My head is spinning after The Creative Connection and I have so many ideas to share. I didn’t know where to begin. So I decided to post about Twitter. I know there are people out there that “get it” and others that don’t.
The short end of it is, Twitter is a way to connect. I “met” some of my favorite friends online through Twitter. While at TCC, Jess told of how we became friends with Gussy– I was following her on Twitter and she said “I am looking for a cute pair of earrings.” I tweeted back that Jess has a cute shop with adorable earrings. She clicked on the link and ordered them. She loved them. She tweeted and posted about them. The day she posted about them, Jess said she got 15 sales immediately (I think….right Jess?). Since then we have become friends and I now love her all the more after spending 5 days with her. But it all started with under 140 characters.
Twitter is great for business- if you have a business, I’m here to tell you it’s a must. Even if you don’t have a business, it’s a way to connect with other bloggers, artists, people in general that you admire.
Things to consider:
*Really think about your handle. It should be simple and obvious. I use @30daysblog because 30days was taken. Jess uses @allorahandmade. Gussy uses @GussySews. Lindsey uses @thepleatedpoppy. Lisa Leonard uses @lisaleonard. See a theme here? Don’t do MynameisMiqueandIlovecrafts. Short and simple is a must.
*You have to be consistent. If you tweet once a day or once a week, chances are people have no idea that you even exist.
*Takes a bit to get the feel of it. But don’t give up.
Blackburg Belle’s Social Media series starting today
Tip Junkie’s How to Twitter Part 1 and 2
Rock on Mommie’s Twitter Do’s and Don’ts
How do you feel about Twitter?
Do you get it?
Do you not? If not, why?