Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Follow @Jess_is_here Chances are that by now you've heard of Twitter. When I first heard about it, my nerd was the one who told me that it was "micro-blogging". Does that not sound completely boring? He was telling me that he was following people and that people were following him and to be honest, the whole thing sounded just a little creepy. I mean who wants someone following their every move? You might be surprised then to know that when it comes to Twitter, I officially know more than the nerd in the family. I went from hating the very idea of Twitter to becoming a Twitter-aholic. I wouldn't say that I'm an expert, but I'm fairly comfortable with Twitter and know my way around fairly well. I started a Twitter account when my blogging mentor advised me to. She advised it as a good way to network and market my writing. I found Twitter to be all that and more. On Twitter, I not only found writers to connect with, I found parents to connect with to talk about our special children. When you think you are the only one dealing with the stress of having a special needs child, it's great to know that you're not alone. I've made some friends through Twitter. I've shared some laughs, found some interesting articles and participated in tweetchats. I'd say that Twitter is an invaluable resource for me . It helps me stay on top of important issues and to be involved in communities and discussions that matter to me. If you don't already follow me on Twitter, please do! I tweet about a lot of topics and share interesting things I find as well. My button is at the top of this article. Over the next while, I'll share some Twitter best practices and cool things that I've learned. If there's something that you want to know about, please tell me by adding a comment to this blog. Ask away!