Twitter Lottery

Sometimes it pays out to read the a-list blogs because you find something interesting. Like last week, when I was surfing around John Chows blog and found this gem: Peep Lottery

Why it is a gem you ask? No, not because of the slim chance of winning the jackpot just shortly before Christmas, but because the example this kid gives.

But first a short summary how it works: Peep Lotto is a Twitter Lottery that makes money by tweeting sponsored tweets and placing advertisement on their own homepage. This money goes into a jackpot, that will be awarded to one lucky Twitter follower on Christmas day. The only thing you need to participate is a (free) Twitter account and to follow Twterlotto, no fee, no gambling or risk involved.

So why am I impressed with this guy? And why do I think this idea . . . → Read More: Twitter Lottery

Re-Thinking Twitter

Twitter is full of spammers, and I am one of them! OK, that might sound a bit harsh, but I really lost my likening of Twitter lately and, sub-sequently have only tweeted to announce new posts here and on my other blogs or to pass coupon codes and other offers on. Few real exchange with other twitters, apart of some DMs. On the other hand, I must also admit that I haven’t received much of value from my followers. 95% of the tweets in my timeline consisted of invitations á la “join my mafia family” and @spam. Seems to me, I and Twitter have reached a dead end road, or not? So I decided that I have three possibilities to make the best out of Twitter:

1. Delete my Twitter account No, I am not exhausted enough for that, there are some people I want to stay in . . . → Read More: Re-Thinking Twitter

Blog to Twitter? Twitterfeed!

Do you use Twitter? Do you have a blog? Do you promote your blog on Twitter? Ever dreamt of auto-posting your new blog posts, or at least the links to these, automatically to Twitter? I recently found out about an useful little, free, app that helps you do exactly this.

May I present Twitterfeed?!

In simple words, Twitterfeed checks your blog RSS regularly and whenever it finds a new blog post, it send out a tweet. But Twitterfeed not only supports blogs, it supports all kind of feeds coming from web sites. Every time a feed is updated, Twitterfeed tweets for you, drawing more attention and visitors to your web site or blog. And keeps your Twitterfeed fresh and lively at the same time 😉

You can specify how often Twitterfeed shall check for updates, how often it tweets, pre- and suffixes for your tweets and a . . . → Read More: Blog to Twitter? Twitterfeed!