Personal Tweeting

I’ve had a Twitter account for probably two years now, but have never really been very good at twitter. My friends insist that I absolutely need Twitter and to learn to use it.

It does seem to be a great way to get out a message, but more so for companies and organizations. I understand how to use Twitter for the advantage of a nonprofit or company. With that said, I am having a hard time seeing the full point of updating people constantly on my every action.

  • I just made dinner, taco night!
  • @Tim just stopped by and made margaritas
  • They are playing #BritneySpears at Barrage tonight

Who cares what I am doing?

Then my friend pointed out that I have always been a big user of Facebook. Over the past 7 years I have been constantly updating my Facebook status’ to let people know my every opinion, action and the like. I have used Facebook to advertise nonprofits, push events and send out invitations to parties and concerts. I have used Facebook to share hundreds of pictures over the years. My Facebook status’ have also been a huge part of my expressing my political opinion. All of these things can be done on Twitter so what is my issue with Twitter?

For one, I am still not use to the limited text space you have to express whatever it is you are trying to say. Second, what about my life is so fascinating that I need to post it in real time. Tweeting is something people do numerous times a day. With Facebook once a day or every other day is more than enough for a personal Facebook page.

With this said, I am going to try and capitalize on my Twitter account. I am going to try and tweet at least twice a day and will try to make my tweets of more value than announcing that the subway was overly hot today. I will also try to figure out why Twitter is such a necessity in modern day life.

As of today I have 54 followers. I want to double that in a month and at the end of the month have a clear reason and understanding as to why I must have an active personal Twitter account. Let’s see if I can do it.