After months and months of avoiding it like the plague, I have finally done it.
Yes. I have joined Twitter.
I’ve been watching the Twitter story unfold over the last 6-9 months and, to be honest, thought it was all a bit of a laugh. I mean, how on earth can you possibly say anything in 140 characters that you can’t say in a proper blog post? Besides, I was having something of a blogging hiatus anyway so why should I consider it?
I guess the reasons to give it a whirl are because, no matter how much I avoid it, Twitter is here to stay. Well, for the moment, anyway. As someone who likes to try and keep his finger on the pulse of what’s happening on the Internet, it seems crazy that I’ve left it so long. Besides, as part of my long, hard look at online branding, it made sense to secure my name before someone else did.
I have an unusual surname so why should I worry? Well I know of at least two other guys in the UK with the same name as me (yes – I have Googled them both) so I figured it was time to start twittering…or tweeting…or twatting…or whatever it’s called before they did.
I’m off to read up on Twitter etiquette and what have you. In the meanwhile, please feel free to follow me on Twitter and watch me fumble my way around. Who knows? I may even update Twitter more than I do Twenty Steps…
Follow me here: @MikeBusson