For months I’ve been swatting away good-meaning friends like flies coming after my tea. “You need to tweet,” they say, “It would really boost your platform.”
“But I’m already doing 394 things,” I say, “I’ve no time for one more.” But that wasn’t the whole truth. Inside I was thinking who cares what I’m doing at any given moment of the day?
Then a publisher discovered my blog via a tweet one of those well-meaning friends had posted, so I thought maybe it might be worth checking out. Within less than ten minutes of playing around I had a Twitter account. Was I right about not having the time? Sort of. Am I sorry? No. For one thing, Twitter has saved me time, time I would’ve spent Googling and searching an infinity of sites to find that one piece of info I was looking for in the first place, thus balancing out said time, if not then some.
More than building my platform, Twitter has been an incredible resource for not only information I’m interested in, (without having to spend the time click, click, clicking to find that information), I’ve already scored two free books, and that’s after just four days. Well, technically the books aren’t free – they’ll cost me time to write a review, but considering I love writing reviews, how much better of a deal could a gal get? I’ve also discovered quite a few writers with the same interests as my own whom I may never have found otherwise.
But the best of it is the joy I feel that I may well be helping others by pointing them to some sort of answer they’d been searching and searching for to no avail. Nothing in this world makes me happier than the satisfaction of helping someone in need, whether that be by working with the United Way, or by tweeting.
So, thank you friends for pushing me to Twitter, and I’m sorry if I hit you on the nose with my swatter.
If you’ve not yet explored Twitter, I’d feel terribly guilty for not paying it forward and pushing you along myself. Check it out! Twitter!