Ok I started to discuss Twitter with a few people the last few days with a lot of people still not knowing what its all about. The best I can describe it is “micro blogging” as its not a full post.. aswell as it can be something thats not so important to the majority of people but could be to a member of family.. because it can also be done on a mobile phone. So imagine your meeting up with friends after work and have been asked to do overtime in an area of work that hasnt got mobile phone access.. so before you enter you “tweet” a message to your Twitter “will be late tonight working overtime out by 9pm”. Well its not a big message but it means that anyone connected to your twitter is updated with the message instead of sending out 10 – 20 text messages. Other advantages are people get to know more about you as a person. “going fishing today” some of your friends may not know you are sharing the same hobby as them as you have never written about it on your blog before or its never came up in discussion. But now they do.. Now the reason im starting to use Twitter more is simply I write a lot and the posts are aimed at different people. E.g. The long lists of hotels/restaurants etc. are aimed at people looking for information or where to order pizza! But a post about British politics they arent likely to find useful and visa versa so the idea being people can go onto twitter see my latest posts without even needing to visit the blog. Then if its interesting to them they can select it. Just trying to make the blog more interactive and easier to source information for everyone.
Now if you have a blog I have just spent a bit of time today getting some buttons together. So you can link it to your Twitter Account and if your on twitter add me!
Now the other thing you may not be aware of is Windows Live Writer already has an addon for Twitter which will allow you as you upload your new posts to instantly update your twitter at the same time.