I joined Twitter a couple of months ago, but only recently have I been really using it to its full potential. I have thoroughly enjoyed this service and will definitely keep using it.
Don’t know what Twitter is? Check out my first post on this topic, where I explain it in “plain english”.
Ok, so you must be wondering why in the world you should even consider joining. Here are seven great reasons why I think you should join:1. It will improve your writing skills
With Twitter you are only allowed to post 140 characters at a time, kinda like an sms. Therefore you are forced to be concise and to the point. According to Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, this is one of the hallmarks of good writing.
2. It is quicker than normal text-messaging
Twitter is kinda like a universal messaging system where you can broadcast to all your followers collectively or you can send them direct messages.
3. Helps you stay connected to the people you really care about
This indeed is one of the few technologies which I think actually encourages community-building. You can follow the thoughts of your friends and family and in today’s busy world, it’s getting harder and harder to keep up with others. Twitter makes it easy—and fun.
4. It will introduce you to new friends
I have now met several new people via twitter. I think it is a great networking tool. You can find people with similar interests to you and who knows, you may even find the right people you are looking for to collaborate with on a new project or business venture you want to pursue.
5. It makes you think about life
When you answer the question, “What am I doing?” you start becoming more conscious of what you really are doing and also start seeing your life through the lens of your followers. This really has made me more thoughtful and intentional about my life, as well as more productive.
6. It helps you build your “personal brand”
What comes to mind when people think of you? When they hear your name? The truth is that brands are build one step at a time, one interaction at a time. With Twitter, you have another great way to build your brand, one tweet at a time.
7. It’s just plain fun!
Following the people you know and care about on Twitter is fun. You see another side of them. It’s also another way to interact with them online. To be honest, since joining Twitter, I have not had this much fun interacting with people online.
Give it a try and see for yourself!
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