Yeah, I did it. I joined Twitter. I tried to fight the urge, but the temptation was too strong. I had to see what all the fuss was about.
I'll admit. At first, I didn't get the concept. I tried keeping track of everyone's tweets. A word of advice, this is not possible unless you're online every minute of the day and then some. However, I figured there must be more to this than what I was experiencing. Surely, people weren't at their computers all day long. Then, it hit me. Twitter is like a chatroom. You go on when you want, check out what people are saying at the moment, and then leave. If you really want to hear back from someone, you send them a direct message, similar to an e-mail.
Still, what's the point in all that? So, I know when someone's drinking coffee or working on their manuscript. What can I get from Twitter that's worth my precious time. I'm a stay-at-home mom of twins with very little time to myself. Every second counts.
Well, here's what I've already gotten from the Twitter experience (and I've only be on the site for a day). I've met some great writers and found a few agents I didn't know about. Some of my new Twitter pals have come to follow me on my blog. *wave* I'm sure there's still more I need to learn, but I'm enjoying Twitter and am glad I joined.
If you're on Twitter, look me up: http://twitter.com/LynnetteLabelle
What else can you tell me about Twitter? Are there places I should go? People I should follow? And how do I get my background from twitterbackgrounds.com to stay longer than a few minutes?