In addition, it has helped connect me with other moms and women bloggers/writers that are interested in some of the same things I am. And the icing on the cake is that a few of my close friends are now on twitter so I can stay in touch with them through a different medium, which is fun.
Besides twitter, I spend most of my free non-mommy&wife-focused time on writing my friendship pieces for examiner.com (the last two about elevating the respect for friendships and what not to do when a friendship ends). It's been so rewarding doing them. I get paid in comments, "likes," and feedback and support from readers (mostly my friends, God love 'em!). That's pretty much my payment and it's awesome. But if by some miracle in the future I can actually make any real money from doing this I think I might burst into a thousand dream-come-true pieces.
Getting in to twitter and the blogosphere has also shown me the incredible world of women/mom entrepreneurs. It's incredible how much these amazing women are doing out there, blogging, writing, twitting, creating, connecting to try and learn, engage and create something substantial for themselves.
I'm in a little bit of a social media love fest! It might not last long but I'm riding the wave for now. :)
What do you love about social media?