I wrote a post on my last blog listing 5 things I should probably like based on my personal tastes and interests but, for whatever reason, don’t. I really liked the way it turned out, so I’ve decided to recycle the old post (and add in some new things as well). I know that’s probably considered lazy blogging, but I’d rather keep interest and attention on this new and (hopefully) improved blog instead of linking to my old one.
Instead of making a list today, though, I’m going to chop the original entry up. If I don’t, I feel like it could get really long and overwhelming. There are a ridiculously large number of things I could add to this list, but I’m sure no one feels like reading a novel when they click over to a blog. Over time, I’ll be covering my original 5 things, as well as any new things that come to mind.
In this first installment, I’ll be covering something I really should like if I ever want to be a successful blogger. That something is Twitter.
I use Facebook (though I’m not a very active user). I use Pinterest. I even blog. But I don’t use Twitter.
I signed up for a Twitter account a long time ago. So long ago, in fact, that I honestly can’t even remember the username I selected for myself. I’d heard only positive things about it, and I’d read that it can be an invaluable networking tool in many cases … So I figured I should jump on the bandwagon and use it.
I think I literally signed in one time (and tweeted zero times). I poked around a bit, trying to figure out what all the fuss was about. I guess I never figured it out, because I thought it seemed ridiculous and boring.
I realize that Facebook has unfortunately become much like Twitter with the news feed and status updates. People love to post about what they had for breakfast, what they’re doing later, and things that are of a much more TMI nature. (Seriously, some things are just better left unsaid!) I think that’s what I didn’t like about Twitter in the first place. Everyone seemed to want to post bigger, better, more interesting things so that people would want to follow them, but no one was really saying anything at all. (Although the 140 character limit might be partially to blame there.)
At least I’ve got the lingo down … I think.