The thing is, for me, I have only recently gotten into using Twitter despite opening my account a while back. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about but I just 'didn't get it' at first so I didn't use the account.
As someone who used to pretty much live and breathe Facebook it was a big step for me to deactivate my Facebook account but I did it back in September and I haven't looked back since. It pushed me to jump on the Twitter train and I'm glad I did. I find Facebook can be rather intrusive, whereas Twitter is quick. It doesn't consume your life with long-winded status updates, hundreds of photo albums and wall posts.
The thing about Twitter is you need to get yourself out there and meet new people, you need to tweet, you need to answer peoples tweets but most of all I think you need to polite (e.g. thank people for following you, thank people who give you a shout out or retweet etc.) All these little things go a long way.
If you haven't got a Twitter account I highly recommend it. You can follow celebrities, find out all the latest gossip but most importantly meet new people and have a lot of laughs.
Here are just a small handful of people I've followed for a while (in no particular order) and why:
- @shitmydadsays - A famous twitter feed started in 2009 by a young guy called Justin who tweets funny and random quotes his Dad says on various subjects.
- I'm a BIG lover of comedy so I follow @daraobriain, @MrEdByrne, @Herring1967, @Serafinowicz, @mrTonyLaw and the lovely @SarahMillican75. Sarah has 'retweeted' me a couple of times too *proud face*. I follow so many comedians I can't possibly mention them all.
- @hotpatooties - Dawn Porter, journalist and presenter and all-round fabulous woman with a big heart who you would just love to be your best friend. Her tweets can be so random and funny they make me giggle a lot and she's the person I most look forward to in my Twitter feed. I've had a few small conversations with her on Twitter and she's lovely. She follows me too *another proud face*
- @flounderingsahm - I've been following Tina for a long while now and she was my initial inspiration for taking the plunge into the world of blogging. Like me, she's a SAHM but unlike me she is very up on her technology, I've gained a lot from reading her articles.
- @lauraloveday - I think Laura started following me after we shared some banter over the last series of X Factor. She's a lovely girl, very warm, friendly and very very quick-witted.
- Finally, I would like to give a shout out to one of my best friends Claire, @clairepennphoto and her fab husband Tim, @mrparsley. Claire has an amazing natural talent for photography and Tim has an amazing natural talent for witty remarks - he's the only reason I continued to watch X Factor.
Since I've started blogging (all of 2 weeks now) I've come to use Twitter more and more and have recently met some fantastic people online. I'm just sorry I can't mention everyone but I'll be getting them all with a traditional #ff at some point in the near future. I can be a bit picky about who I follow (oooh get me!) so EVERYONE in my follow list is definitely worth checking out :)
Here are the other entries in this Twitter Carnival:
Nova at Cherished By Me posts Tweet Tweet
Hayley at Simply Hayley posts Twitter :: Tips to stay safe!
Cass at The Diary of a Frugal Family posts Twitterholics Anonymous….
Ghostwritermummy posts Twitter
Kelly from Domestic Goddesque posts The Twitterverse
Maggy at Red Ted Art posts Nothing To Do with Anything and Everything.
Ella at Notes From Home posts her Twitter for Beginners - 5 tips to getting started.
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