Some time ago, in a strange fit of enthusiasm, I signed up to Twitter and was immediately bewildered: I didn't understand how Twitter worked, didn't see what it was for, and didn't know what to do with it. So I ignored my account but have since received a few emails telling me that someone (usually a name I recognised from here) was following me.
I now notice that quite a lot of people are coming to this blog from Twitter. Which is lovely of them: but I don't know why, or how.
I would be grateful if someone could explain to me in words of one non-technical syllable how Twitter works, and how it could be of use to me and my blog. Can I somehow feed my blog posts (or at least part of them) into Twitter automatically, or do I have to actually go there and do it myself? And is there any way I can be notified if someone has linked to my blog from there without Sitemeter first spilling the beans?
And what's all this about Facebook? I've signed up there, too, but have found it just as perplexing as Twitter. People keep linking to this blog from there too, but here Sitemeter fails me: it won't reveal precisely where those links are. It's driving me mad.
Someone please put me out of my misery. I'll make you a nice cup of tea as a reward. Earl Grey, of course, in a lovely china cup.