My Twitter account – @ACrowdFunder – is approximately two months old and I have 801 followers. It’s important to measure to see your progress and adjust your expectations. Then you continue to move forward by getting back to work and not “resting on your laurels”.
If I continue at this rate I will have 4800 followers by March 1, 2015 – the one year mark. I may exceed that number if I get better at using Twitter. Of course, that assumes that I want followers only.
What if I am focusing on something else? What if I decide to focus on the engagement that happens with people on Twitter? What if I network with those people and create more opportunities, more business and more income because of the level of engagement? Isn’t that more important? I believe that engagement is very important and having followers is important, too.
Because I use Jelly as well as Twitter I follow people on Twitter who are actively and (mostly) sincerely engaged on Jelly. What do I mean by that? I mean that these people ask and answer questions in a sincere manner and once in a while ask or answer questions in a joking manner. We all have to joke around a little sometimes.
I have even created two lists/groups related to Jelly on Twitter. Today I’ll mention one of them. I call this list “Jelly Capable!” and the people on this list I have observed are doing what I said in the previous paragraph. Jelly Capable! is full of people who ask and answer questions on Jelly sincerely (mostly).
Why do you think I have this list? One reason is to save time in order to be more productive.
Check out Jelly Capable!
“What have we learned on the show tonight, Craig?”
-Measure in order to see your progress and adjust your expectations.
-Remembering WHAT we are measuring is even more important.
-It’s ok to joke around sometimes.
-Moving on to the next step by getting back to work is an excellent habit. Don’t “rest on your laurels”.
-Jelly Capable! is a great way to find people on Twitter who are using Jelly.
I’ve included this old routine from Steve Martin to encourage you (and help you remember!) to measure.
*As with any content I cannot promise that no one will be offended.
Around 1:13 is the measure reference.
Who is measuring your progress?