Twitter is changing how I do…everything.
Okay, not everything. Not, like, laundry.
But when my husband points out that our squatter is back, I immediately grab the camera. So I can tweet it.
Being an author who uses social media, I’m always searching for things I can post. Which means I’m constantly assessing everything that happens in my life for fodder. A couple of times a week, I ask my kids, “Can I tweet/blog that?”
Blogging isn’t simple anymore. I set up my original blog because I have opinions on everything, and blogging seemed like a good way to spout off without annoying the people around me. I’ve never been able to structure my blogging. You know, on Monday I’ll do this, and Wednesday I’ll do this. It’s always totally random.
But I’ve discovered that titling those totally random posts has become very difficult, because I tweet those posts (and, of course, the ones here). I want people to click the link or retweet, and guess what? They won’t do that if the title of the post is “Random Stuff.” Or worse. Generic blog titles are killer. So now I not only have to wrack my brain to come up with something to blog about, I have to wrack it for a clever title, too!
For those of you using social media, how has it changed your perspective or the way you do things?