If you have any doubt as to the powers of Twitter, take note that Dell says it has earned $3 million dollars directly through Twitter since 2007 -- that little tweeting bird built quite a nest egg for the computer company. Whether or not your blog will rake in the dough through Twitter is up for question, but tweeting your way through the day can only help increase your blog's traffic. One needn’t be a corporate giant like Dell to reap the rewards of Twitter. Even small bakeries in rural towns are outfitting themselves with oven-gadgets that automatically announce when fresh baked goods are available. We can all have a piece of the Twitter pie. Twitter doesn’t discriminate, but acts as a useful business building tool for the tiniest ventures to the most well known brands. Here’s a list of the top five Twitter reads for bloggers.
1) Darren Rowse of Problogger Darren’s Twitter bio says it all: “I blog about twitter and tweet about blogging. Sometimes I blog about tweeting about blogging and tweet about blogging about twitter.” Bottom line, the guy is connected at the hip to the online world and Problogger is a comprehensive guide to blogging, covering all aspects of the business and offering user-friendly tips like Blogging for Dollars to his month long tutorial 31 Days to Building a Better Blog.
2) Guy Kawasaki Co-Founder of Alltop With over 27,000 updates and counting, Guy is a highly prolific tweeter who uses his online prowess not only to promote his brand, but to entertain and enlighten with links to amazing articles, unique observations, and coverage of more useful, inspiring topics than you could ever imagine. He lives up to the Alltop description of\'a0 'online magazine rack.' Bloggers can reap information and inspiration from Kawasaki while learning from someone who has a masterful grasp of social networking, the crux of the blogging success.
3) Richard MacManus of ReadWriteWeb Offering the latest in web technology and social media trends, MacManus has his finger on the pulse of the online world. He throws a wide lasso around all of the hottest news in cyberspace relating to all of the news bloggers need to be aware of in their forum and online community.
4) Google on Twitter I am addicted to Google. From gmail to Google docs to their amazing search engine, they have organized the chaotic world of cyberspace into a manageable, user-friendly dwelling place. Any blogger not well-versed in the conveniences of Google (does such a blogger exist?) and all it has to offer should get acquainted with them via their news and updates posted on Twitter.
5) Bloggers Blog Reporting on blogging news and trends, Bloggers Blog gives bloggers insight into how to be successful by using all of the newest tools available to promote your blog. Learn everything from the basics of re-tweeting to the latest news in the blogging world.