I use Twitter all the time, for lots of different reasons.
I am building a new business on line Stories My Nana Tells and I am using Twitter to build awareness of that. We will be launching the subscription offer in about three weeks. In the meantime, everyone who joins the network can Tweet their updates to their own Twitterstream.
I use Twitter for fun, for networking and for building relationships and introducing people to one another.
Having just spent five months, recovering from a #frozenshoulder, Twitter kept me sane while I was confined to bed.
Cannot imagine networking without it, now. It is also so very quick and easy to use. Twitter is a great networking tool and from my iphone I can post pics to Twitter as well.
I strongly recommend that you learn to use Twitter to 'chat' - not sell. It is amazing the different it makes and you get introduced to the most amazing people.
Hi Hayley, I agree with a lot of the feedback already posted here and also find loads of useful and helpful information that I can pass along on my blogs, my biz Facebook profile, to my biz resource bd/members, etc The list goes on. Building friendships and becoming more personable in this area of my life, is something I have been working on for sometime and find that Twitter allows me a lot of give and take when mistakes come into play.
I focus on 2 specific topic bases though: business - parenting/family so it is a big essential must for me to have a good, clean and up to date follow - following list, so it does take some time, but it's worth it. Before Twitter, I used to spend so many hours looking up stuff, reading at the library, so on. Now, I can pull up my page, check through the lists I created and follow, wa la, the world at my fingertips.
Now by using Twitter, I am also making more solid connections, building a wider audience and target base for the two types of affiliate programs I am presently involved with (business - family,parenting) and establishing myself under the T.E.A.M.Mom! umbrella. When I am ready to promote out and market my website, I will already have laid down a foundation online and earned the respect of many people, from different aspects of life, from the CEO of a big company to the stay at home mom.
Just like any form of networking use, whether it be online or off, there has to be a mutual ground on who, what and how you brand your image, business, product etc. Many times, people just jump into so many areas in hopes to get themselves out there and noticed, that along the way they lose sight of what they initially started to do in the first place. Another aspect to think on, is that Twitter is free, a gigantic springboard of every imaginable topic thought of, so what better place to test the waters?
Well I hope that you will all enjoy your day and hope to meet some of you over on Twitter too. Patricia
Yes twitter is worth is. It depends on your circle and it depends on what you want out of it. I get to interact with people on twitter and find stuff I want to do by other peoples links and even the fun parties. It's very interesting and I do like twitter.
Like a lot of other ladies here, I've used twitter to:
1) Party like it's 1999 (ok, well, it seemed like it at that last twitter party ;)
2) Promote my blog (auto posts to twitter so no work there)
3) Promote my online writing at Associated Content (again, it auto posts, so no work there.)
4) Keep track of companies I care about. Many have contests on twitter.
5) Enter sweeps. I won a $200 camera by tweeting possible names for a product about a year ago.
6) Follow other blogs. I follow people who autopost to twitter too and it helps me scan the headlines, so to speak.
7) Find opps. I periodically use the search feature to turn up some review/giveaway opps. I've found some great things to review on my blog this way.
8) For Swag Bucks... I often get alerted to Swag Bucks I didn't know were available. Love those codes!
9) Promote giveaways and promote other bloggers giveaways for extra entries in contests (done in moderation!)
Of course, people want you to not always promote, promote, promote yourself, so you do need to mix it up a bit. No one wants you to spam them, but if you keep a balance, I think it is a great promotional tool and a good way to "meet" people who share your interests.