Twitter, how do I love thee? Let me Friday Five the ways…
- I love twitter for getting to know guildies.
I’m the first to admit this is a double-edged sword. Sometimes you learn that your guildie is a two-faced, passive-aggressive, card carrying member of the opposite political party with whom you’d really prefer to have nothing to do with ever again. But that’s usually the exception, not the rule. (of course, if you find that *is* the rule with your guild, maybe you can find a new, better guild.) Seriously though, creating a twitter list of your guildies and checking in on it throughout the day can be a great window into the daily lives of the folks with whom you like to slay Internet dragons.
- I love twitter for enticing new guildies.
You know that list of awesome guildies on twitter? When other folks see the camaraderie and good conversation amongst your guildies, it sometimes has the effect of enticing them to roll yet another alt (or better yet to server transfer over a max level toon) to play with your peeps.
- I love twitter for helping me find new places to play.
I recently rolled a goblin toon, and needed a new server on which to roll. How’d I choose? I asked around on twitter, of course, and found some tweeps I already enjoy chatting with who were willing to take in a slow leveling baby goblin. And when I wanted to start playing my Alliance toons again last year, it was twitter that connected me with my beloved AF peeps.
- I love twitter for the conversation.
A casual aside or snarky comment can often turn into a lengthy, in-depth discussion about a WoW topic. Or it can crack you up so that you are laughing out loud in real life making everyone wonder what’s so much more awesome on your smart phone than theirs. And when I’m feeling bummed out about one thing or another, it’s amazing how quickly a twitter check-in can act as a pick-me-up.
- I love twitter for giving me more bright ideas than I could ever have time to pursue.
Every time I have a crackpot idea or hair brained scheme, I tweet about it. I love to see how other folks build on the idea and improve it. Even if none of us actually do anything about it, the joy in that moment of having the back-and-forth and ideation is worth it by itself.
Are you on twitter?
If so, follow me on @Anexxia and check out my WoW Bloggers list and and Citizens of Azeroth lists to find more folks to follow. And to find out who the active WoW tweeps are on your server, check out Psynister’s big list of twitter folks.