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.