I could have sworn I was never going to join twitter. Yet here I am, already completely hooked.
I’m starting to build new friendships.
I’m about to host my first twitter chat.
And I am loving it!
Mostly. Let’s not get too excited yet. The honeymoon phase isn’t over.
I was hesistant, because I thought twitter had no potential. It was just people shouting into the void. Or the people who write about what’s hip (the kind of people who use the word hip), rather than the people who are actually cool.
Truth is, both are there. Everyone’s there. And there’s a reason for that.
Since December I’ve spend a lot more time discovering new blogs and expanding my network. I am completely amazed by how much love that exist on the internet. The blogging community is so supportive – and most of them seemed to be hanging out on twitter.
Especially when it came to twitter chats, so many people were saying it’s the best way to grow your readership and make new friendships. I had to investigate, like a true detective. This the kind of thing a detective would do, I’m sure. Don’t argue with me.
Joining a new social media platform is stressful. There’s so much to learn, and I have no idea if I’m doing it right or wrong – all these unwritten rules that defines the tone of the platform. You don’t even notice it when you have been there for a while. But as the new girl in class, I’m acutely aware of everything I could be doing wrong. I feel like an elephant dancing on the tables when everyone’s trying to sit down and have a nice dinner.
But you’re never alone in the blogging community, and it’s easy to get invited inside! People are always ready to chat on twitter. I’ve been welcomed with open arms, and I know I’m going to make some amazing friends here.
For now, let me know if you’re on twitter and what your first experience with it was in the comments!