For positivity and support; Two reasons you must begin Tweeting!

Ok so I’ve been "playing" on Twitter and Facebook, actively, for over eight months now. On Twitter I have oh about 2800 followers and on Facebook I have about 270 friends. (Although there’s a WHOLE lot of activity happening on other networks on my company’s behalf, I personally network extensively on Facebook and Twitter.)


I’m a bit more conservative while networking on Facebook than on Twitter. That’s cause my kids are on my friends list and I really, really don’t want people befriending my kids when they become friends with me. On twitter on the other hand, it’s a whole different way of networking. So much more open, supportive, and a lot more fun.


Here are only two reasons you should begin tweeting:


Ask for help, and YE will receive


My twibuddies are the best! Whether I ask for help to review my beta site before launch or whether I ask for an opinion on a certain product, there’s always someone willing to take the time to respond.


I’m launching my new web site and I posted one tweet saying I was looking for feedback. Within three minutes, I had eight (8) people who volunteered and reviewed my site and gave me valuable feedback on typos, navigation issues, and such. Each individual spent perhaps 10 minutes on the site and they helped me reduce my team’s time to conduct user acceptance testing by almost two days. Talk about impact to the bottom line!


Who needs medicines?


Now I’m never depressed or unhappy. I can be a rabble-rouser and I can be sarcastic but throughout all that I’m generally pretty upbeat, positive, etc. But even for a positive person like me, I feel a smile curving my lips when people take the time to commiserate with me when I share a trying experience or when they send me hugs or a backslap (figuratively of course) through their tweets. It feels wonderful that someone is out there reading what I have to say.


So can you imagine what a person facing depression, health issues, and loneliness can get out of twitter if he or she just spends a few minutes chatting with people and engaging in some positive, supportive, engaging dialog? And those weekly "followfriday" recommendations are sure to light up anyone’s day.


I think that Twitter is perhaps the best place for someone to be when they are feeling blue. All they have to write is "I’m feeling a little blue" and they’ll get everything from a link to an uplifting song to hugs and cheers from their network. Those painkillers and depression curing drugs may not be as needed.


There are SO many wonderful tweeps on my "followers" list that I couldn’t possibly mention all of them here. But here are some you may want to check out:

  • Spreading positivity: @sophie_lahoste,
  • Baseball addict: @Cohoons_World
  • Friendly: @chet6, @esaarem, @belladonnarose,
  • Helpful: @admore, @cxiro, @sunilv, @pattib22,
  • Supportive: @Adrigonzo, @mohitmohan, @
  • Funny: @lisisilveira, @holymully, @sanjeevsarma,@chiefsanjay
  • Good content @sm63, @indian
  • (new & old) Friendly peeps: @SiddharthKS, @SwitchingGranny, @srustirao, @d33pak, @MarkEricJohnson, @DH_Photography, @pseudomedia
  • Engaging: @tomraines, @shailesh, @nadeemd, @curtclapier, @pamelaweir, @joem32, @emma_zero
  • Music sharer: @WarLordwrites


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