Twitter and HootSuite

I don’t know if you are like me but I can’t figure out Twitter for the life of me. It’s so fast paced, I see all these hashtags, it’s like a whole new language. I signed up for Twitter a few months back thinking, I’m cool and hip, I can figure this out. Nope!

I’m learning though! Thanks to Melissa at Momcomm who wrote this great post – The Basics of Using HootSuite and introduced me to the only way I can keep up with Twitter.

I want to follow you guys! I set up a way so when you comment you can add your Twitter handle (you like that…I’m learning the terminology). Be sure to add your name so I can follow you :O)

You know I can’t post without a photo :O) Sorry about another split light shot…I’m a bit obsessed lately.

  • February 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Hi Courtney,
    Thanks for sharing the article and photo! We’re glad to see you using the dashboard. I hope HootSuite is helping you navigate Twitter and other social networks.

  • February 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    That is amazing! I’d love to learn how to get a shot like that!

  • February 3, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    I’m with you on not quite being able to get twitter. I recently discovered hootsuite and it’s great! It definitely makes Twitter so much easier. I also love that I can post to my twitter and facebook page at the same time.

  • Kim
    February 3, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    I love your split light shots. I think they are fabulous!!

    • February 4, 2012 at 2:50 PM

      Thanks so much! I’m kind of obsessed with playing around with that type of lighting :O)

  • February 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    I love Twitter ..although, I don’t really understand it. I never use hash tags& I think I get a failing grade for making Twitter work for me ahaha gorgeous shot of you :)

  • February 3, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Great self portrait! Twitter is much easier when I use Intasgram…take photo, write a tiny bit, publish to both instagram and twitter.

  • Barbara49
    February 3, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Fabulous photo! I love using Twitter to see news from my followed celebrities. But I am not aware of this HootSuit.

  • Liz
    February 3, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    I like your picture… You are pretty and this is perfectly captured…

    • February 4, 2012 at 2:49 PM

      You are sweet! Thank you!

  • February 4, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    I love your split lighting photos! They inspired my 52 week photo this week on my business blog. ;) So before I click on this link, will Twitter make me spend more time one the computer. Ha! My poor house is never clean like we talked about on facebook. lol

    • February 4, 2012 at 2:49 PM

      You are so funny! It really depends. I probably spend 15-20 max on Twitter/Hootsuite. It is a fun way to connect with others though :O) Thanks for the compliment on the picture :O)

  • February 5, 2012 at 6:25 AM

    I’m terrible at twitter too!!! I don’t understand it at all and I’ve been on it for more than a few months haha! Love your half light shoots!

    • February 6, 2012 at 10:04 AM

      Thanks!! Try out Hootsuite…maybe it will help. Seriously, Twitter is so confusing :O)

  • February 6, 2012 at 2:35 AM

    I love Twitter but absolutely can NOT use it without Hootsuite. Another big thing for me is putting people in lists. Sometimes, I only want to see updates from my local people so I have a list of DFW people. It’s a separate column in my dashboard and saves lots of time for me. Maybe that will help you, too.

    • February 6, 2012 at 10:01 AM

      That is a great idea! I may have to try that idea of list of certain people. I like your thinking :O) Thanks!

  • February 6, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    I feel like I’m finally getting the hang of Twitter after a few months. I know we already follow each other but I’d love to link up with other CIUANers!

  • February 6, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    I was pretty heavy into Twitter when it first came out a few years ago — but the love affair fizzled for one reason or another. I go on there occasionally — but nothing like the “old days.” :)

    • February 7, 2012 at 2:47 PM

      The “old days” you crack me up :O)

  • February 7, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Oh this is exciting! I love twitter, but I don’t completely “get” twitter. Thanks, once again, for showing us something great!

    • February 7, 2012 at 2:47 PM

      My pleasure :O) Why not share the good stuff…right???

  • February 11, 2012 at 6:48 AM

    I kind of gave up on it. However, right now I am lucky to read a few emails :0

    • Courtney
      February 13, 2012 at 3:34 PM

      ha ha I hear you on that!!

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