I have been a sluggish adopter of Twitter. While I had an account for quite a long time the notion to use Twitter in a productive, conversational and outreach manner wasn’t there.
Why would you use Twitter to post up useful bits of information about your day? Let’s see what that looks like:
Let’s not do that.
The more I reach out into the Twittersphere and connect with other like-minded individuals the more resources I have at my disposal. Some of my favorite bloggers are on Twitter (Chris Guillebeau, Clay Collins, Problogger) and I enjoy reading what they read and I’ve managed to find other excellent bloggers through them in this way.
Throughout the day I get a feed of interesting links that some of the most creative and off-the-wall people are reading or looking at. I re-tweet (lingo for repost) the ones I find useful or inspirational in hopes that others I am connected to can find something valuable as well.
So, you should follow me on Twitter. If you don’t use Twitter, I don’t necessarily advocate starting unless you are going to get involved with it. It is easy to over-reach in the social networking world and if you can’t keep on top of your Facebook or even your e-mail, twitter might not be for you.