Atwitter over Twitter

25 November 2008

My friend and life coach Shannon Wilkinson convinced me a couple of weeks ago to give Twitter a try. Until I spoke with her, I didn’t get it. Why would I want to post short little messages to a social networking site? And why would I want to read what others were posting? Sounded like kind of a time suck to me. Somehow I felt a little too old for it (which turned out to be ridiculous).

But Shannon was so enthusiastic—and I trust her judgment so much—that I decided to give it a shot. She recommended using Tweetdeck as a platform on which to read Twitter, so I downloaded it immediately. I looked at the folks she was following (in Twitter parlance, you subscribe to people’s updates by following them) and signed up to follow some of them. I found the Twitter names of some of my favorite organizers (like Erin Doland, Scott Roewer, Geralin Thomas, John Trosko, Krista Colvin, Brandi Kajino, Lori Marrero and Allison Carter) and immediately started following them. Then, to my surprise, people started following me!

And I’m starting to get it. It’s quick and easy to glance at the updates from my network. Often there are links to great websites, blog posts, and resources I might not have otherwise seen. I’m getting to know these folks a little better, it feels. Blogs are more personal than websites and tweets (Twitter posts) generally feel more personal than blog posts.

I’m still challenged about what to post myself. But I know I’ll get into the swing of it.

If you’re not already on Twitter, I encourage you to join. Feel free to follow me (my Twitter name is janinea) and check out the people I’m following.

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Comments

Hey, thanks for mentioning me alongside all these other fab organizers; I’m honored.

Geralin Thomas 11/25/2008 09:06 PM

I’m really interested to hear how you’re liking Twitter, how you’re using it, and if/how it helps you promote your blog and business.

And I’ll get that “follow me” link up soon, I promise.

Nora Brown 12/01/2008 12:29 PM

As I get my feet wetter in Twitter, I’ll post again. But in the meantime, feel free to email me privately about it, Nora!

Janine Adams 12/01/2008 12:32 PM

Thanks for the mention, Janine!

- Lorie

Lorie Marrero 12/01/2008 11:04 PM

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Janine Adams

Hello! I’m Janine Adams — a certified professional organizer based in St. Louis, and the creator of Peace of Mind Organizing®.

I love order, harmony + beauty, but I believe that the way that you feel about yourself and your home is what truly matters.

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