Since the last time I wrote about my Twitter addiction, several things have happened to me. So, I present to you Part II of my Twitter fascination. Fortunately, my dependency has gotten worse, and it’s to the point of reliance on a microblog that brings me downright satisfaction. For me, the satisfaction comes in two very important forms: an abundance of information that I can use in my professional career and personal guidance and friendship from the many interesting personalities that I meet and follow.
Here’s how I know that my Twitter addiction has grown:
- When my family wants to know where I am, they check Twitter rather than calling or emailing me first.
- I joined a great Twitter Strategies Group on Facebook. Mark Carter started it about a month ago and it’s been an excellent source of information.
- I have been using Twitter on a new level – almost as a journal to track my progress with a recent health issue. I’ve also received a great deal of support from the community who reaches out with words of encouragement.
- I’ve introduced Twitter to so many people and now I let them know that if they want to reach me, they can always find me there.
- I have a love/hate relationship with Twitter and I get very frustrated when “she” isn’t behaving, which unfortunately has been happening quite a bit lately.
- Yes, as you can tell from my last point, now, I’ve moved to a new level of my twitter engagement – I’ve personified the microblog.
- I am successfully learning to be succinct and find pleasure in brief, concise messages. It feels good to say that as a PR person!
- I’ve been using Summize and Tweetscan to uncover all of the tweets that I miss; the ones that don’t begin with @dbreakenridge and to review threads of communication on a particular topic of interest.
I love my addiction and I will continue to feed it every day. Sometimes, I’m even to tired or sick to tweet that I lay down with my laptop on my legs just so I can look at the tweets (this position is not conducive to typing tweets, but at least I still feel connected). I hope that if you are reading this post and if you’re not familiar with Twitter you will check it out immediately. And, if you are already on Twitter then you continue to feed and grow your addictions, so we can be addicted together!