re: Why and How You Should Use Twitter for Networking VIEW POST


Sometimes I feel like I'm using social media all wrong. I'm very introverted and not the type that can just walk up to strangers and join a conversation until I get to know them more.

Even on the internet, I feel like I would be intruding on other people's conversations, especially when I don't even see the thread until a day or two later. Most other times I have ever replied in a forum, the thread dies or my reply is overlooked. I may just not be aggressive enough for the internet. O heck, this reply took at least 4 tries to write.

That said, I've been trying to at least write more and share things on Twitter & such. I'll keep on trying.


Here's the best part about the internet, and I briefly touched on this:

My biggest is advice is this: just put yourself out there. Be unapologetically authentic. If people like you, great. If not, it's just the internet.

Social media takes out the face-to-face component of talking to people. This can be good or bad, that's a different conversation, but I think this is a good thing for people who don't feel 100% comfortable talking in person.

Most of Twitter is very public. People know they're having public conversations. I don't see replies to a thread you're not initially in as "intruding". Often times, you've just found a piece of the conversation relatable and are looking to connect more on that. People are on Twitter just for that! I'd say most people are fine with it.

Being more interactive on Twitter will definitely be good practice for finding ways to start conversations in person. You get to work on your confidence and you only have so many characters to efficiently say what you want to say. You've got this! Just keep practicing. :)

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