I like to RT. And because of that, after I write a piece, especially a long complicated one, I watch to see what soundbites people quote. If you pick something I thought was interesting, it's a pretty immediate RT.
I see this as a win-win. I can reward people who read and appreciate my writing. And I get to find out what parts people through were worth remembering.
Because of the way Twitter works, it's good to beat the drum a few times for every story. And this way it involves more people, which is one of the cool things about social media.