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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Twitter

Here's a simple question for you - do you use twitter?

I'm trying to use it since I started an account back like 2 years ago (I checked today and counting today's tweet, I'm up to 5 tweets). Seriously though - what do you tweet about? I feel like I don't like an interesting enough life to actually tweet anything. Do you want to know when I go to the gym? Or what I eat? Or what I'm looking at online? And then there's direct messaging to individual people. And retweeting. And the "@" symbol.

I have to admit, I'm a little overwhelmed by it all.

Enlighten me people (and then follow me on twitter @cbkingery because it's a lot like blogger... makes you feel special when your "follower" list grows - yeah, I have 5 followers to match my 5 tweets).

20 comments:

Rebecca said...

I lose enough precious time in my day with FB and Blogging. Those two aside, I have banned all other social networking sites. No tweet for me. :)

Running and living said...

I don't twit. Blogging is enough for me:) And yes, people twit about everything, what they eat, what they do, every thought that goes through their mind. I think it would be addictive to me.

Aimee said...

Sorry...I don't use twitter! It's just one more thing that I really don't have the time for!

Jon said...

I just follow a few people on Twitter, like Conan, Lance, and a few other pro cyclists & triathletes. I have facebook as well. Talk about too many people to keep up with!

track coach and adorable wife said...

I don't do the twitter. When all the celebs were doing it and the entertainment shows would repost their tweets about eating and watching tv, I just thought it was stupid. Like their egos aren't big enough. For regular people, it seems like their are enough other ways for us to keep up with eachother!

Patrick Mahoney said...

i like it, i want to use it more effectively, but it's so darn hard. Every time I log in there are literally hundreds of new tweets...

Christi said...

Like you I have a twitter account but I rarely use it. I got the account so I could "follow" our work account and give us more followers.

I will go add you to my twitter list!

My Life and Running said...

I used to tweet (mostly followed politics & work related stuff). Since I've been unemployed... lost interest. :) FB & blogging are enough!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I tweet, just ramblings, I do use it to find out about impromtu rides and events from the people I ride with. Sometimes, there are friendly trash talking wars between athletes, those are entertaining if your sitting at home bored. If you want some Ohio tweeters, let me know and I will forward them to you

Jason said...

I tweet. I use the account for my business mostly. I see other bloggers out there and have twittervastions with them.

It is overwhelming and a lot of times I don't open it until I have an announcement to make and then leave it open.

@MMNorthDallas

Anne-Marie said...

Same here as what a lot of people have said- between FB and blogging, I just don't have time for it.

I occasionally drop in on Sh*t My Dad Says twitter page, because I find it HILARIOUS. (http://twitter.com/shitmydadsays)

Copychic said...

I'm a social media manager so Twitter is a huge part of my job. I'll admit, when I started using it last year, I didn't like it, but now I'm hooked. Once you start to follow more people and businesses, it becomes a tremendous news resource and great way to meet like minded folks. It really is "microblogging" :) Check out Mashable.com for some good "Getting Started with Twitter" articles :) Good luck! (and I'm Copy_Chic on Twitter)

Beth said...

I don't use twitter, I don't seem to have the time to follow all the blogs I love and face book so I don't even try. Just don't stop blogging!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

I don't use it and I simply have NO idea what it is I am so behind on the times. Teach me once you learn:)

Kim said...

no twats for me! both FB and twitter are blocked at work, and i just dont have the time or energy to do either one when i get home!

MissFancyPants said...

loooove twitter...I don't have that many followers but I tweet about running/biking new purchases, beers, wines, food, blog, my husband's band, music, questions. I have it hooked up to facebook so that is my status.
I am @bigonion75 if you want to look me up, I will follow u and make 6 :)

Niki said...

I LOVE Twitter!! I definitely waste a lot of time on it :) I tweet about random stuff: workouts, running/tri related questions; random stuff I come across... It's a lot of fun! I'm @Train_Happy

Kristin said...

eh, I looked at it and I feel the same way. Too overwhelming for me!!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

I love that you buy two jars...especially since the crunchy is for you:) I just hide my jar from Billy, maybe I should just buy him his own. Hope you are having a great weekend.

Molly said...

I tweet maybe once a day, usually giveaways that are going on. I mostly like to see what people like Chelsea Handler are up to.

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