How I’m helping Key West to use Twitter.

I am proud and happy  that I’ve started the monthly Key West TweetUp and I love meeting the people who I tweet with everyday. It’s like they become a part of your virtual family. The problem is that not very many people in Key West tweet. I don’t understand why not? I have met so many people from all over the world and I am learning something new every day. Twitter is my news source, my life line, my virtual life! I guess I’m addicted but that’s ok since now it’s my career and you gotta love what you do.

I am talking to everyone I meet about Twitter and last month I spoke at the HSMAI luncheon.  But it doesn’t seem to help.  I understand that things take time and we live on an island, but twitter is fun and can benefit your business. The time is NOW.  It’s just so funny to evaluate the looks on people’s faces when they hear the words Twitter, Tweets, Hashtag, TweetUp.   I am happy to report that a lot of businesses in Key West are on Facebook and are even starting to write blogs.  Although this is what I hear about twitter, and believe me I am LISTENING!

  • What is Twitter?
  • I don’t need it
  • I don’t understand it.
  • Will it help my google rankings?
There are many more objections but this is what I love about marketing and sales. I love to help people and businesses, and in Key West that goes hand in hand. I see an overall need for more education on social media in Key West and especially Twitter.  I finally feel like I found my dream career living on my dream island.  Last night at the Key West Business Guild mixer, I had some listeners and I may have changed some minds. One thing I do know is that people listen to numbers.  I explained to them the huge population of generation Y and how they outnumber the baby boomer’s and the fact that 96% of them utilize social media.  Gen Y even believes that email is something of the past.  All I did was pull some statistics out and I saw some ears perk up! So come on Key West, let’s get on board and team up together and start twittering about our wonderful paradise. You’ll be amazed at the incredible feedback and the friends you’ll make. And if you don’t have time or you don’t want to, just reach for the Peach!
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4 comments

  1. m_j_taylor (@m_j_taylor) · August 9, 2011

    It’s frustrating, isn’t it? And now we have to get on g+, too? 😀

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  3. discount nfl saints · August 27, 2011

    It exhausting to find educated people on this topic, however you sound like you realize what you are talking about! Thanks

  4. mobile notaries · August 27, 2011

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