I had no idea. I mean, really no idea just how out of the loop I really am. Last night, I attended an information session hosted by Jen Maier (friend, Urbanmoms founder, marketing guru, mom extraordinaire – these are just a few of her incarnations!).
During the casual get-together, Jen elaborated on the amazing ways that Facebook and Twitter can help us promote our businesses, blogs, network, and engage with the world.
I’m an avid Facebook user (only because one of our twentysomething babysitters set it up for me a couple of years ago and gave me a detailed tutorial!), primarily for keeping up with the news and photos of friends and family. On my Facebook profile, I share the odd blog post that I think may be interesting to my personal contacts, but that’s where the business starts and ends for with with Facebook.
When Jen went on to demonstrate Twitter and Tweetdeck, along with everything you can do with these tools, I was amazed.
My skewed self-perception is still “I’m down with the kids and technology. I’m hip.” The reality however, is very different: Sitting in my kid/family/baby bubble, I’ve gotten rusty, stale, out-of-date. I’m a stay-at-home mom who’s losing her edge. So much is going on and passing me by so rapidly. Itunes and Facebook have a new format every week and I can barely keep up.
I’d like to stay on top of these trends and become more tech-savvy. I came home last night inspired and invigorated; I downloaded Tweetdeck and I’m trying to figure it all out.
So, tell me, do you tweet? If so, why? How as it helped you personally and professionally? How do you keep up? I’m dying to know.