I am taking part in Yummy Mummy in Training’s Blog Every Day in August challenge.
Day 7 is: Guilty Pleasure

Single Mother Ahoy Tweetdeck

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!
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Vicky is a mother, a blogger, a podcaster and a social media trainer. She writes about life as a single mother, parenting and lifestyle type things.

1 Comment

Chetana Krishna · 07/08/2013 at 11:05

I don't really have a twitter account but I am considering it, it seems everywhere I go since I started blogging was tweet this and tweet that and am feeling a little left out on the tweets but on the other hand I already spend way too much time using my phone n computer, and joining twitter my phone will be permanently attached to me – so should Istill join?

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