The blog (this one) and Facebook were pretty easy for me. But the purpose of Twitter evaded me. I don't often have 140 character gems of wisdom that the world wants to hear, but I had an account, so occasionally I'd link a posting from this blog to my twitter page. After awhile I linked my phone to my Twitter account, so if I did see something interesting or had a pearl of wisdom or a rare nugget of wittiness, I could upload it to my Twitter. Those happened very rarely, so I was surprised and puzzled when I'd get an email that I had a new follower.
What were they following?
Well, I've now been converted. Several days ago I tweeted (silly word, huh) asking for suggestions on a place to hold my launch party for For What It's Worth. I received several reply tweets suggesting The King's English in Salt Lake. One of my discoveries about Twitter is that those making the suggestions could also link The King's English to their tweet, so suddenly I was in contact with a bookstore I'd only dreamed of holding a party at. And they were responding to me even though I'd never said anything to them.
A few tweets, a phone call and a few emails later and GUESS WHAT?
For What It's Worth is going to have it's release party at (drum roll and fireworks) The King's English!
I'm thrilled and I have fellow twitterers (or tweeters) to thank for my good fortune.