Now, I can barely keep up with Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogger, Instagram, and whatever other site I have joined, so adding an additional social media venue seems excessive and foolhardy, but I would be remiss if I didn't consider the business ramifications of Twitter. I can't even navigate Pinterest without either getting bored or overwhelmed...and apparently that site is easy and highly addictive.
Anyway, although I realize the enormous potential of Twitter, I have my misgivings. I think Twitter would be a great tool for promoting my business...but I do not have a career yet. I think Twitter would be a great way to network...but I have issues connecting to strangers or famous people so far.
I suspect I am also a little intimidated by Twitter. I even get apprehensive about this blog. I don’t like putting myself out there. I don’t like the disconnect of an online conversation. And the micro-blogging of Twitter has this immediacy and intimacy that is even more terrifying to a apprehensive person like myself. When I was a kid, I used to recopy my notes or to-do lists if I made a spelling error or mistake. My notes! No one was seeing them but me. But I would get all bent out of shape if they weren't perfect.
My neurosis has abated some bit, but I am sure some of my apprehension at starting a Twitter account stems from my worry of not having that perfect, salient tweet. I am also out of my depth in how to use Twitter to highlight my work. That being said...
140 characters later, I might just take the plunge. Tweet, tweet.