by Deborah Ng
Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past year or so, you probably already know I’m a self-professed Twitter addict. I love Twitter. I Tweet as soon as I wake in the morning, throughout the day, and just before I go to bed. In fact, I check Twitter almost as much as I check my email and stats. Am I obsessed? Not really, it’s my job to use Twitter. Besides, Twitter has done amazing things for my blogs.
I’ve been using Twitter Feed for my blogs. What I like about it is how posts are automatically tweeted out everyday, even if I didn’t do it manually, and even if I didn’t write the post myself. Anything on my RSS Feed is sent out over my Twitter Feed.
I hesitated for some time before using Twitter feed because I was worried about the spam factor, so far no one complained. Moreover, traffic from twitter to FWJ is way up.
My favorite reason to use Twitter is to network. I started out with one follower and now have about 1200. I met new people, did some business, swapped ideas and stories, and received breaking news. Because Twitter is 140 characters or less, I’m not committed to some deep conversation.
One thing that surprised me about Twitter is all of friends I’ve made. When I was at BlogWorld Expo in September, I met folks I only knew through Twitter and it was an amazing experience. It was good for my job with BlogTalkRadio as I signed up new users, it was good for FWJ as this comunity has new members via Twitter and it was good for me because I met so many awesome individuals.
Twitter isn’t just another social networking site
I hesitated before signing up for Twitter because I didn’t want to get sucked into yet another social networking site. Twitter is different though. I can’t explain it, but the people are friendly and it’s not all about business. Yesterday we live tweeted an election and it was amazing how close we grew watching history in the making. In fact, if I had to give up every social networking site but one, I’d keep Twitter.
Tell us how you make it work for you…and don’t forget to follow me @debng!