A Little Blue Bird Told Me

I have been using Twitter for a number of months now and I have to say that it is a fantastic networking tool, A lot of non users say why should I care when someone says they are eating a sandwich or going to the bank?, Sure there are some that announce silly things of non substance on the site, but being able to choose who you follow allows you to weed them out if you do not care for their tweets.

Here is what I use twitter for….
Sports related,
I follow my favorite sports teams “Official Tweets” from the Toronto Blue Jays Raptors and my beloved Maple Leafs like @LeafspaceMonika
but I also follow the announcers, bloggers and reporters so that I can get the lates news and opinions first thing before the news agencies get there hands on it.
Guys like @Eklund for rumours @Steve_Dangle for wildly funny recaps of the games I never miss his Vlogs and he like other youtubers use twitter to announce when new vids are posted.
And then there is @blogesalming that makes fuuny videos of Hockey players and manaegment, mostly about my beloved Toronto Maple Leafs
No they do not post their videos on Twitter but rather can announce when their Blogs or Vlogs are posted along with a convienient link to the page.

Are you a news junkie? you can get your lasted updates from Sports stations or News networks. Find out about that major trade or an earthquake 10 seconds after they occur.

I also follow a whole group of BBQ folk and there is never a dull moment with this group I will tell you what! (yes that was a poor King of the hill quotation)

Wow what a great bunch of people that are here, these friendly ladies and gents both professional and backyard masters alike post on Twitter with links to cool recipes or advertising great BBQ events from accross North America and also keep each others entertained with their wit & wisdoms.

Wonderful women like @cyndiallison,that is one of the best online writers that I have ever read, you can find her on a few different cooking blogs and teaching a great college class in the North Carolina @DivaQ is a Canadian Gal in Barrie Ontario that longs to be a BBQ Pitmaster on the show on the Discovery channel, you can also find her on local TV Shows showing us how to make awesome AMT”s and other great BBQ’d foods.

And from the guys we have the inventor of MOINKS @BBQGrail (google it if you have no idea) and others such as the king Of Dutch Oven Cooking @CookingOutdoors @GaryGlen is another from Chicago and I know that him and I will have a few discussions of his Chicago Sports teams and teams from the Center of the Universe here in Toronto, but he is more known as a BBQ guy with a great facebook page that shows tons of cool BBQ related pictures and stories.

Seriously what a fantastic group of Professional Pitmasters and Back Yard Weekend Warriors like myself.

The best thing about this is that the interaction that you can have with people that are in the fields that you have interest in, yes you can send a message to a celeb if that is your thing, or just make new friends either locally or across the county.

This is so much more than just telling the world what you are doing, advertising products or announcing tour dates, or finding out that there is a big BBQ fest in Memphis TN and knowing who is there and what is going on right at that moment.

Who knows maybe you will even meet your new best friend there, I know I did.


About Wilfred Reinke
Married with 3 kids and 2 grandkids, Owner of Oshawa Laser Supply Computers-Printers-Paper Sales, Loves to BBQ and learning more about it.

One Response to A Little Blue Bird Told Me

  1. Cyndi says:

    Yes. Twitter really can be a lot of fun. I especially love the barbecue crowd over there as well. Never a dull moment with that bunch!

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