Recently there was conversation at my local chapter's RWA meeting about Twitter. Many felt intimidated because it feels like walking into a room where all the people are already in their own conversations. I guess I can see that and understand it.
I am a big fan of Twitter. (Come on over and check me out if you so desire!! Click here!) I wasn't at first though. It was confusing and I wasn't real sure what I was supposed to be doing. I started following others and reading what they had to say. I followed industry professionals and learned so much from them. I started interacted with the people I followed and even the professionals. I became part of the conversations instead of just reading them.
And then I started posting my own thoughts. I heard someone recently call Twitter a micro blog and that's exactly what it is. Tiny little snippets of your mind. I started my own conversations. People started responding to me.
In the real world, I'm not so great at being bold and starting conversations or even joining ones already in progress. But in the Twitter world I am more comfortable. I'm hoping it will help me in real life to become more like that.