Despite a LOT of initial skepticism, I have been tweeting for exactly one week now, squeezing it in between my client work — and trying to resist the temptation to do it ALL the time. It’s really fun!
Here’s an update. I have attracted 65 followers in those seven days. That’s amazing to me, since I have done zero promotion except for the two previous posts (scroll down). Wiser tweeters than I have told me that’s pretty good for one week. All I did was spit out the quick ramblings of my troubled mind. 🙂
As I mentioned before, I was a HUGE Twitter skeptic. It seemed like nothing more that a huge time-waster to me. Where were the benefits? What was the upside?
Boy, was I wrong. First, did I mention it’s fun? Second, Twitter makes it incredibly easy to connect with anyone, including major figures in my field (and probably yours). I have already made connections with people I would never have dreamed of emailing for fear it might be perceived as spam or just an unwanted intrusion.
My tweeting hasn’t turned into paid work yet, but I’m confident it will, and probably fairly soon. I’ve already received one message from someone looking for a good copywriter. I’ve also gotten some good ideas from other people’s tweets. Knowledge is a wonderful thing, and sharing it is even better.
Twitter is filled witrh smart people who help you stay fresh and up-to-date in your field. Each message (tweet) is quick and VERY brief — 140 characters max, including spaces — so it’s much less of an intrusion. Plus, people seem to really welcome tweets, although you can ignore them if you like.
Conclusion: Definitely worth a try.
Look, I’m busy, just like you. I have no use for stupid fads, no matter how popular or trendy they might be. But this is something more. If you haven’t take Twitter for a test-drive, do it soon. If nothing else, try to grab your name (or your business name) while it’s still available. Come to think of it, that was the ONLY reason I signed up originally.
I have seen the future of networking, and its name is Twitter.
Want to be one of my Twitter groupies? Follow me. C’mon, it won’t hurt a bit.