Twitter Anxiety

Hot Cuppa
on Mar 05, 2010 @ 01:41 pm

I know that Twitter and various social media are supposed to be useful and even "fun", but I feel complete anxiety when it comes to jumping in. I've read the tutorials, but still wish I had a buddy to walk me through and show me how to use these outlets to their full - and fun - potential, especially how to apply to small business. Does anyone else feel this way, or is it just me???


3 Replies

decide on your personality on Mar 05, 2010 @ 02:33 pm

You will have to decide how you want to present yourself, and stay consistent to that. We had a similar discussion about FaceBook a few months ago, and you should read what everyone said there.

I will be the first to admit, that although I tweet and have an FB page, I don't utilize it to its potential. Frankly, I'm just too busy! I also hate mixing business with personal. I know of others who have a business profile (and they'll call it "BobsFishnShop") for business networking, and a personal profile to stay in touch with friends/family. The reason is, you don't always want your business associates to know personal details, like you recently got blasted at your BFF's bachelorette party, etc.

I would suggest it is easiest to start with a personal profile to test it out. Once you gain confidence and figure the functions out, open a business profile. Just be sure to keep the two separate, if that is important to you. Don't invite your friends to subscribe to your business feeds because you just know they'll mention something embarrassing eventually and then your clients will know about it too.

What do you want to do? on Apr 09, 2010 @ 07:29 pm

How is it that you want to use Twitter? If you are feeling anxious because you want to use it for business or marketing purposes, then maybe you just shouldn't. Most people ignore tweeters who are only on the site to sell their product/service/site anyway.

Hot Cuppa
Loving it now!! on Apr 18, 2010 @ 02:08 pm

With a bit of practice, I am loving Twitter, and wonder what my hesitation was all about!! Silly, haha. It's really cool. Thanks very much for your feedback.

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