I created my @ariherzog account in January 2009. (Though, I technically started a few months earlier before deleting my account and starting fresh.) I’ve seen lots of changes. The core reasons why I tweet remain the same.
1. Share resources. About 60% of my tweets follow the Social Media Club mission, “If you get it, share it.” The majority of my tweeting is spent sharing others’ voices, ideas, and insights.
2. Collaborate. This involves replying, connecting, and co-creating with like-minded friends and colleagues. About 30% of my tweeting involves networking and forging professional and personal relationships with people including Sarah Granger, Marshall Kirkpatrick, and Phil Gerbyshak.
3. Chit-chat. Whether I am auto-sharing an Instagram photo or replying to something someone else shared, you might see me tweeting to someone about pop culture or sports or science. These simple chats about life represent about 10% of my tweets.
These are my reasons for tweeting. You probably (and should) have different reasons. Care to share?