with A Week WithMy Father
What's your best tweet?
What happens when a man reunites with the father he never knew? What if it could happen for you too? A Week With My Father.com #RealityTV
What are six things you could never do without?
Family, Faith, Health, Freedom, Understanding, Hope
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
Information about the show (I have a separate personal account), trying to find sponsors, viewers, fathers and sons
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Hootsuite. It's free and allows professional scheduling. Second is followfridayhelper
Twitter or Facebook?
Can't live without them both. Twitter has a greater reach, facebook is more personal
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
#lessambitiousmovies I laughed at that for hours! "Edward Handsarenailclippers"
What feature should Twitter add?
MESSAGE notification! I don't know if I have DM's unless I click on the link
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Prince! Would love to know when he's going to play in Los Angeles!
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
Nothing I can think of. It's hard, because I have a BA in English, and tweeting so much has a negative affect on my grammar!
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Someone at a major corporation who might want to sponsor my show. Perhaps Coca Cola or Taco Bell
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
I hate racist, sexist, homophobic, far Left or Right political types; anything that immediately offends me, I unfollow
Why should we vote for you?
Because I have created something unique in #RealityTV, and launched the marketing campaign entirely through social media, esp. twitter!
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#RealMen is one of my favorites. Anything that inspires me to keep going toward my goal of celebrating Fatherhood!
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Several. I met with a guy I worked with as an actor on the TV series Malcolm and Eddie. Alyssa Milano, with whom I worked on my first movie
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#Tweetkend All the people I follow tweet all week long, even on weekends!
How do you make your tweets unique?
I try to separate myself from my show and simply share information about it. I won't use it for politics or pop culture
What inspires you to tweet?
Knowing that no one else will do it, and the message about the show and what we hope do to with it!
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Yes...by someone who didn't really understand the twitter dynamic. I took the advice, but not by much :)
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Find your audience. Don't push. Persuade. Believe in what you have to offer. Don't beg for followbacks. Distance yourself from your bizness
How long can you go without a tweet?
Maybe an hour! But I have so much to share! I'm on my third twitter app for my iPhone!
What question are we not asking here that we should?
How can we make twitter profitable?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
Extending the tweets to 150 characters, allowing you to follow as many tweets as you want, a paid model
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
IF anyone, Alyssa Milano. She doesn't make her tweets too personal, even though it's a personal account
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
Can't name one person. Bill Zucker is pretty funny of course!
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it has already jumped the shark. Twitter can only grow from here!
Why should people follow you?
Because I have much to share about fathers and sons, and their unbreakable bond, and how to restore that bond
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
TOTUS, but I think it's been taken down.
How do you decide what to tweet?
Some tweets are spur of the moment or stream of consciousness. Others are well thought out and planned. Depends on my mood
Why'd you start tweeting?
I needed to reach potential viewers, sponsors, networks, even potential show participants; and I had no money for more expensive marketing
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
It has given me a new way to communicate with folks, some of whom don't even speak my language.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
More listening, so to speak. Read what others have posted
How will the world change in the next year?
The current world economic crisis will work out if our governments let the PEOPLE use their ingenuity, instead of trying to fix it
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Texting language...ugh. N-word, B-word, C-word. Begging people for followbacks more than once!
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Quieter. Safer. Twitter and the other Social Media giants will have to compete with another new paradigm