I've been a huge Twitter skeptic for the past year or so. I didn't really see much value in little snippets of conversation, typed in 140 characters. Who has time to follow that type of chatter?
Then I sat in on the Twitter party hosted by the Savvy Blogging ladies. It was interesting to interact with some of the bloggers whose sites I frequent, and I picked up some blogging advice along the way.
I have continued to check back in on the conversation, and I've connected with a couple of bloggers who were looking for guest posts. Amy from The Finer Things in Life was one of those bloggers. She was looking for a guest post so she would have some down time after the Blissdom conference. I offered... She accepted.
To my surprise, that posted landed on MSN Money's Smart Spending blog this past Saturday. You can read it HERE. I was more than a little surprised!
While checking Twitter, I've also connected with Shelly from Coupon Teacher. She was looking for someone to swap store deals with. Now I send her my Rite Aid deals, and she shares her Walgreens deals with us. It's a win-win!
Right now, I'm mostly just a Twitter lurker. I check in every so often to see if there's anything interesting being said. I'm not a big tweeter. But I'm starting to see the value in the connections that are made in 140 characters or less.
I just started sending notifications of my blog posts out to my Twitter account. If you're a Twitter user, you can follow me @savingandgiving.
Saving and Giving has moved to savingandgiving.net! I hope that you'll all join me over at Saving & Giving's new home. I'm planning some fun giveaways to kick things off. I'm still working on the site, and I'd love to hear your input. Let me know which features you want me to keep. You can email me at email@example.com. If you're currently an email subscriber, you shouldn't see any change in your daily email newsletter. I switched the feed over so that you should continue to receive your daily updates.