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Wednesday, May 18, 2011


As I mentioned in a recent post,
I've given some thought to my Twitter use lately, which resulted
in creating a second Twitter account @dotinthecity.
Why do I tweet?
I have to be honest, when I started in 2009, I was somewhat reluctant.
But over time, it won me over.
You may have heard this before,
but the more I use it, the more I love it.
[Ever wonder when you signed up for Twitter? Check Tweet Anniversary]

For me, Twitter is about marketing & networking.
I consider it my on-line persona, therefore,
I only tweet [share] what I want others to know.
I have met colleagues who work in my field from across the country,
bloggers & handmade artists from around the world.
And at times, those worlds collide, finding handmade shop owners
and bloggers who work in student affairs.
A few tips for tweeting well:
{have a purpose}
first define your reason for joining Twitter,
then with each tweet, consider why you're tweeting
{complete your profile}
add a photo, your location [it's better to be vague than leave it blank]
& fill in your bio [answer: what will people see if they follow you?]
{make connections}
follow people you may want to connect with,
but have some discernment about who you follow
[sites like TwitBlock can help you manage spam].
also, remember to be patient as you build your network.

How do you use Twitter?

1 comment:

  1. I love twitter now. It's so nice to meet and connect with people! I use it as a mix between promoting my shop, other's shops, connecting with people and a little bit of letting people know my personality. =)


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