Here in my little Twitterverse, life is a bit different than other places around cyberspace or even in the Twitter Galaxy. 140 characters is just about the right speed for me and I find great value in the tweets of others when they are original thoughts or contain links to original writing they did or have found of value and want to share.
I follow people I enjoy reading and occasionally talking to. When I re-tweet something it is mainly for one of these reasons:
- I agree with what someone has had to say, want to show my support for their ideas and think other like-minded people might also agree and want to show their support too.
- I want to refer back to that information later and want to be able to find it. Putting it in my stream (or making it a favorite tweet) makes that easier for me.
- It is my way of saying “thank you” when someone retweets something I wrote. To me, that is the ultimate compliment one can give me or I can give them and I take this whole thing probably way too personally…but that’s me.
If any of the above bothers you, so be it. Don’t follow me.
What you won’t find from me is my same tweets retweeted over and over again for no apparent reason. You also won’t find an incessant stream of #TravelTuesday or #FollowFriday wishes to a zillion other people. That, to me, is just clogging up my stream. I am one of those people that finds it annoying, much like Lisa (partner for life) who stopped following me because it was “too much”. That was a real wake-up call.
But if it’s #TravelTuesday, #FollowFriday or pretty much any other day of the week, these are my favorite people and companies on Twitter. I read a great deal of their original work. The ones in bold I have met in real life, the others I hope to some day but in this digital world I bet there will be a lot of them I never will see. That’s ok too. These are the best of the best (for me, might not be for you) and I highly recommend following them to enrich your life.
Yes, I said “enrich your life” and I mean it.
..and somehow I was able to say all that without using the word “engage” or the term “social media” one time. Imagine that.
OK, on with it:
Just looking for cruise lines? Here is a list of the cruise and river lines that are currently on Twitter.