This may sound odd, but I see Twitter (especially "Follow Friday") as an opportunity to create waves, or expanding ripples of positive energy. I joined Twitter about six months ago and have slowly begun to learn how to use it as a wonderful supportive community. As you select individuals to follow and begin to actually interact with people on Twitter, you find that it can be a pretty amazing "Twittersphere" or community of great contacts. I believe a good recipe for your "Tweets" on Twitter is:
* 90% Sincere interaction with people, "Re-Tweeting" (meaning to repeat some one elses great information) RT-ing others art, sales, pictures, great news, etc.
* 10% Self Promotion
On Fridays there is a Twitter event called FollowFriday (or "followfriday, or #ff which is the "hash tag" code on Twitter) it's a chance to recommend your favorite people for others to follow. For me, FollowFriday has become almost an all day project, but really a labor of love. It brings me joy to recommend another person, add a few brief highlights about them, and "pay it forward" by bringing them more followers on Twitter.
So come Tweet with us on Twitter's #followfriday!
Me, on Twitter