You get out of Twitter what you put into it. It’s that simple. One of the reasons why Twitter has been so valuable to me as a person and indirectly to this business, is because of the way I’ve chosen to use it.
Sure I learn from blogs, but when you have access to people, it’s totally different. I didn’t just join twitter to push out our content. I, like Gary Vaynerchuk, am collecting relationships.
We build relationships, exchange ideas, peer review work, engage in customer service, and laugh a little. It's an electronic think-tank.
— Riggins Construction (@RigginsConst) May 17, 2011
I would like to introduce you to (most of) my think tank.
We all met on Twitter. Actually Wendy (not pictured) and Cyndi started Facebook Liking Tuesdays (#FBLT). Tweets became friendly, Twitter relationships migrated to Facebook, and those friendships deepened. We have become a group that supports one another’s careers and pursuits. If anyone has a question, there’s surely someone in this group that knows the answer.
This is what I call the Human ROI (Return on Investment) of Twitter. I know that my life has been indelibly altered because of these women. I may even dare to say that much of the fruit of my labor here at Riggins is because of the education, support, and brainstorming I’ve done with them. Continue reading