I joined Twitter 10 July 2007. Wow. I only joined Twitter because of what was posted here on Active Rain. At that point, twitter was a place to jot down what you are doing at that very second. So my first tweet? "hammering out an active rain post/vent" I can't remember the gentleman who suggested we join because it was going to be HUGE! But I did, and I kept it. I went by my nickname at first, made someone with the name for reals upset because I had it first. So I changed Huny, to LexaHuny, to @LexaInTucson
But did my personal tweets belong in my business? I didn't think so, so I started a business twitter, with my business name @TeamHomefront. But I quickly realized that tweeting in business was becoming a chore, and it was a lot of spam and not a lot of conversation. I had @joshsurridge remind me that being spammed was NOT why we all joined Twitter. So I have to thank him for bringing that to my attention.
Which brings me to my point. Why do people follow you on Twitter? Because you have something of value, of worth. Your wit, your wisdom, something informative. Not to see that you have land for sale 15 times a day. Social media only fails us when we leave out the social. It is there to help us expand our sphere, and meet people that we would not normally get to talk to every day. Remember that in all your social media, facebook, instagram, pinterest, and blogs!