For all the political posturing and seriousness that comes with Twitter, John Mangos discovered that there are simpler ways to get your tweets noticed #foodporn.
In forty years of mainstream journalism, I have broken many stories.
Occasionally, some have evoked a response from the audience.
Similarly, since joining Twitter I have shared profundity, mourned, criticised, joked, celebrated, praised, shared secrets, corrected the apocryphal, and even broken the odd yarn via tweets.
The response is usually lukewarm. One picks up a few new followers, loses a few old followers, gets abused, gets accused of political bias, gets retweeted, gets favourited, or rarely, a thank you.
But tweet a picture of a humble home-made bowl of Asian style chicken soup and the Twitter-sphere goes ballistic…!
It was a rare, quiet, Saturday night home alone. I indulged my passion to cook with Greek music playing. The result exceeded my humble expectations, so I took a photo and tweeted.
No big deal.
I was inundated with tweets requesting the recipe.
By inundated, read “bombarded”!
It was merely a Thai-style chicken and noodle soup with bok choy and a few other vegetables.
Yes, of course there was a secret ingredient….
Follow me on Twitter @johnmangos if you just need to know what it is, after all, this information is far more important than breaking news.