After neglecting Twitter for a long time, I finally decided to give it a little extra attention by letting my readers and visitors know my user name for Twitter is enviroman, same as my user name at Google Blogger's official Google group - BLOGGER HELP GROUP. I am going to test Twitter to see if it can help increase traffic to my blog or blogs.
If you too want to try to use Twitter as an application to increase traffic to your blog, better join Twitter very quickly because if you are late, you may not get the user name you want because someone else have taken it.
Why is Twitter's user name important? This is because the user name you select will become the URL of your Twitter home page, like mine is http://twitter.com/enviroman. So in order for people to find you easily on Twitter or for members and potential members to recognize you, you will need a user name that is associated with your blog.
Now why do I say you have to be very quick? This is because Twitter limits the number of character to maximum 15 alphanumeric characters and do not allow . or - or _ Now that means if Twitter don't increase that maximum later, the maximum usernames will be 1515 = 4.37894+17 but if you exclude meaningless usernames like shgf4er9u90ue5ci and only include meaningfull ones like my name peterchen (I would not want peterchen6 or something similar), then you will have a very much limited choice.
Now what I would like to have will be something like - bloggertipsandtricks (too long) or my first Blogger related blog (less used because of trademark issues) - bloggerfordummies (too long) or peterchen (taken). Fortunately for me, my online name at BLOGGER HELP GROUP is enviroman and that is available and this 4th best will have to do.