Friday, December 12

"Tweeter" (Twitter) has made me sweeter!

I Tweet a lot on Twitter – it is my latest guilty pleasure – but I can honestly say that I don't really feel that guilty about it. Here's why:
  • I utilize Twitter as a professional tool to further my career as a designer.
  • I am making connections with designers, creative people, business people, etc. that I may not have connected with otherwise.
  • I try to help other designers by answering their burning questions; I contribute to their surveys and blogs when invited to participate; I engage in meaningful conversations with other designers; I share cool links when I find them; I retweet posts as often as I can when I find good content, etc, etc, etc – all of which helps to validate me as a professional in my industry.
  • I get the inside scoop on the latest design software and updates and gadgets and tricks and tips and everything!
  • I try and mix my tweets up with design related posts, business, social media, tip, and a few day-to-day personal touches to keep people interested and coming back for more.
  • I feel more confident as designer because people have approached me on Twitter and shared my ideas and re-tweeted me and shared my posts with their followers, which lets me know that I am respected member of the design community.
  • Plus so many other benefits, that it is just too much to list in one post!
Please share your experience with Twitter and how it has made you a better designer, business person, chef, blogger, etc. by posting a comment below. I'm excited to hear what all of you have to say!


sarah said...

Hi Kathryn,
I totally agree, I've met some wonderful people on Twitter - and thanks to you and another guy on Twitter, I now have heating after nearly a year of being frozen and wondering why!
Thanks so much :)

Anonymous said...

Kathryn, I couldn't agree more. When I first started using Twitter, there weren't many people on it and I had a hard time justifying my time spent Tweeting. But now, especially as a journalist, it's one of the most efficient, productive, and rewarding tools in my arsenal. Thanks for a great post -- I just sent it to my business partner (and our creative director) as more mojo to get her Twittering on her own. ;)

Katie Austin said...

Hi Sarah and Shoestring,Thanks for sharing! Your comments help justify that Twitter really is an amazing tool for building business relationships!

Grant said...

Twitter has been great for me and my blog as well. It's great to meet you as well as all the other designers in the community.