As ridiculous as it may sound, I’m finally giving Twitter a try.
Now, I say “ridiculous” because it’s been around for years and, from what I can see, most of my friends have been on it from the beginning (or somewhere close to it).
The thing is that I was living abroad at that time (pretty much since 2003 actually) and the countries I was in (Korea and China) had their own versions of it. Just as a little side note, Twitter isn’t even allowed in China.
But, on the advice – or I should say persistence – of a friend, I figured it would be a good to give it a go. Because, as she put it, it’s an easy and fast way to connect with followers.
I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. For one, it’s been overwhelming. There are millions upon million of users and topics and I’m not all too sure where to begin. Yet, for another, it has been interesting to see what people are saying about certain things I’m interested in. Once I can focus in on a particular thing, I’m sure things will get much better.
I’ve thought about looking into other forms of social media as well (Snapchat, Tumblr, Pinterest). But on the advice of another friend, I may not want to “spread myself out too thin.”
I already have a pretty good understanding of Facebook and Instagram. Living abroad, those have been great ways to stay in touch with friends and family. So making a move to use them as tools for marketing shouldn’t be too hard.
But new stuff? Well, I’ll take it slowly.
So, yes, for now, I’ll stick with learning Twitter. Well, that and this blog (which I’ve been pretty excited with).
If you’re interested in following me on Twitter, my handle (is it called a handle?) is: @m_mcmanamon.
My Facebook is: www.facebook.com/MichaelMcManamonAuthor/
My Instagram is: www.instagram.com/michaelmcmanamon/
I’ll keep you all posted on how things work out. 😉