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Why Use Twitter? I explain why I love it so!

Why Use Twitter? I explain why I love it so!

Yesterday, I was catching up with a good friend and she said to me “I’ve been trying out Twitter – but I still don’t get it” and I went into my usual quick overview of how you can use Twitter.

But it got me thinking – why do I love it so much when other people struggle to see any value in it? And I thought back to when I first signed up July 2008 – I played around for a bit and then left it for at least 12 months, for the very same reason as my friend – I just didn’t get it.

When I returned to it I made more of an effort to find interesting people to follow – and there in lies the beginning of my love affair with Twitter – it’s all about the quality of the people you follow. If you’re just following people who tweet about what they had for lunch it is going to get very boring very quickly. But follow interesting people and you can make great connections, be introduced to all sorts of interesting things and have a giggle.

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Why Blog?

Why Blog?

Oh my, there are so many answers to that question I almost don’t know where to start! But, never being one to be short of words (just ask my husband) I have a few ideas to share with you! Firstly, what is a blog? The word blog evolved from “web log”. Some definitions: www.dictionary.com blogContinue ReadingContinue Reading

How to Find Inspiration on the Internet

We all know the Internet is a huge resource, but how do you find people and websites that resonate with you and provide inspiration? In my experience you really only need to locate a couple of great websites and from there the world just opens up. Find one member of your “tribe” and you willContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Getting Started on Twitter

Getting Started on Twitter

Twitter is an awesome tool for connecting with like-minded people, or getting snippets of news or finding out what people are chatting about, and so much more. Which is all well and good – but how do you actually set up an account and use it? Following is a step-by-step tutorial. Twitter Basics To signContinue Reading

What is Social Media and Why Should Artisans Care?

What is Social Media and Why Should Artisans Care?

Social Media is an umbrella term that defines the various activities that integrate technology, social interaction, and the construction of words, pictures, video and audio. Basically, it’s a fancy way to describe all the conversations people are having online 24/7. Some interesting facts about social media: 3 out of 4 Americans use social media (Forrester,Continue Reading