Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The Twitter Effect
I was once told that it's important to have an ego boost and that I should submit articles to newspapers and work to get good grades so that I feel like I'm accomplishing something. I haven't submitted any articles but I have worked hard to get good grades and I think that statement really is true. So is twitter and ego boost or false inflation? I have not used twitter until a couple weeks ago and I started following as many writers, editors, and publishers that I could find. Just by following a lot of people I have gotten over 700 followers in that 10 days. At first I was feeling really good about myself but then I started to wonder how much stock I should put into twitter. I think it's good to take both to heart and not lean too much either way. Having a lot of people follow you is not just an ego boost but it's very important for networking especially for self publishing online writers. But we shouldn't let it boost us up too much to where we think that we are better or more talented than we actually are.