How Twitter can help you find your muse
Twitter is an ever popular social networking tool that allows you to instantly share your thoughts and comments to those who follow you as well as receive the comments and musing of others. Both tweeting and following others tweets can be a great way to get the creative ball rolling.
You have probably heard of Twitter, or have at least heard wind of it. You cannot turn on a television, or open a celebrity gossip magazine nowadays without running into a reference to this ever popular social networking site. Celebrities, politicians, soccer moms, the kid next door, even a few dogs: it seems like everyone is getting into Tweeting.
But what really is Twitter and who out there among us is tweeting?
Twitter, is essentially a public forum in which people are able to share their thoughts instantly via any kind of device from which you can send messages, with the exception of carrier pigeons. This means that Tweeters can tweet on twitter while on their computer at home, from their blackberries on the beach, and even while on their cell phone when riding the bus. This revolutionary new way to communicate with the world at large is still in its infancy, yet it is quickly coming into its own as a powerful new social networking tool.
For many people, celebrity or otherwise, Twitter is a perfect forum for them to get things off their chest. On Twitter, you share random inspirational ideas that come to you out of the blue and comment on things that are happening to you the moment they are happening, sharing your thoughts and feeling as they come. For others, following the “tweets” of people that they find interesting is a good way to find out what other people are doing, thinking about, and commenting on. For example, if you sign up and then follow an interesting character such as Conan O’Brien: every time Conan decides to leave a tweet on whatever news or comments he has, it will show up as a message, allowing you to share the experience as fast as Conan’s fingers (or thumbs) can punch out the letters. Conan’s Quips can in turn inspire you and get your own creative wheels turning.
For those of us who are looking to be creatively inspired, Twitter offers up several different avenues in which you can go down and seek your muse. The ability to share your thoughts via tweeting is a great way in which to create a giant brainstorming session with those who follow you. For example, you are eating lunch with your child and they end up saying something funny which you then tweet about. This tweet ends up making others who follow you laugh and even encourages them to comment with their own version of silly profound kid sayings. Next thing you know, you have a new idea for a book or website centered on the profound utterances from the lips of children,