Finding Tweet-able Buddies

I must confess, this weeks post takes me a bit out of my comfort zone.  Tweeting to complete strangers honestly has a physical effect on me (not in a good way).  That said, I have found that finding interesting folks to “listen to” is becoming a bit more comfortable, albeit a bit of an art form.

My efforts to find people to follow in Twitter normally revolve around reading an interesting BLOG OR ARTICLE.  I have to say that until this class, I really paid little attention to the twitter and Facebook icons at the bottom of each article or post.  Now when I read something I find interesting, I automatically go there.  The thought is if they say something interesting in the news or on a blog, maybe they are saying something interesting on Twitter.

While this isn’t always the case, I have found that they are often sending links to additional information, conferences or other books/articles that ARE interesting, and so it becomes a bit of a bunny hole; You begin with them, but the journey there after has a lot of twists and turns along the way.  Along that path, you “meet” people you would have never found on your own, and hopefully – they prove to be someone interesting and Tweet-able.

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4 comments on “Finding Tweet-able Buddies

  1. Mihaela says:

    Believe it or not, I am (was/still am sometimes) an introvert. Twitter will take introverts out of their comfort zone! I was looking for a post about this on my PR Connections blog, can’t find it and neet to run now, but here’s a reminder: Give attention http://prconnections.net/building-relationships-part-2/

    • genxrecon says:

      This article is a reminder to me that tweets are just like saying hi as you walk through the grocery store with the friendly passerby, but relationships are built over time… not in a single tweet. I need to relax a bit about the “meaning” of every tweet, and start out with baby steps, just letting someone else know that what they say and think about matters…to someone.

      • Mihaela says:

        I like to think of Twitter as running into people on the street in a small town. You smile, say hi. You build familiarity that enables you to start a conversation when needed/appropriate.

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