Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I've entered the twittersphere!

It's been an interesting time for me in the last few weeks.  I've missed writing on my blog but now that I'm doing articles for examiner.com I tend to do most of my creative writing over there.  I'm wondering how to do both and be creative but different for both.

As I mentioned two weeks ago, I started writing for examiner.com for my home city webpage doing pieces about friendship.  When they gave me the job they made it clear that it was for their local editorial and that I would need to make my pieces relevant and linked to the city I was writing for.  After two weeks of writing articles on friendship that were most general in nature and had no ties to my city, they switched me to the national editorial of examiner.com.  I was SO thrilled.  I love having the flexibility to write about any friendship related topic I want, how ever many times I want to write it and to also have a national audience....it's amazing.  Please come visit me when you can....I have a new examiner.com home here!  

I've written six pieces so far and I've enjoyed every minute.  The best part is when I get feedback from friends telling me what they think or when they share the piece with their friends.  It's super sweet and flattering.  I just love it.

Also, I've gone and done something crazy.  I've joined twitter.  My twitter name is @contactrebecca (is that how you do it?).  I have no idea what to do next.  I've twitted two things but I still don't understand what the whole thing means.  Is everything on twitter public?  I don't have any friends that are on twitter (that I know of) so no one to gab about and get advice from in terms of this medium.  I'd love any help or advice you might have!  :)

I'd love to get more connected with people but I'm so nervous about doing or revealing too much on twitter.

And for the blog, I'd love to keep doing it but not sure about the scope of stuff that I should write about here if I'm doing all my friendship writing on examiner.com.  I don't want to repeat the pieces here...or is that OK?

I'm kind of all over the place....


  1. I'd say repeat the pieces on your blog - just say 'examiner repost' or something. And I have no idea about twitter - ask Kate! She was going to teach me, but I lost interest...let me know if you think it's worth it, maybe I'll give it a go again. I'm lilwelshrarebit, I think. I haven't been on in a while.

    And congrats again on going national! So exciting!

  2. This is great! So glad you're doing something that you enjoy and that you get excited about! Perfect!

  3. I'm heading over to Twitter to follow you right now. Congrats on the writing job!

  4. I have been just the worst Twitterer of late... but I keep meaning to get back to it. So I'll go follow you and that will be incentive to ride the "Twitter wave" as I call it. It feels like waves of information, almost overwhelming sometimes... but have fun! Follow people who you find interesting and that makes it all worthwhile.

  5. Thanks guys!!! I'm starting to figure out about twitter but still a little confused about all the ins and outs.

  6. I'll work on it with you on Sunday. I'm no expert! But I have the basics down.

  7. yeah i would say do whatever you want! and whatever is easier :)

    so great!!!