Can I be honest with you? I’ve always hated Twitter. Why? I’m not sure. Probably because I didn’t get how it worked, and even with a few very honest efforts I still didn’t get it.
Yet, I had an account, I threw a daily link to SDL out there, and over time, a few thousand people started following.
Yet, every day I felt this twinge of guilt. It was the kind of guilt that fancies the selfish party in an all-take no-give relationship. And so, I resolved to be a better Tweeter.
And I have been. And you know what? Turns out, twitter is awesome. I’m just going to say it right now. I’m hooked.
Before, I rarely responded to individuals. I thought that every time I did so, it would clog the home page feed of all 3,000 followers. Who’d want to be inundated with my flirtatious, self-absorbed, silly, and ridiculous tweets all the time, I would always think.
Well, turns out if you do it the right way, people don’t see all of those individual tweets.
That knowledge alone was enough to get me a little bit excited about twitter. I started replying to my followers and having little tweet chats with them. It’s been so fun.
And then, somebody sent me a link to a page that explains Twitter in words that even a twit like me could understand. Click here if you want to read it. It’s called, “Mom, this is how twitter works.”
So, anyway, yeah… twitter. Is it for the birds? A couple weeks ago I would have told you most certainly. I’ll bet I tried figuring it out at least five or six times before that, always leaving it behind puzzled and confused.
But now I wish a lot more of my friends were on it, and I wish a lot more of you would get on it and tweet with me! If you do have a user name, add me (@danoah) and then let’s giggle about stupid things together.
I also like Twitter because I can be a *little* less inhibited over there. But don’t tell anybody that.
I have to maintain my squeaky clean image and all.
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing
PS, what do you think about twitter? Have you been frustrated trying to figure it out? Are you hooked on it?