Kate- Those are some great ideas!
I'll have to try out asking more questions. I've been trying to get my hand on all the Twitter guides I can get my hands on
I keep chugging along trying to find out all I can. I tend to have more personal conversations with people initially until I know how I can help them better. Recently I started to use an analytic tool for twitter reports(Chrome app called "Socialbro) . I'm actually having a lot of fun seeing the stats on what my followers tend to talk about. The plan is to use the information to figure out how to more effectively directly connect with people. I'm hoping this will make my tweets more relevant. Otherwise I look through the feed and try to be as helpful and friendly as I can
. Sometimes I look at what is being retweeted. When I get new jobs I also tweet what I like about the new project.