Everyone keeps telling me that I need a Twitter for my blog, but I just don’t know. For some reason Twitter has never really interested me a whole ton. Maybe it’s because I never really look and I am just secretly afraid of all the time I might waste.
Who has a Twitter and who thinks I should join?
Also, does anyone know how much it usually costs for carpet in a living room? Our living room is around 15×15 (that is a complete guess). I’ve called so many places, but they said they wouldn’t give me a price unless I let someone come to my house, and all I really want is an average number. We don’t want anything super fancy, just nice.
Mrs. M says
I think it's a great way to connect to other bloggers and catch up on news. You should try it.
I'm not into twitter myself, don't have the time. Thats amazing that they won't give you carpet prices! what a crock!
AMD @ A Mom's D says
I can't comment on the carpet but I do have a twitter account. I'm afraid to say I haven't used it nearly as much as I should but it is a great way to connect with other bloggers.
The Happy Homeowner says
I have a twitter account, and I'm beginning to use it much more regularly lately. I love participating in financial chats–it's a lot of fun!
I'm thinking of getting one myself but I am waiting on the 4G network to be established on our island first. It would give me more flexibility to use it because from my understanding of it, I won't really enjoy it if I have to be on my computer to stay updated.
I found twitter to be both useful and useless. If I look at the stats for my blog and who reads it – it's not my twitter followers. I think twitter is best served for super fast news and updates that are appropriately hashed. To do it "right" you have to invest some time in twitter – not just post your most recent blog update. It's definitely a useful tool if you are looking to connect and get speedy news out there but I think it's more of a hassle than it's worth.
I have a personal twitter account as well as one for my blog. I almost never post anything to my personal account; I mostly use it to follow friends who tweet regularly. I use my blog twitter account to post links to new posts, articles I think are interesting, and small pieces of information that don't warrant a full blog post. I also follow other personal finance blogs who often post links to blog posts and articles on other sites, so it gives me more things to read than just what comes up in my RSS feed. I don't think it's strictly necessary, but it provides another means for people to find your blog.
I have a Twitter account, but it's sorely neglected. I think it's only worth it if you can manage to update it on a regular basis. As for the carpet, I actually had my den (11×10) carpeted for about $250 (thats for the carpet and installation combined) about 2 1/2 years ago. The carpet was on sale and was the kind that already had the carpet pad attached to the back (less work for the installers!), so I'm sure both of those things helped bring down the total price.
Michelle P says
Thanks everyone. I'm still debating. I'm not sure if I have a ton of time right now for that, but I do want to start.And that's a great price Stephanie! Now I'm not so scared to get carpet.
Carrie Smith says
Yes you need a Twitter!!! Lol Can you tell I love Twitter? But seriously, anytime I go to someone's blog I may or may not subscribe or Like them on Facebook, but I immediately look for a Twitter account to follow. That way I can keep track of them daily instead of having to visit each individual blog. Plus I can check it on break easily without having to log into Google to find my Reader.
I don't have or like the idea of Twitter just yet. Partly because I just don't get it.I'm a bit surprised they wont give you at least an estimate. I mean, it's not like you're telling them you have a waivy, odd-shaped, different elevation floor!
Twitter is one of those things that you don't really understand its value until you're in the thick of it. I've tried explaining it, and it's hard. But I like it a lot. Then again, I'm in an industry where almost everyone is on Twitter, so I'd wager about 90% of the people I follow I am friends with or have met in real life (and many of them I became friends with because of Twitter!).That said, your question about carpet is EXACTLY the kind of thing I would ask on Twitter, and I'm positive that someone would be able to give me an accurate answer very quickly. I use it for crowd sourcing random information all the time.
I love twitter! That is all.