My Life On Twitter So Far
I have mentioned before my reluctance to be involved with Twitter and in my last post teaching about how to use Twitter some of this reluctance still showed. I am going to be honest here, although not as reluctant, doing Twitter right still seems a tad daunting, but I won’t focus on that now.
So far, my presence on Twitter has exclusively been to complete class assignments. I have had to do a week of tweets, live tweeting an event and tweet chat in and out of class. And although tweeting has become a more natural thing to me, I have yet to fit it into my daily ritual.
As you can read in “Twitter: How to ruin your life in seconds” by Asian Image writer Sonia Ali, Twitter is considered a vital tool for communication, but that it can destroy reputations as well. Although I am not concerned with ruining my reputation via Twitter, I am beginning to see what it can do for me.
After my last assignment for Twitter, where I tweeted while listening to the speaker Drew Dudley from TED talks, I realized how easy it is to make strong connections with important people.
As I was listening to Dudley weave in and out of his inspirational stories about leadership and his past, I tweeted on several quotes I liked, gave him credit via his handle and thanked him for speaking that night.
After completing this assignment, I thought that was it, I’m done tweeting until close to graduation next year where I will start producing more regular professional oriented tweets. Then Dudley started following me and thanked me for attending.
Now that I have someone like Dudley following I am starting to think that I need to pick up the pace on my tweets and tweet even when there is no assignment to do so.
Luckily, the summer break is near and I will have more time to attend to my Twitter page appropriately as I would like to be able to keep people that I revere following me.
Wish me luck.