This, unfortunately, is a really good question, and one that I may finally, after a year, be able to answer, at least partially. My reason for signing up on Twitter was initially a defensive play, I have a significant web presence I have developed over the years around my domain name, WyzGuys. So when Twitter launched I immediately signed up as wyzguy in Twitter. Now you know where to follow me.
I had some difficulty finding my Twitter “voice.” What to write about in 140 characters or less? I struggled. I ended up using Twitter as a way to announce publication of new articles to this blog. And to send out virus alerts. Occasionally, to share a bit of wit or humor.
A friend of mine who is something of an authority on social media suggested that the best way to develop that voice I was searching for was to follow others who I shared a common interest with. So I began to follow other Twits, and I will admit that it has helped.
I read an article that was reposted from Roger Ebert’s blog on the Chicago Sun Times web site. He describes is growing addiction to Twitter, and at one point describes it this way:
“I am in conversation. When you think about it, Twitter is something like a casual conversation among friends over dinner: Jokes, gossip, idle chatter, despair, philosophy, snark, outrage, news bulletins, mourning the dead, passing the time, remembering favorite lines, revealing yourself.”
So I am going to take a stab at being a conversationalist ala Twitter, and see where that leads me. Stay tuned…Share