A few months ago a good friend of mine told me I should get on Twitter, and because I trust him so much and I was considering a career as a social media strategist, I did. I’d been avoiding Twitter like the plague ever since its inception, convinced that the blips of 140 characters or less were contributing to the deterioration of the English language and choosing to lump anything Twitter-related under the blanket of “vapid.”
And now I’d like to say… I’m sorry. I love Twitter. I’m addicted. I daydream of deleting my Facebook profile and kissing my “friends” goodbye. Twitter is much less demanding and intrusive than Facebook. Twitter is quirky, informative, comedic, and enriching. Twitter has news, fashion, friends, businesses, bloggers, interesting articles, and more. Anything you can share, you can share (and please comment on it!) on Twitter.
That being said, I’ve written a Twitter starter guide so other die-hard Facebookers can find the path to enlightenment (seriously, there are some really intelligent discussions on Twitter) one step at a time, and if you tried Twitter and didn’t like it, maybe this will help you change your mind.
And okay, sure, I’ve only been on Twitter for a few months, but that’s all for a newbie’s benefit! You see, I remember what it’s like to be just an egg. I remember being unsure of my hashtags and wondering if my retweet was silly. So please, learn to embrace and enjoy Twitter. You’ll thank me later.
Also, I’m working on a personal website that I hope to have running by the end of the summer. The goal is that this blog will become less of a blog trying to make its way in the blogging world and more of a way for others to learn more about me. Hopefully this will lead to an overarching personal brand and voice that I can cultivate for the rest of my career. Mucho excitemundo!
And now, Loryn’s Ultimate Guide to Starting on Twitter.
Sorry, it’s ridiculously long.