Do You Tweet?

Business, Social Media

Do you have a brick and mortar business or are you online shop?  In today’s fast moving electronic world,  it’s almost impossible to be connected without being immersed in the Social Media arena.  It can be overwhelming learning all the ins and outs of each one.  I’ve always felt like a duck out of water when it came to blog posting, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram and the Big Daddy of them all,  Facebook!   How do I learn each one?   Which one is more important?   I dabbled a little with a few but blog posting was probably the scariest one of all and still is today.

I soon realized that I had to start connecting with people through these social media platforms.  Step one for this lady was to get a Twitter account.  I had no idea what I was supposed to do with it.   Being a newbie, I had no followers.   The first thing I did was to search for interesting blogs in the crafting and business fields and I followed them.  I got brave and actually re-tweeted one of their tweets even though I wasn’t sure what that meant.  As I followed, I gained a few followers.  Even though today my Twitter presence is small, I enjoy reading their tweets and have gained so much knowledge through their tweets.  That’s where I came across a tweet by Theresa Cifali encouraging her peeps to join her new facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/sociallysensiblecreatives.

I hoped it was an active, inspiring group of creatives, ready to share their insights of social media and their talents with the members.   Since clicking JOIN, I’m amazed at the wealth of information and their willingness to help each other with even simple questions.  In the few months I’ve been a member, we’ve grown steadily and new members are added almost daily.  These Creatives truly make you feel welcome,  share insights and have fun learning and getting to know each other.   I would encourage you to consider joining this talented and selfless creatives.

Recently Theresa posted an article on 6 Free Twitter Tools.  I jumped at the opportunity to learn more and add some new tools to grow my Twitter audience and wanted to share it with you.  Here’s her link and I hope you enjoy it and use these tools to grow your Twitter presence:   http://theresacifali.com/free-twitter-tools and I hope it helps you!

12 Responses

  1. Great blog post! Theresa is a wealth of twitter info 🙂

  2. Terri Sproul says:

    great ideas

  3. Lisa Fulmer says:

    Glad you’re enjoying the group – tweet on!

  4. Social media is the key & Theresa’s group is awesome!

  5. Yes, I tweet along with all the other social media sites. It is imperative when we have an online business. It’s also a great way to develop relationships with our clients and friends. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I use hoot suite so it’s like a one stop shop 🙂 TY for the info! I missed that post!! Have a great day Visiting from #sscnet

  7. Hello! I feel the same! I joined #sscnet a couple of weeks ago and love it! Just sharing the burden of trying to build an online presence is one of the many benefits. I use hootsuite sporadically as I haven’t really got to grips with it!

  8. Rita Barakat says:

    Same here! I had no idea how many different social networking opportunities I was missing! Theresa does a great job explaining too!

  9. Lisa Jimenez says:

    I felt the same way, then I found Theresa’s group and it has sure helped alot!

  10. Brenda Young says:

    Theresa, is the social media maven! And the group members are… Awesome!

  11. Maria Green says:

    Social media is so important to thrive these days!

  12. Diane Long says:

    Yup, still seeing if I like twitter or not, gotta check out Theresa’s article thou. I have been learning alot

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