08 Jan 2010
At various social gatherings over the holidays the subject of Twitter frequently came up.
“Oh, I don’t use Twitter, it’s a complete waste of time.”
“Yes, Sarah, but have you got any work from it?”
“I’m glad you’ve got the time to muck around all day.”
“No, I’m far too busy for that.”
“What’s Twitter then?”
And it got me thinking: what do I use Twitter for? And why do I love it so much? In no particular order, I use Twitter for:
Chatting to fellow UK copywriters who provide an amazing and supportive network. People like @nosloppycopy, @jamiehudson, @Mr603, @tomcopy, @firstforcopy, @goodcopybadcopy, and @benlocker (to name just a few).
Being inspired by the likes of @zenhabits.
Getting the low-down on local Laaaan-daan stuff via @LDN.
Building stronger relationships with clients. Too many to mention.
Driving traffic to the Turner Ink website and blog.
Meeting potential clients. Yep, Twitter has got me a number of projects.
And the whoopee-do thing is that this is all in one place. I don’t need to check my RSS feeds, look in my inbox, or browse heaps of websites. I just click on Tweetdeck three times a day (ok, maybe 6 or7) and everything I want and need is in one place.
What’s not to love?
What do you use Twitter for? Share in the comments.