There I said it. The big secret is out there. I don’t have a personal one, one for the blog or even a work one. I just don’t feel the need. I’ve managed my blog so far without one and I’m happy.
However, the world is changing and in this day and age am I missing out...?
Now, before everyone on Twitter rushes to tell me how great it is and how I’m missing out in the latest news from authors and what sort of contacts at publisher’s Twitter will help with. Yes, I’m sure there is a lot that I can get out of Twitter, especially being a blogger. But I already spend a lot of time online both at work (don’t tell my boss!) and my personal time. I read other peoples blogs, surf authors websites for latest book news, cruise Facebook for the latest publishers news. And that’s not counting the time spent thinking and writing my own reviews. After spending 9-10 hours a day in the office looking at a computer screen, what’s the first thing I do when I get home...? Switch on the computer to read any comments on the days post and start thinking about the next post that is needed. With so much of my time already dedicated to blogging, reading and books in general, I’m not sure I want Twitter to take up any additional time. I want some time for me! I want some time to read occasionally, watch some TV, talk to friends and see my family and I just can’t help thinking that Twitter will eat into that.
That’s not to say I’ve not been tempted! Most giveaways have an additional entry for re-tweets, and as I said the chance to interact with authors, bloggers and publishers is like a siren calling at times.
So I thought I would open the floor up and see what you guys think are the pros and cons of Twitter... what makes it worth while? Or do you have an account you never use? Or perhaps you are like me and haven’t fallen for its charms yet? Lets see if there is anyone out there who can persuade me that Twitter is worth it! Although I warn you now, I’m not easily persuaded! :-)