Since I’ve been mentioning the wonders of twitter lately, I thought I’d take a chance to just write a little love letter about twitter.
I. love. twitter.
I know that’s maybe a bit weird for someone who isn’t generally in love with social media. But, what can I say? It’s awesome. Judging by the bottom of my twitter timeline, I started tweeting around early October of last year (2012). That means I’ve been a tweeter for about 8 months.
In those 8 months, I got free tickets in a suite to a professional soccer game, and a truck full of free Ben & Jerry’s appearing at my work. I met an Indiana Pacers’ reporter (Brooke Olzendam) at a game. I got tweeted by my role model Cory Booker 11(!) times (but who’s counting?) (And I got a retweet for anyone keeping score at home. (And, actually, come to think of it, a direct message as well. Geez, I talk to Cory Booker more than I talk to some of my friends and family members…))
(Best tweet, btw? When he said I was fantastic. That’s right. Cory Booker said I was fantastic!) And that was all through twitter!
I live tweeted a couple of events, and got to interact with awesome people in the process. I’ve virtually met some random super cool people who I’m really happy to now kind of know. I’ve also found some things I love that I wouldn’t have known about otherwise. (If you aren’t loving Boston-based comedian Richie Moriarty (@richietown), you are missing out!)
Oh, and I even got to interact with Drew Carey and Manuela Arbelaez (the model by the car) after my big win on The Price is Right.
Now that I’m recapping this, it is seriously blowing my mind. How is twitter this awesome?!
I love it. I love it. I love it. I mean, what’s not to love? Little jokes, bursts of inspiration, and interesting news all coming to you in concise, bite-size bits throughout the day; plus interacting with amazing people, friends and strangers (of just soon-to-be friends) alike. It’s kind of amazing.
Also, you know what’s nice? The other day, I scrolled to the bottom of my feed, then started reading up, just to see the past.
It was such a cute (and quick) trip down memory lane! I saw some great highlights of the 52 half marathons. The Price is Right was obviously magical. All that good stuff. It was so fun to see it just played out in a timeline for me. (I guess that’s what this blog is as well… but, you know, not as concise as twitter… and there’s not as much interaction on this blog (though you are welcome to comment as much as you want – I love comments!).)
I can’t wait to see what twitter brings in the future. And if you want to connect with me outside of this blog (which I also love), that’s the social media platform I’d recommend. Some of the others I deal with, some others I even like. But twitter is my jam! (And if that link doesn’t work for you, I’m @AurorasBlog!)
What are your thoughts on twitter?