The Slippery Slope of Tweeting

images     Tweetaholism… I hear that its a very real affliction.

And it starts off oh so innocently.

First you create a Twitter account and send out a couple of tweets telling no one in particular what you are up to and that life is all fine and dandy. As a newbie to Twitter you might even miss a day or two and not send out any tweets because you simply forget about it. You do wonder how some people become so fabulously followed. I mean, seriously, is it even possible to have 77, 967 people interested it what you say?

Then it starts to happen. You send a reply to someone’s tweet and they actually reply back to you. A real conversation begins. You are so buoyed at the conversation with one person that you actively start to look for a second conversation. And there is a certain reluctance to sign off from the medium in case you miss a follow up comment.

Refusal to do real work in favour of watching the latest tweets come in seems logical rather than ridiculous. You don’t want to miss any of the tweets from your favourite tweeters…. there could be the one gem of an idea in there that you might very well miss out on if you’re not there on your tweetdeck or at the very least on the homepage of your twitter account updating every few minutes.

Suddenly writing anything that goes beyond 140 characters seems like such a lot of unnecessary work. Surely people will understand if you start writing in shorthand…..

#CountDown: 3 hours =>Next Twitter Tips / 2 air 3:30 cst =>1509 watched Tue => Do Join Us==>RT This Pls>.

Makes perfect sense… doesn’t it?

And so ends the journey from a newbie on Twitter to a burgeoning tweetaholic. And it would appear that it’s not much more than a week’s journey for me.

My sincere thanks to Gideon Shalwick and Yaro Starak…. for their educationally sound video teaching me how to become additcted make the most of Twitter.

Does anyone know where to sign up for the twelve step program to kick the habit? Hang on… maybe someone on Twitter will know!


  1. HI Courtney

    Thanks for the mention of the Twitter video. It was fun making it, and I am still amazed at all the wonderful comments we’re getting for it.

    Keep up the good work…

    Nice looking site by the way!

    Gideon Shalwick

  2. I’m going to eventually have to check this twitter thing out…. I’m so behind the times!! LOL!!

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