Rediscovering the Power of Twitter

I have to admit that I am NOT a huge fan of Twitter. Nothing personal against it, I just never got the whole thing about only posting a few characters and trying to get my message across at the same time. As you can tell from reading any of the posts on this site, I’m kinda scatter-brained. But that’s okay, I’ve heard it’s the mark of a talented writer (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.)

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So, I was rummaging through my emails again tonight and realized that I had several new followers on Twitter. Normally, I’d just delete the messages, think I was a goddess for attracting so many wonderful people, and move on. But something told me to go check it out and see what all the fuss was about. To my surprise, Twitter’s like a whole new place these days. It’s like going to your high school reunion and finding out that the ugly old gym got a new coat of paint, new bleachers, and a new coach. I was slightly impressed.

What really caught me off guard was the number of people that are following me. I’m just now finding my way back into the writing world. It’s taken me several years to get back into it, and trust me, I tried to force it for most of the past year and a half. However, it’s only been in the past couple months that the real urge has taken over again. Now, I find out that I”m being followed by several authors, publishers, editors, and blogging specialists from around the world. Granted, most of them are only following me because my name comes up on the “writers” list, or because someone else they just started following is also following me, but it’s still a win in my book.

So that got me to thinking. What makes these people want to follow a washed up, old wanna-be writer like me? Simple. They’re looking for ways to market themselves, and that’s what I’ve got to do in order to get myself back into writing. So, I went through the entire list and followed nearly all of them in return. There were a couple names in there that seemed a little “odd” to me, so I skipped them, but not too many. I’m going to try and embrace Twitter and see if there isn’t a way to take the things I find there and use them to my advantage. I’m always looking for things to write about, as is every writer EVER, but this could be just the thing I need.

I’m almost kind of excited about the idea of rediscovering Twitter and everything it has to offer. I’m sure it’s not going to be the one thing that shoots my writing into the cosmos, but it could be just the thing to help get my feet off the ground.

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2 Responses to “Rediscovering the Power of Twitter”

  1. […] my other blog, I wrote a post about rediscovering the power of Twitter. I’m not a big fan of Twitter, never have been–never will be. However, I stopped over […]

  2. Well, you just got another Twitter follower. 🙂 I don’t get the whole Twitter thing either, quite frankly. But I do have over 3,000 followers, so I’ll just keep posting. I enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Cheers!

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