I am taking part in Yummy Mummy in Training’s Blog Every Day in August challenge.
Day 7 is: Guilty Pleasure
Sad but true, I think Twitter is my guilty pleasure. I’ve had an account for years, but never really used it – I was following loads of celebrities, and found that I couldn’t keep up with what they all had to say. Eventually I just stopped bothering.
Then I started the blog, and someone told me I should be promoting it on Twitter. So I started tweeting a link to my blog every now and then, when I remembered, to my 192 followers.
Then I downloaded Tweetdeck, and started following the people who are doing the same sort of thing as me. I followed organisations who do things I’m interested in and write about. And I unfollowed a lot of celebrities, in whom I have little or no interest.
I don’t keep up with Twitter very well; I don’t read every single tweet, especially now that I’m back at work. But I do spend a ridiculous amount of time on Twitter, chattering to the people I follow. I love the way Twitter works; the fact you don’t have to be in an agreed “friendship” to respond to what they are saying. It invites interaction in a way that Facebook and other social media don’t. I love the hashtags and all the endlessly different opinions. I’ve found some fantastic blogs through Twitter, and some amazing opportunities. And I spend far too much time on it!