Another wonderful thing about Twitter! You never know who is following you or watching your stream or searching for key words you are discussing. It’s a virtual pool of people reporting and receiving information. Yesterday while I was tweeting about the movie ‘The Blind Side’, I received an email from a reporter from CNN.com wanting to know if she could interview me about the movie.
After checking to make sure it was legit, I replied with my info and several minutes later, I was on the phone with the wonderful Breeanna Hare, CNN Reporter. She asked me questions about what I felt about the movie ‘The Blind Side’, other movies I was looking forward to seeing, etc. etc. Basically, she was interested in my opinion and thought other readers of CNN.com would be too.
Which is why I can’t stress this enough to those on the Internet, especially Twitter. You never know WHO is looking at your stream. And especially if you are a person with a blog (like me) whose brand is you and your personality, you have to be mindful of what you say. Major companies want to talk to friendly folk who, for the most part, keep it interesting yet tame. Being too over-the-top could be a negative that could make you miss out on interviewing opportunities, sponsorships, etc. Fellow bloggers, make sure you blog smart and use Twitter to your advantage.
Exposure, no matter how big are small, when positive, is a win. I feel very honored to have been selected for the interview and hope that this is the first of many to come (and maybe next time, I can plug my blog!)
To read my featured CNN.com article, click HERE . And yes, if you haven’t already, do check out ‘The Blind Side’.
Special thanks to the folk at CNN.com, most notably Breeanna Hare.