Tuesday, March 13, 2012

social networks


Explain Twitter to me please.



I just don't get it.


I've been contemplating starting a Twitter account for the blog.  Would you like it, follow it, or whatever it's called?


If I did I would have to figure out what #.... means and why people use it.


Is it addicting like fb?  I admit, I like fb, maybe even a little too much.


I have to tell you, I didn't catch on to fb until 2008!!  And texting didn't enter my life until 2010!  Now I'm in love with texting and fb, maybe adding twitter would not be a good idea.


While we're on the topic of fb, if I started a page for the blog would you be interested?


The whole idea of me putting the blog out there via social networks has me confused and a little anxious.  What if no one likes my tweets!?  Maybe figuring out Pinterest is enough for now.


I've been a little cranky/defensive lately, thought it was time for a mindless post about meaningless things.  Would love your input.

7 comments:

  1. I too have never looked into twitter. I figured facebook is enough to keep up after! lol I have a fb page for my blog and I like using it. Gives me a way to share quotes or articles that I don't always post on my blog. I also recently got into pinterest and really enjoy it! I'm big into recipes so it's a great way for me to organize them in one place and to find new ideas as well!

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  2. I would love to see a page on Facebook. Twitter... I don't get it either. I tried to get Calvin's Hats going on there and I gave up. It doesn't make sense to me at all.

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  3. I'm a twitter believer, but of all of my social network loves, it often takes a backseat. It really helps if someone can sit down and not only explain twitter, but explain how to "set it up" so that it's actually a social network tool that is interactive and not just one-sided (i.e. just sending out tweets, but responding to them and finding them). It takes a bit of time to "set up" everything, but here are the youtube links I'd suggest for getting started:

    1. Twitter defined - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o&feature=player_embedded

    2. How to use twitter - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0xbjIE8cPM

    3. There are a bunch of things you can download to make twitter more easy to use (i.e. hootsuite and tweetdeck). I like tweetdeck best. Here's a tutorial on what it is and why it's better than just signing onto twitter - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEDOXHEfxrw

    Good luck! I'd follow you :) @Emily_Siegel

    PS - the "#" is still a little allusive to me, but I think that's sometimes the point!

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  4. Yes, absolutely set up a Facebook page.

    Twitter is slightly tougher to break into in my experience. It really helps to find people you know who are on it to help get you started. Come find me - I'll tweet with you. :) I'm @SeattleNA.

    Twitter is definitely about relationships and reaching out like a previous commenter said, not just broadcasting info. As far as I can tell, that's why the people who give it up do so - because they fail to make real connections. For example, you can follow other bloggers and have a conversation with them on Twitter. Creating these relationships can lead to guest blogs or growing your followers/fans in general, or so I am told.

    Also, one great thing to do with Twitter is use a free program like Hootesuite to preschedule a lot of your tweets. It helps keep your presence consistent. But you still need to get on in person and interact with others from time to time.

    If you ever want to brainstorm about developing your brand or want anyone to bounce business ideas off - pick me, pick me. :)

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  5. I would love to follow you/friend this blog on facebook. I am not a twitter fan, and I really don't get it either. But I may give it a try if you decide to go the twitter route.

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  6. Yeah.... not a fan of twitter really. I prefer fb.

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  7. I don't get twitter either. I have an account, but I'm very "meh" about it. Never look at it.
    I'm scared of Pinterest. Scared because I know I'll like it, and I get addicted quickly....

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