Forget everything you’ve ever been told about Twitter. Forget about what you think you know about joining the conversation, being authentic, getting folks to follow you, following people you find interesting, etc.
Forget about not doing self-promotion or even tweeting. You don’t have to do any of those things.
But, you do need a Twitter account.
Because I may want to acknowledge your work, like a really insightful blog post, photo or something else you said or did.
Twitter is not about gathering friends, followers or being followed. Twitter is about being nudged when someone wants to say “Hey, good job, man” in a very crowded, very noisy room.
Does that simple reason help, @sethgodin? No reply needed cause I know you saw this.