @englandtrent, & @darbylarson. Any tweet from any of one of these folks will make you smile. Guaranteed.
What is your @ philosophy? Do you tweet people back, engage in ‘chit chat,’ become annoyed when others do?
What is your #hashtag philosophy?
#hashtag precedes essence.
Do you obsess about number of: followers / retweets / favorites / unfollows / other?
No, but I’d like to say hello to all of my unfollowers. You are sunflowers each and every one.
How do you think you come across to your followers? How would you like to come across?
1.) Clean-shaven. 2.) Bearded.
What do you want people to remember about your Twitter account?
All the inspirational posters it inspired.