When you spend as much time online as I do, it’s easy to forget sometimes that not everyone else does the same. What has become second nature to me could very well be foreign territory to you … but it just might be territory you’d like to explore if you knew what you were missing.
Such is the case with my topic for today … Twitter.
Even if you’ve never tried it, seen it or even understand what it is, chances are very good you have at least heard of Twitter. It is the online tool that allows users to share short messages (140 characters max) about whatever topic they choose, which is then broadcast to whomever has decided they want to listen. Perceived by some as little more than a play-by-play account of every little (boring) thing its users do, Twitter is really a powerful communication tool that enables us to connect and engage with people all over the world.
Twitter is – or at least can be – far more than just sharing what you ate for breakfast this morning. And while right now you may have no interest at all in giving it a try, I’d love to share a few reasons why I personally enjoy using Twitter in hopes you might reconsider and decide to check it out for yourself.
Reasons to love Twitter … or at least check it out
1. It’s like hanging out at the coffee shop with your best buddies, only better because you don’t have to leave home and can actually get some work (or scrapping!) done at the same time.
2. It’s often the first place where new product releases, special offers or other “inside” information is shared.
3. It helps you meet and then really get to know the designers, business owners, and fellow scrapbookers who share your passion, even those who seem out of reach or who you might otherwise be too timid to contact or start a conversation with.
4. It’s flexible … use it as much or as little as you like to share whatever messages you feel like sharing.
5. It’s an amazing source of creative energy and inspiration, thanks to generous sharing of resources, ideas and links and the opportunity to connect and truly interact with others through questions, observations, shared experiences and more.
If your curiosity is piqued but you have no idea where to start, the Getting Started post from Jennifer Laycock of Search Engine Guide is a great place to begin.
And if you are already a Twitter user or are ready to give it a try, a great place to introduce yourself and meet fellow real life scrapbookers is by following me and joining in the conversation. There are several Log Your Memory fans who connect each day via the Twitterverse… and there is always room for more! Please also feel free to share your Twitter ID through a comment below so we can follow YOU too!
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