It’s no secret that I don’t like social networking sites. I’ve written about this topic several times here on Silent Cacophony. That’s why you will probably be surprised that I have been won over by one of them.
That’s right, I am on Twitter and enjoying it. At first I didn’t get it and I thought about quitting the site several times but I hammered on anyway. As I did, I realized that Twitter can actually be a useful device.
Twitter is essentially a microblog reader. You post small updates that can be no longer than 140 characters. It sounds really limiting and when I first heard of Twitter, I immediately decided that it wasn’t for me. But I tried it out for a while and began to see the benefits.
So what won me over?
1) I have picked up more readers and subscribers to my blog since I have been on there.
2) It isn’t difficult to get updates. If you decide to follow someone, their posts end up on your homepage and it is quick and easy to scan them.
3) You can find out some interesting things about your favourite artists. MC Lars posts regular updates about his tour. They are cool to see.
4) It is quick and easy to post things up.
Here are the latest Tweets that I have posted there;
“I’m working on my short story for the contest that @writerdad is hosting. Entries are due Friday. Look for my story later this week.”
“I’m glad most people here write in sentences. I don’t get text message lingo. I’m too old school but not old enough for Twitter, it seems.”
“I should be writing now. I said I was. Maybe just knowing that you know I’m working on this story will get me moving & get in done in time.
“Just joined a twibe. Visit http://twibes.com/kidlitosphere to join”
“Still working on my short story. I don’t know why I always find it harder to write one of these than an entire novel.”
“Watching Sopranos Season 3 DVD. Episode 1 is amazing. I love the way it is cut and the music editing is brilliant.”
“Check out this intriguing blog post about the “Privitization of the English Language” and trademarks on @zen_habits”
If you are intrigued or like what you see. Head on over to http://twitter.com/chasemarch and follow me.