Post by Kerrie
Twitter and how much I hated it, what a big time waster I thought it was and that writers should be writing, not Tweeting. I stood on my virtual soapbox and shouted my opinion across the Blogsphere. I really believed Twitter would fade away faster than a 140 character Tweet.
A couple of months back I stepped off my soapbox and left a "Be Back Soon" note on it. I wanted to give Twitter one more try--I wanted to prove once and for all that as writers, there was no need to waste our time Tweeting. My plan was to dive in for one month and analyze the results after that.
It has been a few months and my soapbox has been stored away and is now collecting dust. I can no longer say that Tweeting is a waste of time and energy. In the past 3 months, 205 people have visited my Northern Colorado Writers website and 125 have visited this blog as a result of a Tweet. There were even a few writers I met on Twitter who attended the NCW Conference.
I have done a complete 180 on the issue. I actual enjoy Tweeting. I am meeting and getting to know many new writers and getting lots of links to great writing resources. I now believe that writers can really benefit by having a good presence on Twitter and that it can really help when it comes to marketing our writing.
What do you think? Do you Tweet (be sure to share your Twitter name if you do)?