So, I come from a long line of “worry-ers”. I’m not sure where it started but my grandma definitely handed it down to my mother. They both worry about EVERYTHING. And my mom, she is horrible. In high school if I was 10 min past curfew she would have called the police. Not because (Lord forbid) I was out, and might have forgotten about the time but rather because she was sure I was dead somewhere or stolen. Yes, I said stolen. She was convinced somewhere out there would “steal me”.
One time when I was 23, she actually called the front desk of the LA Kings and had me paged because I hadn’t returned her call in 24 hours. Yep, that was fun.
How cool is it when you are paged at your first official job in the middle of all your co-workers over the loudspeaker that your mom is looking for you and to please pick up line 3?
So, what does this have to do with Twitter? Bear with me.
I then went to college where my mom was replaced with my roommate Heather. She loved to know where I was at all times and since in general I’m not really a rule follower nor was I a regular class attender, this proved difficult for her. In fact, her favorite quote was “I wish I could put a lowjack on you”. And she really meant it.
So, what does this have to do with Twitter? Patience people!
More recently, a boss/mentor named Mary has this same quality. She wants to know what all her people are doing all the time. And I’m thankfully, one of her peeps.
Twitter = Community
It’s a way to connect about the little things in a world that seems hell bent on driving us apart and alone. And it’s a great way for me to keep the people that LOVE me updated and vice versa.
And I’ve heard all the naysayers about who has that much time or who cares? And to be honest, sometimes I agree with you. So, don’t log on. That’s the great thing about Twitter. It’s whatever you make of it.
I came to this conclusion about Twitter being good for community AFTER I decided to start twittering. And my reasons to start were completely selfish and self serving.
The community thing is true but it’s only 1 reason I tweet. In case, you haven’t noticed; Twitter is a BIG DEAL. It’s featured almost daily in the USA Today. Most major celebs and athletes are talking about it. And let’s face it, I like to be “cutting edge”. I did discover John Mayer before he became big and now, I’m in front of the curve on Twitter. HA!
Truly, I started tweeting because I think it will help me with my job. I really think that this is the wave of the future for businesses. I’m not exactly sure how I’m going to use it to market the PBR but I’m going to use it. For now, I’m just trying to get as many followers as possible through any means I can think of. And as a bonus, I’m becoming a much better writer. Twitter limits you to 140 characters so it forces you to constantly edit yourself and say whatever you have to say as concisely as possible and still get across your “hook”. If you work for a product or a company that has a brand people are interested in, then you should be twittering. Period.
All that being said, I realize that some of you will not Twitter. And for some of you that are my FaceBook friends, you are annoyed by the amount of “status updates” I’m doing. In fact, a good friend of mine that we’ll call Basketball Dave because that’s his name, left me a message last night. To sum, he is considering “defriending me on FaceBook” and I haven’t called him recently. And apparently, reading about my life doesn’t cut it. He wants a call back. And I’m hogging up his “feed” on FaceBook whatever that means. And he’s worried about how much time I spend here. Honestly, it’s less than an hour a day. So, relax BBall Dave, I’ll call you Unfortunately, Dave is not alone. I’ve gotten lots of comments on my current craze of frequent status updates. And it’s because I had it connected to FB.
As of now, I’ve officially disconnected my automatic feed from Twitter to FaceBook. What that means is you’ll see a lot less of me here on FaceBook so if you like the constant “Lynn” you’ll need to go on Twitter and follow me at lynnwitt. Believe me, it’s worth it (well, sometimes)
Don’t worry, I’ll still put some stuff on FaceBook. After all, I actually know everyone on my FB page whereas on Twitter there are a lot of people I don’t know. So, I still be back here. But, Twitter is so easy and fun and I can do it in like 2.5 seconds so I’ll be spending most of my time there. It’s my new love. FaceBook is SO 2008. Twitter is the future.
I guess that’s it. I hope you decide to follow me on Twitter. If not, I’ll miss you
PS – If you do get on twitter. Do me a favor and follow teampbr as well.