Why I Use Twitter [It’s for the Cocktails, Stupid!]
It was just a matter of time: I am finally on Twitter.
And I have to say–not sure why I waited so long.
But let’s get one thing straight: I don’t have any delusions on what Twitter can accomplish.
I don’t think it will change my life. Or make my business better. Or even lead to increased leads…
Some might call that cynical. I choose to say it’s realistic.
So why am I on Twitter? What do I hope to get out of posting on Twitter?
Great question. Here’s my answer: To create and nurture relationships. To give you something valuable. And, of course, to have a little fun.
See, I’m convinced that Twitter is nothing more than a non-stop cocktail party. Sure, the traffic slows at 3 AM…but it’s running with a full head of steam from 6 AM to 12 AM.
And just like a cocktail party, you don’t get to know people deeply. You simply mingle, swap hellos, share ideas, glean tips.
That’s the point.
Not to say a relationship over Twitter couldn’t lead to something bigger.
Or someone’s Twitter flirting lead into some pretty lucrative partnership. It happens, folks.
And I’m hoping to enjoy a little bit of the fun that happens on Twitter.
But most importantly I hope to add large amounts of value to you…whether by sharing interesting articles I find, re-tweeting great links or quotes or unpacking my own ideas [in 140 characters or less].
So, if you’re not yet, follow me on Twitter. And I promise to follow you. I look forward to getting to know you.