Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Twitterpated

I own the music book from Bambi, which includes the song "Everything is Twitterpated in the Spring."

I'm humming it this morning, because I'm feeling twitterpated.

I follow quite a few blogs, especially those related to the Christian publishing industry, writing craft, or lives of friends. My hubby tends to avoid blogs. But there is one he really enjoys: Michael Hyatt, President and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers.

He'll often mention a topic that Michael blogged about.

So when my hubby said that Michael encouraged authors to Twitter, I finally stopped digging in my heels and signed up. I enjoy Facebook, and try to stop by ShoutLife from time to time. I've recently blogged about my decision to continue "half-baked blogging." So why yet another internet "connection tool"?

I'm not entirely sure. I like that I could connect my Twitter with my Facebook. (I also am figuring out how to upload my blog posts to Facebook.) And Twitter forces me to be brief (a useful skill I still haven't mastered). And PERHAPS Twitter will be a bit more immediate and helpful if I'm doing an event and want to let friends know about it, or if I plan to run a contest at my website. We'll see.

So, if you are also twitterpated, you are welcome to "follow" me . . . (my oh-so-creative code name at Twitter is SharonHinck) although I have no idea where I'm going. I may yet decide to swing back toward my Luddite tendencies and unplug everything. But for now, Twitter is another part of the world of cyber-connection I'm willing to explore. I'll let you know how it goes.

Blessings!
Sharon Hinck

7 comments:

Michael S. Hyatt said...

Sharon,

Thanks for the shout out. What is your Twitter username, so that others can follow you?

Blessings,

Mike

Sharon Hinck said...

First, my hubby will be oh-so-impressed with me when he hears you commented at my blog.

Second, I used the oh-so-creative name SharonHinck for my twitter i.d.

:-)

Thanks for reminding me to mention that for folks. I'll add that to my post.

Amy Wallace said...

I just blogged with the same title about Twitter today~ great minds and all. ;-)

And I'll add my thanks to Michael Hyatt and his great blog here too.

Here's the link: http://peek-a-booicu.blogspot.com/2008/11/twitterpated.html

Good to see you on Twitter, Sharon! We're due for a catch up session soon, right?

S. J. Deal said...

Would you mind if I added you as a friend of facebook?

Thanks,

Shane

Sharon Hinck said...

Shane, of COURSE you can be my facebook friend. Just click "add" and I'll okay it. :-)

S. J. Deal said...

Thanks!

ForstRose said...

Sharon,

If you want to send your blog posts to your Twitter updates as well as having the Facebook link-in, there's a site called Twitter Feed that allows you to do that.

You can email me at forest_rose[at]yahoo[dot]com or catch me on Twitter (same username as here on Blogger) if you have questions on Twitter Feed ir how to set it up.