Today is my birthday. My Twitter birthday that is.
In 8 years, I have learned a few lessons. There are also a few facts I thought I would share.
I have made many friends because of Twitter. Some are the tops in their fields. Twitter broke walls and allowed you to start conversations with anyone. Over the years I have had great conversations and even forged friendships with some pretty amazing people. I have even gotten work because of Twitter. I am afraid to start a list as the list is rather long now.
In 8 years I have tweeted over 88,000 times on topics as varied as personal finance, to recipes, to world events.
I have hosted or moderated hundreds of Twitter chats and Twitter parties. I started the first personal finance chat in Canada Those parties produced over a billion social media impressions.
The two apps I helped launch on Twitter both grew rapidly. The second one, even got four dragons from Dragons Den wanting a deal partially because of the digital strategy and rapid growth of the app.
I now have a job I love because of Twitter.
So what has all of this taught me?
Seek knowledge. If you don’t understand a new platform, a new way to share your voice learn.
Share. Share great content.
Start conversations. Don’t just share content, have real conversations. Ask questions and listen.
Behind every handle is a real person. Treat them well.
Now over on Twitter this week, I am giving away a $100 gift card. All you have to do is tweet me a lesson I have taught you before Friday, March 24th at 8pm EST. My twitter handle if you need a reminder is @commoncentsmom.