Thursday, October 01, 2009
To Tweet or not to Tweet - Help me out!
To Tweet or not to Tweet, that is the question.
I tweeted for a while and gave it up. My problem was that I followed a bunch of famous people, some of which who tweeted every day, several times a day. So I would open up my Twitter account and have ENDLESS tweets from people I don't know. I admire them, but I found myself just not caring about their activity updates.
Just had the best coffee ever.
Meeting with Smith right now.
What a glorious sunrise.
The best tacos are in my town.
Seriously? Do I care?
But I look at Facebook and it is basically the same thing, right? Little details about our lives that really aren't that important. Right?
The difference is on Facebook, I find myself getting to know folks. I read their posts and I truly enjoy the details. Why is that? Is it because they are not super famous? Is it because I personally KNOW most of my FB friends?
I read an article today that said I should start tweeting to build up my online presence as an author. But what I don't understand is what Twitter will do for me that Facebook won't do. Can anyone explain this to me?
I just don't get it.