I have a Twitter account (obviously)
I send “tweets” daily (most of the time).
I spend (probably too much) time reading tweets and following people.
But I have to admit one thing:
I don’t really get it all.
Being on Twitter, to me, is kinda like being a Mom. You talk, you share things, you speak your innermost thoughts, but you never really know if anyone is actually listening or cares.
I see a lot of people putting tweets out there that are marketing-focused – read my blog post, check out this new product, etc. And then there are the tweets that are more train-of-thought type tweets.
My question is this…
Does it really matter?
I’ve joined the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog challenge over on The Secret is in the Sauce blog. I’m having fun learning ways to improve my blog and blog posts. As a part of that process, everyone is following each other on Twitter.
With all of these extra folks to follow (think 500+ people here) I’m finding it hard to sift through all the noise to find the nuggets of goodness in there. I’m finding I would rather just ignore Twitter than try to figure it out.
I’m torn between wanting to follow the herd and using Twitter to share with folks and just dropping the whole thing altogether. I mean, I have the blog, I have Facebook, I have email and my phone. Do I really need Twitter, too?
So, help me out here:
- What do you think?
- How do you use Twitter? (or do you use it at all?)
- Do you like it?
- What are your secrets?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.