This has not been my week. After pulling myself together post-fire truck rescue, my only goal while at training this week was to blend into the background. This is not always my motive, but after grabbing way too much attention at the event last night, all I wanted to do was to sit back and take it all in.
And, it seemed to be working well. I woke up this morning feeling a bit better. I put on some fresh (non-puked-on clothes), I packed up my bags, and went off to corporate headquarters. Awaiting us was a fresh cup of coffee, breakfast, and a meeting where we (me and my fellow bloggers) were given an overview of our “project” with the “company.” I ate my breakfast and managed to keep it down. A huge success. I even interjected a few good points here and there. But before I get to patting myself on the back…
The CEO of the “BIG company” enters the room. His presence hushes the throng of bloggers, marketing reps, and company employees. He is accompanied by an entourage of dudes in suits and a camera crew. All eyes are on him and us (the bloggers, five in all). He explains the mission of the “company” and how excited he is about social media. Yay! Me too! Then he starts in on Twitter. He sings the praises of Twitter. He applauds all of the mom-bloggers in the room for our excellent tweeting skills. “All but one of you is really using Twitter well. All but one of you. Which of you is from Charlotte?” All faces and cameras in the packed room veer towards… ME.
“Uh, I have a twitter account…see?” I quickly pull out my phone and thrust it in his face with my twitter account pulled up. “Yes, but you don’t use it.” Dude. I got CALLED OUT. By the CEO of a big ‘ol company. In front of media pros. Fantastic. Second impression solidified. I don’t tweet.
Ok, so I never advertised my services as a pro-tweeter. I’m a writer, and I don’t like having a character limit. I do have a twitter account, and I share my links to my blog daily on it. Apparently, this does not a tweeter make. In fact, from my fellow bloggers, I actually learned that tweeting out your blog links is actually bad twitter etiquette. Who knew?
So, I guess the first thing I have to do is apologize for my inappropriate tweeting. And, clearly, the second thing I need to be doing is learn to tweet properly. I’m an avid Facebook and Pinterest user. I am actively engaged on MeetUp, and I obviously blog. But, Twitter hasn’t blended into my social media world as seamlessly. It’s so totally foreign. I have no idea what people are saying when they use #this and #that. Speak English! Or at least HTML! And what the heck is a Twitter Party? I’d much rather hang out with you in person!
According to the Head Honcho/CEO of BIG company, “Charlotte is really into Twitter.” I’m sure he’s right. And, since most of you are from Charlotte, you must be Twitter experts. I need a lesson, and I’m willing to pay for beers while you teach me. I’m a pretty fast learner, but I’m willing to drag the session out long enough for a couple of drinks. Up for the task? Shoot me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh, and of course, follow me on Twitter at: @CltMomFaves
Looking forward to returning to Charlotte. I miss y’all.
**Stay tuned. I’ll be sharing more info about my new gig in the next few days!