To Twitter or not to Twitter?
Follow ME on Twitter! :)
In my opinion, Twitter is a fabulous way to keep informed or help your small business.
Keep up to date on your friends and favorite designers. Learn some new things as well! I love when someone I am following posts a tutorial or a link to some new free brushes that i wouldn't have found otherwise.
If you have just checked it out and don't really see how you could benefit, keep on reading..... You might be thinking well, I don't really care if my favorite movie star eats a sandwich.... Well, I know, I don't either. I just skim through the tweets and read through the useful information and links that people are sharing.
When i first signed up, I thought that it was kind of silly but, now that i am understanding how it can be used for learning and keeping informed....I am LOVING twitter!
If you just want to follow along to keep informed, that's good too! Its not JUST about sharing little useless tidbits and information about your personal life. Although, You can do that though if you choose.
If you get active on twitter and Do alot of retweeting links that you find enjoyable, you may impress your followers! share valuable information, RT's, articles, tips, links and pictures of your scrapbook layouts use # the hashtag #digiscrap when you are tweeting about digital scrapbooking.
RT - That is short for ReTweet. when you appreciate some information and wish to share it with your followers as well, you can retweet it.
# - When you see the pound sign, that is twitters way of categorizing your tweets. If you put #digiscrap in your tweet, it will show up when someone searches for #digiscrap
@ - means Reply and it is the prefix for your user name - if you @ someone then it will come up as a direct reply for them.
TONS of people are going to add you that don't care about YOU or digital scrapbooking... They are not really looking to read your feeds, they are just trying to spam you into following them or clicking on their links. The choice of what to do is yours, You can choose to block them or just not follow them. Chances are, they are not actually reading your tweets themselves.
Twitter.com can be slow at times, i prefer to use TweetDeck. It is a downloadable application that helps you filter your tweets and do searches for # relevant information. I have 2 constantly updating searches on my tweetdeck, 1 for #digiscrap and one for #scrapbook It is helpful. TweetDeck also gives you the option to RT (Retweet) Others threads. IMO i didnt get the value of twitter until i downloaded Tweetdeck.
-If you are twittering for personal, you can choose any name you want but, if you are twittering for business.... is best to use your real name or business name as your user name so that people can remember you, search for you and know who you are if they are part of the digital Scrap booking community.
If you have some useful Tweeting Tips/links or Twitter applications that you use, please share them here! Lets help grow digital-scrapbooking awareness!
Other helpful Resource Links
Top 20 twitter applications
Twitter Feed - For automatically adding your blog posts to your twitter feed