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Why do you Twitter? I know some people say Tweeting but I am pretty sure I recently learned that Twittering is the correct use in my context.

People from all walks of life use Twitter and all for different reasons. Lance Armstrong uses Twitter to promote his Livestrong and cycling message, Chris Brogan to talk about social media and countless others use it just to chat.

Twitter is a new form of communication for me and I use it for a few reasons. The #1 reason is as support for our blog.

Getting The Word Out

I use Twitter to get the word out about what is going on in regards to our blog. What better way to reach the masses then with Twitter. Twitter reaches so many people that traditional means could never reach. Tweeting a blog post can reason thousands of people with the click of a button bringing increased traffic back to your blog.

The Power of Retweeting

Retweeting is a very powerful tool that I think some people overlook. Think about if you tweet your blog post or a review/giveaway. Someone who is following you Retweets your post. Then someone who is following them Retweets that post. Get the picture? Your post gets seen by so many people quickly with little to no effort on your part. Your post that you just did has the potential to be viewed by thousands in seconds which now has the power to bring a lot more traffic back to your blog that you might not have received otherwise.

In the past few month people are now starting to realize the power that the Retweet has. That is the reason you are seeing some many people with a Retweet button on their blog posts. Once I realized how effect Retweeting was I jumped on the bandwagon and added a Retweet button to our blog. You should too!!!!

Now remember you need to be a retweeter also and not always expect others to retweet for you. People really appreciate Retweets. I know I do as it helps get my message out.

Fast and Effective

Twitter is such a diverse universe of people with so much knowledge that it is a great place to find answers to your questions. Usually within minutes if not seconds people are Tweeting you back with an answer. That is such an awesome thing about Twitter. People helping out other people.

Twitter is a very effective tool to get whatever your message is out into the hands of the people. I am still finding how Twitter can help me and our blog but it is a blast figuring out.

I am sure there are a million more reason why I should be using Twitter but this is all I could come up with at this time.

How do you twitter? What other ways is twitter effective that I didn’t mention?

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Comments

  1. I Twitter because I'm a "Social" person and I like to meet and talk to different people, I use it to help other with RTs, I use it to look for a job! and on and on and on!

  2. Midday Escapades says

    Thanks for the reminder about retweet button. I had it on all my posts when I started and then removed it because I felt it was redundant with the "Share" feature I also had. However, I may try adding it back.

    I twitter to socialize, build community and connect others to my blog.

  3. •´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• says

    I primarily use Twitter to tweet giveaways and promote my blogs. But I have been socializing a bit more with it lately. I know there are so many other untapped uses for Twitter! It's just a matter of me figuring it all out 😀

  4. dddiva says

    Would you mind sharing how you got the retweet button to work in blogger- I found instructions but they somehow made my blog posts post twice so I took it out.
    Thanks tons.
    discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com
    http://myloonyverse.com

  5. "Miss" Anita says

    Re-tweeting is definitely a valuable tool… I agree. Unfortunately, I can't always get the RT button/option/thingy on Twitter to show up. Oh well. I still have fun w/ Twitter!

  6. blueviolet says

    I use twitter but I go in waves. Most of the time I pop on for just a few seconds. But I have been on there for hours. It's just been a while.

  7. Stacie's Madness says

    i just don't get it…i'm never on there…

    i see its benefits, just not for me I guess. 🙂

  8. Tina12312 says

    I have to tell the truth and say that it's mostly about the contests and giveaways but the more I do it, the more I am interacting with other people and enjoying that too.

  9. Lucero says

    I'm a person that can get addicted to these social networks. I have way too many email addresses, too many people I follow. But I like to enter contests and get the word out about them. I use twitter as a way to let my followers know when I've posted a new article on my blog too.

  10. Erin from Long Island says

    I am like Tina…I started with it just for contesting but I now use it to get news, follow a few funny posters (follow @shitmydadsays…you will wet your pants!) and some food bloggers. i am still trying to figure it out too

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