The number one reason I Twitter however, is because of my personality.
Most people who see me on stage or even in the halls after church have a hard time believing that I am an Introvert, but I am. In fact, the older I get the more introverted I seem to become. (Introversion is basically a person who gains more energy for life from their time alone, rather than their time with people.) It is not that I don’t like people (even though I joke that I don’t), I am just more comfortable interacting with people when I have had personal time to reflect on the interaction. Introverts reading this will understand. That’s also why I prefer email to phone calls and why I would rather know what our conversation is going to be about before we have it.
Twitter works well for me because it allows me to express my thoughts as they occur, which I may never express around people, but that is also why they appear so random at times. Extroverts need to understand that even though an Introvert may not say anything, it doesn’t mean they don’t have anything to say. (That’s very important to understand in a team environment. Otherwise the Introvert is left out of the discussion and valuable insight goes unheard.) When I have a thought, I can quickly express it in a 140 characters or less through Twitter, which automatically updates my Facebook page. Longer thoughts can be expressed on my blog. Twitter gives me an outlet I didn’t previously have to express myself, without invading my need for introversion. Feel free to connect with me on Twitter today.
By the way, why do you Twitter or why don’t you Twitter?