At the April dinner meeting for Guelph Writers Ink, Cindy Carroll dared me to start tweeting. While I had set up a Twitter account in November, I still hadn’t tweeted. I didn’t know where to start and felt that first tweet had to be significant. I also wondered if anyone would follow me. No one in my family or immediate circle of friends was tweeting. Would I be the only person on Twitter without any followers?
Cindy had heard my excuses before, but that night she decided to force my hand. She found my Twitter page and became my first follower. I hemmed and hawed and finally came up with a tweet. As I join the world of Twitter, I keep in mind Nancy Thayer’s famous quotation: It is never too late, in fiction or in life, to revise.
The next morning, I discovered a second follower. I thanked her and tweeted five more times that day. I was hooked! I started spending more and more time each day in Twitterville, reading other people’s tweets and responding to them. I welcomed all their replies and learned all about mentions and retweets. I discovered some interesting hashtags–#amwriting, #writing, #cozymystery, #leadfromwithin, #lifeclass, #quote–which I visit regularly. I also participated in several twitter chats.
Four weeks have passed and I am very pleased with my Twitter progress.