Yeah, that’s right, I don’t have a Twitter account. I’ve never even been to the website. And yet I call myself an Internet marketing professional. I was behind the times on blogging, Facebook, I still don’t use MySpace and doubt I ever will, I have a cellphone that is junk and is almost two years old, I’ve never had a Blackberry, I don’t have an iPhone, and I tend to read technology books like The Long Tail a few years after they come out. Call me lazy, call me a laggard, call me a hypocrite, but I’ve found that what works for me and my clients doesn’t tend to be following the bleeding edge of Internet marketing, but rather using the tried and true methods that have been around for years. That isn’t to say I never jump on that latest thing, but generally I wait until a compelling reason presents itself.
After all, even though I got into blogging late, my clients weren’t ready for it until years after I had been doing it. Most of my clients still aren’t ready for Facebook. But you know what? They’re doing ok, and I’m not sure jumping on every new thing would benefit them all that much.
But all that said, I’m often wrong about things. After all, even though I avoided setting up a blog for a long time, once I did I realized how much I loved writing and now I have…well, I can’t count the number of them off the top of my head, which gives you some idea of how many I’m managing. Once I gave in and signed up for Facebook I was hooked. And so while I don’t feel too much like signing up for Twitter, I have a sneaking suspicion that once I do I’m going to love it and be an addict. But I think I need a little convincing, so have at it. And if you think it’s overrated, I’d like to hear that side of it as well.