Over the past three months I have been tweeting early in the morning tweets that typically look like this:
- Conversation starter
My breakfast tweet is a great way to announce to the world that I’m up and wanting to engage on Twitter. I can’t say hi to everyone I want to individually so asking a question is a good way to get to as many people in one go. As questions go, what are you going to eat for breakfast is both innocuous and inclusive. Everyone eats and food is a great open subject that everyone can participate in.
- Community – where there’s food, there’s people
Ever noticed that when dinner’s on the table, people are attracted to it en masse? The breakfast tweets has seen the emergence of a hyper-local #purleybreakfastclub:
I can’t claim credit for this. It has been an organic development. However, it does feed into my aims of Purley 2.0 to build a more sociable local online community.
- It’s not what you eat, it’s what you tweet
The real joy of answered breakfast tweets is not just the initial engagement, but the subsequent conversation. Take this for example:
All of this leads to – in my experience – a more rewarding and sociable interaction.
- I actually want to know what you’re eating
It bothers me that you might not be getting your RDA of fibre.
- Permission remark-eting
When I tweet my breakfast tweet I don’t force anybody to answer. It can be easily ignored in the stream of updates and I’m perfectly happy with that. The great thing about an answered breakfast tweet is that people who’ve answered want to answer and I find in life that the best conversations ensue if people want to talk to you.
Hopefully, this has explained why I will continue to enquire into your breakfast routine on a daily basis. Now to get that sponsorship from Kellogs…