I started using Twitter years ago. I go through ups and downs of using it. Sometimes I like it, sometimes I don’t. Here are some different things I’ve said about Twitter over time:
“For the most part, I don’t enjoy Twitter. I don’t like the format that it’s in because it seems messy and complicated and overwhelming. Even with the use of Twitter clients, I don’t find Twitter to be friendly on the eyes (or the brain).” – 2009
“I’ve been spending quite a bit of time on Twitter lately. After a lengthy period of adjusting to using the site, I’ve finally come to really like Twitter. I feel like it’s giving me a great opportunity to share links and ideas with other people.” – also in 2009!
“Now that I use TwitterFeed, the posts update automatically to Twitter. This way, I can use my time on Twitter to actually respond to people and to post updates that I actually specifically want to share with my Twitter friends.” – 2009
“I’m happy to say that I’ve been included on two different lists of Top Writers to Follow on Twitter. I try to follow the other writers on both of these lists as well as bloggers and writers who aren’t on these lists but who are active on Twitter.” – 2009
“Recently I’ve been reading a lot of articles online by people who believe thatTwitter can improve their writing. It’s an interesting idea and goes to show that technology tools can be used in different ways to achieve different ends by different people.” – 2009
“It occurred to me today that I could probably stick to a schedule of daily Spanish practice if I did it through Twitter. The short 140 character DM messages allowed by Twitter keep it concise enough that I can mostly understand what’s been said and I can respond promptly without much hassle. I have already found a few friends on Twitter that I can exchange thoughts with in Spanish. I would love to find some more!” – 2009
I was quoted in 2009: “Writer Kathryn Vercillo of KathrynVercillo.com says she’s seen comments around the web that Twitter is actually increasing blogging because bloggers are encouraged to post new items so that they can tweet the link. Her theory is that people who are half-involved in blogging might find Twitter to be a better platform for what they have to say whereas full-time/serious bloggers find that Twitter can only supplement what they’re doing and not replace the blog.”
“I recently started Tweeting at the end of each day. In 140 characters or less, I try to succinctly describe what happened during my day. I think it’s an interesting challenge that keeps me better aware of how I’m spending my time. I also think it’s a great complement to other types of journaling.” – 2010
“Twitter is a really powerful tool for online social networking, promoting your online work and getting to know people in the web world around you.” – 2012
“There are some topics I tweet about on both of my accounts but with more frequency on one than the other – crochet mostly on @CrochetBlogger of course and books mostly on @KathrynVercillo for example. There is lots of positivity, gratitude and happiness over on @CrochetBlogger whereas on @KathrynVercillo I tend to be a little bit more mind-oriented and research-focused.” – 2012
I received a Tweeting award – 2013
What are your thoughts on Twitter?