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!