Monday, February 2, 2009

What would you do if Twitter were gone tomorrow?

My routine has changed slightly since I fell in love with Twitter. I used to make a cup of coffee, sit back and read the paper. Now, I stop at my computer on the way to the kitchen, take a quick glance at my Twitter numbers, make the coffee and settle on in to the conversation of the morning. Perhaps I share what I'm thinking, comment on someone else's thoughts or report on some over night news.

It struck me this morning, that Twitter has become such a part of my routine, what would I do if it were gone from my life as quick as it came? As my breath shortened and my palms sweat, I couldn't even begin to contemplate the idea. OMG, how would I find out what's going on in Shanghai without @sdweathers or would I lose touch with @mchammer ? What would become of @agingbackwards and how would I get a daily dose of @drmolliemarti ? Would I still be able to "crush it" with @garyvee or be part of the @aplusk & @mrskutcher Twitterazzi? I wouldn't have @unmarketing to entertain me with his off key creations or get the inside info from @NBCNewsCrew or @CNNRickSanchez .

This is only a small piece of the the Twitter family that I have come to rely upon for everything from conversation with my morning coffee to a late night chats about the days events. Would I survive without it? Most certainly. Would I miss it? Without a doubt! Would they miss me? I hope so!

7 comments:

carla said...

It's interesting (to me) that my first thought was: Id find the community somewhere else.

Somewhere I dont even know of or, perhaps, havent yet been.

Not that Im devaluing twitter or my love of all things tweets---but I think if you are one to create & find community it happens where ever you are.

You grow it.
You attract it.
And they come.

Id imagine youre that same way.

(*runs to double check that she didnt miss something and that twitter is, indeed, still there. :))

Carla/MizFit

Daiv Russell said...

Get more done. :-D

AgingBackwards said...

I'd sure miss ya! But then, I'd CALL U from my Blueberry to ur Blackberry! LOL Luv u!!

Bruce Wagner said...

Yes we sure would miss you!

But you're not going anywhere.... RIGHT??

Seth Simonds said...

I like that you find value in following people without grouching about how they don't reach out to their community in not following you back. @garyvee is truly nuts and @mrskutcher always makes me laugh with her attempts to sound profound.

I've found huge value in my interactions with up-and-coming musicians like @maiysha and @chrisblake. It's like having a back-stage pass or just having a number in my phone to call for random conversations with people experiencing things on an entirely different plane than me.

You're right. I'd miss it, too!

=)

Chris Martin said...

couldnt agree more about you on Twitter..its such a simple, yet powerful tool that its changing the way we do PR, get new clients or find jobs!

@CMPR

Deb Brown said...

I would be lost too!!! I have made so many great connections that have expanded my life I can't imagine waking up without it. Thanks for saying this for me!