This post is long overdue.
One of my faithful readers has expressed his wish for me to share my twitter experience and for a long time I have unconsciously ignored it but today I must address it.
Why are people so caught up in sharing their lives constantly?
Will I ever get the symbols (@, #) correct and the other jargons?
What is a trending topic?
What is a twitter tag?
These were the questions that troubled me before joining the force called twitter. I hated it. Before joining I would load twitter pages (mainly celebrities) but it was only to see what they tweeted about.
I hated the concept of followers, following and how the amount of followers you have on your page impacted your reach. I avoided topics surrounding tweets and twitter because I didn’t want to be caught up in sharing my life with the world. I tend to be very private, unpredictable but I can also be engaging.
However, on August 18, 2009 I officially joined twitter and now I am a faithful tweeter. The tweets on twitter from the twitter users are twitfantastic and the experience can be fun if you follow the right people. At the beginning I started following celebrities and a few of my blogger friends. I searched for twitter users in my area and followed a few a well – although they weren’t many. I would suggest that a new user find topics they are passionate about and tweet about that eg. technology, blackberry etc. You are going to be surprised how many people will reply (@) to your tweets and may even follow you.
For my own safety I do not tweet on certain topics. I would never support any twitter user tweeting on their specific location or any detail on their plans or schedule. My tweets, if they fall along these lines are very vague. The world is so dangerous and unsafe that you can’t even trust anyone even your friends.
One should never be afraid of twitter. I am a testimony that it can be good. The moment you join the ‘force’ – twitter, the more tweets you want to put out there – adding to your page. Placing tweets that surround trending topics is also similar to blogging.
My twitter experience has been great, I enjoy every moment of it. I enjoy telling my followers ‘Good morning’ as I always do and follow up with my own ‘thought of the day.’ Pretty boring huh? It’s never a dull day on twitter. I mean for those who live in the United States of America and other first world countries can really live a twit-fantastic twitter experience because tonnes of companies and others use this medium to promote their craft.
Oh how could I forget the amazing friends I have met through twitter who follow my blog and who I share my tweets with. They make my experience on twitter so wonderful and hmm twit-fantastic.
Please do not let your fear keep you from twitter.
Start tweeting today, memories await! Literally.