Today I'm asking for advice rather than offering advice. I'd like to make better use of Twitter. I am not on Twitter very frequently and when I do, I either send off a few Direct Messages or chat for a few minutes and then do something else.
How do you use Twitter?
One frustration I often have is that I either see messages that were posted thirty minutes ago or I suddenly get fifty messages every ten seconds. It's hard to keep track of what's going on.
Do you use Tweet Deck? Does that make a big difference?
I have Tweet Deck but I generally forget to use it. I should bookmark it so I go to it more frequently.
Have you found that Twitter increases your blog traffic significantly - either through relationships you build on Twitter or from links to your reviews?
All my reviews are automatically posted to my Twitter feed. When I do go to Twitter, I often click on links to blogs I don't read often because something interesting appears. So I do think it's a useful source for blog traffic.
What do you think is the best way to maximize Twitter - both for blog traffic and for having fun?