I’m a stay-at-home mom in Chattanooga, TN. I have a wonderful husband and two boys (4 years old and 5 months) who keep me very busy. On top of the home stuff (you know, the stay-at-home stuff) I like to mix things up by blogging, shooting digital photography, and traveling. I’m gearing up for my first year as a homeschool mom, which has me very excited for the new school year and looking for support in all kinds of places.
How did you first find out about Twitter?
Quite a few blogs I read were posting things like, “You can check out my Twitter here or on my sidebar.” I checked it out and it looked like an interesting “extra” piece of their internet personalities. I signed up but didn’t really get going with Twitter until I figured out how to post from my cell phone.
What do you tweet about?
I used to see Twitter as something like “DVD extras.” It would give readers a little bit more about my daily life or thoughts in a 140 character format. I tweet mundane stuff (yes, I tweet about breakfast) and have conversations with others in my Twitter Stream. I love to tweet when we travel — if not to keep my mom up to date on my current location, to help me remember interesting things along the way.
How has Twitter changed your life?
When I discovered @ replies and began developing relationships with the people I follow, it really changed how I tweet. By finding people to follow in my areas of interest, I was able to have instant access to advice and build community regarding parenthood, traveling, photography, my hometown, and entertainment. It’s difficult to commiserate on the difficulties of newborn sleep cycles with my four-year-old. With Twitter, I can tweet my frustration and get plenty of support and advice in minutes. It was through Twitter that I was able to be featured on the Today Show as a Digital Mom.
Why did you sign up for Sponsored Tweets?
Since Sponsored Tweets is an Izea property, I was familiar with the people behind the program, which made me feel very comfortable signing up. I signed up to see if it would be a viable income stream. So far, it has been a pleasant experience that I can customize to fit my style and interests.
What is one piece of advice you would give to our advertisers?
I think advertisers should always give tweeters the option of writing their own tweets. It helps with transparency, authenticity, and relationship-building to let me write my own words for your product or website.