My lurking days are over. Time to dive right in… just as the wave crashes apparently…
It’s been months since I dipped my toe into the warm waters of the Twitterverse and, after splashing about in the shallows I’ve decided to dive right in.
Inspiration arrived from two people I follow, @mfarnsworth and @Kimbo_Ramplin, each of whom this week contributed invaluable insights into their Twitter experiences and some sensible advice about how to use it effectively.
The biggest take-home was this: Both Malcolm Farnsworth and Kim Ramplin have blogs. So do a lot of other people I follow on Twitter and some of my most enjoyable reading has been on their blogs.
And all I’ve given in return so far is the occasional retweet. It’s been fun but it’s left me feeling like a freeloading, friendly stalker.
For example, I’m a great, but non-commenting, fan of Grog’s Gamut. I recall a Friday when I was still very new to Twitter. I was wondering whether he’d posted that evening, when I remembered that he was out that night for #wonkdrinks.
It seemed like too much to know about someone I’d never met.
If I am to continue enjoying the Twitter experience, it seems only right that I should redress the balance and become a bit more than an interested observer.
I don’t know where to start, so this seems as good a place as any. I’ll share my week’s journey through the Twitter landscape, pointing out things of interest along the way. I will Blog and therefore I will Tweet. That’s the plan, anyway.
Except I’m too late! No sooner had I resolved to jump right in, when I came across this funny and insightful piece from Scott Fulton.
So, here I go – catching the tailend of the wave and seeing where it takes me.