Incoming message, short and sweet;
You’re trying to work, but longing to tweet.
You think you’ll log on for a minute or two
Don’t fall for that trap; it’s deadly if you do.
You try to resist with all of your powers
But once you log on, you are on it for hours.
Reading about news and chatting with friends;
When you need a quick fix, it’s a means to an end.
It’s a brilliant platform, I have to confess
I just wish it would consume my time a little less.
I have so much to say and so much to share;
Just a word of advice ~ always tweet with care!
Tweet Trap is a short poem by Ms Moem
I wrote this little poem because I have to confess that I am addicted to twitter. And whilst I love this social media platform very much, it is very easy to let is absorb all of your free time. I do tend to go in cycles of feast and famine with twitter, as sometimes I am tweeting every 20 mins, every day and sometimes I have whole months off, but no matter what, I am always drawn back in the end. How do you tweet? Have you fallen for the tweet trap? How do you moderate your tweeting time?
Twitter is one of my favourite social media platforms because just by tweeting, I have encountered great business and personal inspiration, from a whole host of people that I would otherwise never have met or indeed had any contact with. So, even though I am warning you not to fall into the tweet trap too deeply, it can be a super useful tool and it is a great way of being able to connect with professionals, celebrities and the all the new friends you haven’t yet met!
Some of my key tweet moments have included:
1. Being highlighted by uber entrepreneurs Theo Paphitis and Jacqueline Gold for their respective #SBS and #WOW twitter campaigns.
2. I got in touch with my very first business mentor by tweeting.
3. Aside from Mr P and Ms Gold, I have had tweets from Davina McCall, Philip Schofield, Keisha Buchanan, Lord Sugar, Heidi Range, Jade Ewen, Lorraine Kelly, Yvie Burnett, Michelle Mone, Darryn Lyons aka Mr Paparazzi, Dawn O’Porter, Eamonn Holmes and his wife Ruth Langsford – all of which make me smile greatly!
4. I have made lots of great life-long friends!
All in all, a tweet a day, is jolly great I must say! 🙂