Monday, November 9, 2009

I Have A Twitter Page.......Now What?

I have had the page for a few weeks now, but have yet to tweet.

What can you say in just 140 characters?

I have visited a few other tweeters, but I have yet to find anything that really makes me want to rush back and read more. I find blogs much more interesting.

I am trying to understand why people go to Twitter.

Last week I took a Social Marketing class at work. I was amazed that the huge multinational company which operates the business I work for, wants its properties to be on Twitter. Who wants to read business tweets? Don't you have to put up with enough commercials on television?

So far, I am missing the big draw. But my mind is ready, willing and with a bit of learning, hopefully, able, to appreciate the wonders of Twitter.

So all you Tweeters, please flood me with all the reasons you love to tweet!

In the meantime I will be spending my free time making something from these beautiful blue and brown fabrics that I tore into strips before going to work this morning. It's been about a week since I've done anything creative....much too long. I need to putter with such things at least every second day.


  1. WOW I love those fabrics.
    I don't twitter and hope I never do. you know I had a lot more time to sew before becoming a bloggers and a facebook person. My house was cleaner, and more projects were finished.
    On the other hand, I have made some wonderful friends that I wouldn't trade for all the gold in the world. Including you.
    Catch me here or facebook, but never twitter.
    Never say never.

  2. Twitter. I don't like it, don't get it and stay as far away from it as I can. I know in my business life there will come a time when I may have to use it. But, for me, I don't want the whole world to know what I am doing. My personal life is way too precious to me. I really enjoy reading blogs....I'm always open to new experiences so maybe I just haven't seen the benefit of Twitter.

  3. So far you both sound just like me! Thanks for the comment Patti and Sally.

  4. I don't understand twitter either...I'm more of a blogger...I do have a facebook page though...

  5. I like twitter for the celeb updates, certain website updates and breaking news. Perhaps you can find some quilters, gardeners (I think it's called Gardening Geeks)and whatever strikes your fancy. You just have to know where to look. I have an account, but don't look at it that much either.

  6. I don't think I'll add another 'place to visit'..I have enough on my plate:)

  7. Same here - no time for twitter in my life. Blogger and Facebook are about all the time I'm willing to give up and if you've noticed, I've not blogged for almost a month due to lack of time and a blank mind.

  8. I have a Twitter account but never think of going to it because like you, I just don't get what all the excitement is about! lol I also much prefer reading blogs:-) xoxo

  9. Twitter has helped me get closer to other SoCal bloggers. It's good for sharing info such as coupons, discounts, restaurant updates, etc. Or if you have a question and want a bunch of answers. Instead of sending a mass email to everyone, you can just post a short tweet and whoever's interested can respond. Otherwise, I'd be limited to just the people who read my blog, and the comments are usually related to the post. It's not for everyone, but if you're interested in forming connections, it's good for that.

    As for businesses, hotels could tweet special limited time deals. I follow restaurants that tweet their daily specials or limited discounts or special menu items. I also follow some airlines and travel sites who tweet special deals. Bought my dad a $31 one way plane ticket from Portland to LA that way.

    It can be time-consuming and isn't for everyone though.


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