Be Honest: Did You Hear it on Twitter First?

For most of us, the purpose and end goal of Twitter will never be more than a networking tool, a way to have fun and connect with friends and a way to promote our writing.

But how cool would it be if it did become more?

What if you were the next Clarence House, manning the official Twitter feed of the wedding of the century?

Or even more amazing…the guy who unknowingly tweeted the raid on Osama Bin Laden?

Twitter is a powerful tool, and has the unique ability to connect the Somebodys with the Nobodys, and even turn a Nobody into a Somebody once in a while.

I make no promises of you becoming the next big thing on Twitter, but it would be really great if  you spent today – Friday the 13th – hanging out in the Twitterverse, honing your social media skills.


Blog Boycotters, please link up your TWITTER HANDLE in the Linky below!

The next #BlogBoycottDay is Friday, June 10th!

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39 Responses to Be Honest: Did You Hear it on Twitter First?
  1. JDaniel4's Mom
    May 13, 2011 | 5:40 am

    I usually to the Mom Loop Friday follow, but will have problems commenting on some blogs while the “Problem” is going on. I will be on Twitter today!

    • Liz
      May 13, 2011 | 7:34 am

      YAY! We’d love for you to join us and link up!

  2. Elena
    May 13, 2011 | 6:41 am

    Love #BlogBoycottDay! See you on twitter. 😉

    • Liz
      May 13, 2011 | 7:34 am

      Yes, see you there!

  3. Dolli-Mama
    May 13, 2011 | 6:41 am

    Since blogger HATES us, it’s a perfect day to boycott.

    • Liz
      May 13, 2011 | 7:36 am

      Yippee! Thanks for joining!

  4. Alison@Mama Wants This
    May 13, 2011 | 6:43 am

    Well, what a perfect day to do this! Since I think Blogger boycotted US. See y’all on Twitter!

    • Liz
      May 13, 2011 | 7:37 am

      I’m so happy you are jumping in on this!

  5. Crystal
    May 13, 2011 | 6:54 am

    Blogger hates me anyway, so I’m in!

    • Liz
      May 13, 2011 | 7:38 am

      Great! I’ll link up your Twitter handle for ya! Thanks for joining!

      • Crystal
        May 13, 2011 | 7:49 am

        Thanks! I’m still kinda new to the blog community stuff, but I’m learning. 🙂

  6. Jessica
    May 13, 2011 | 6:55 am

    I still blogged today but will be happy to tweet all day as well. 🙂

    • Liz
      May 13, 2011 | 7:45 am

      Well, we are glad to have you!

  7. Kristin @ What She Said
    May 13, 2011 | 7:15 am

    I have a new post today, but I don’t mind hanging out on Twitter all day anyway. 🙂

    • Liz
      May 13, 2011 | 7:46 am

      Woot for Twitter!

  8. Kir
    May 13, 2011 | 7:17 am

    I always hear everything first on Twitter and emails from CNN. LOL

    that’s not bad is it???? 😉

    • Liz
      May 13, 2011 | 7:46 am

      I know, I’m the same way. 🙂

  9. teri
    May 13, 2011 | 7:30 am

    I linked up without my twitter name! Am so flustered with blogger down! Teri listed on the links is @Itsme_tbone on twitter. I tried to re-enter but no…forgive me my noncaffeinated blunder?

    • Liz
      May 13, 2011 | 7:46 am

      I fixed it, no worries.

  10. Evonne
    May 13, 2011 | 7:34 am

    Since Blogger is still being a jerk, I’m boycotting them and joining Blog Boycott Day! Happy tweeting!

    • Liz
      May 13, 2011 | 7:45 am

      Thanks so much for joining in!

  11. Ali
    May 13, 2011 | 8:31 am

    Some idiot (which would be ME) put my real name instead of my twitter one. Damn Chrome Auto populate! So I’m up there twice.
    Boycotting the blog today too. I actually boycott most days. Great idea!!!

  12. Steph
    May 13, 2011 | 8:38 am

    I will try this out. Not sure I can keep up with all of you but it might be fun 🙂

  13. By Word of Mouth Musings
    May 13, 2011 | 9:12 am

    BAD Blogger!

  14. Jen
    May 13, 2011 | 9:30 am

    I have never been more sad that my work blocks Twitter. I so want to tweet with you.

    • Liz
      May 13, 2011 | 10:34 am

      Sniff, sniff – we’ll miss you Jen!

  15. Natalie
    May 13, 2011 | 10:13 am

    Not that I wouldn’t have joined ANYWAY but Blogger seemed to have really wanted me to be here.
    : )

    • Liz
      May 13, 2011 | 10:34 am

      Either way, we’re glad you’re here!

  16. Sue Campbell
    May 13, 2011 | 12:17 pm

    I think Blog Boycott day broke Twitter!

  17. A Mommy in the City
    May 13, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    I have a new post but I still want to hang out on twitter all day and connect!!

    • Liz
      May 13, 2011 | 12:36 pm

      Twitter is SO great for building conenctions!

  18. Angela
    May 13, 2011 | 12:41 pm

    I plan on joining today! This was made extra possible by that blog platform that shall not be named 🙂

    • Liz
      May 14, 2011 | 7:28 am

      I love how you said, “that blog platform that shall not be named!” Curses, Blogger! 🙂

  19. BalancingMama (Julie)
    May 13, 2011 | 12:51 pm

    I can’t get on Twitter! Your diabolical plan to crash Blogger so we’d all participate in #BlogBoycottDay has been twarted… I can’t escape the Fail Whale!

    • Liz
      May 14, 2011 | 7:29 am

      I know! Maybe Google took down Twitter?

      The plot thickens…

  20. Mommylebron
    May 13, 2011 | 2:48 pm

    I don’t have TV (just Netflix) so I generally keep an ear on Twitter and then google for my news! I know it’s terrible but I don’t have time for TV and I can’t stand “background noise” unless its music!

    • Liz
      May 14, 2011 | 7:29 am

      I am so with you on that. I never have the TV on unless it’s the one night a week we watch a couple DVRed shows. I count on Twitter for my headlines, too!

  21. Glamamom
    May 13, 2011 | 7:31 pm

    Twitter has become quite powerful! That’s how I heard of Bin Laden’s death. I then told my huz who saw that the stock market had not yet reacted to the news. Super interesting.

  22. The Flying Chalupa
    May 14, 2011 | 3:57 pm

    The “dude” tweeting the royal wedding? That was me. I had to keep it pretty tame, unfortunately. And use words like “ascott” and “cravat.” Those Brits.

    Hope you’re having a good weekend, Liz!

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