Suddenly, there was a twitter what everybody was talking about. Conan O’Brian, the talk show host, made fun of it every night on his show. Curiosity came to me. Mainly I fascinated by I get to talk to celebrities.
Set my account, find celebrities and yes they were talked to the fans directly. Then I realize lots of companies using twitter to promote themselves. First I found show biz people like tonight show. After a while I was goofing around finding people and just got me thinking, does lonely planet has account?
And BAM! They do have one. Moreover there are several people working there too. I was and still am really into traveling so I want to know how to work there. This is huge company so they must have an appropriate spot for me. What I did was sending them a message of ask how to. Of course they didn’t follow me yet so I had to mention them. You know the drill! Lonely planet account people kindly tell me there is a recruit site for people like me.
The best part starts from here.
Lonely planet was many followers, and many of them must see my messages. –Now I understand. That time I was such a rookie. All of a sudden, I got a message asked me “what kind of travel relate job are you looking for?” it was Traveldudes! Great man. Let’s get into that later on.
I answered him and we chat a little. Then he asked me “Are you interested in be an author in my website?” What I’m going to say is too obvious but I should say it was the life changing sentence for me. I know how great what he does now but had no idea back then. Because frankly I really appreciated about all the opportunity I could get. Turns out, I belong to a great society!
Well, you can imagine what I answered.
Yes, yes, thousand times yes!!
not this exact word… but yes, you can imagine.
I live in Seoul so I thought travel tip from insider is good for visitors.
My very first travel tip for traveldudes was about national museum of Korea. It took really long time to put it together. And I think it is not even that good. Rookie mistake? maybe. It was my very first official travel tip and in English! Thanks traveldudes for your enthusiasm, fix my every errors and everything.
Since the first article I started to realize how much information you get from twitter. All I knew and everyone talked about was useless chatting with nobody. But no. Twitting is so much more. Whenever I told this story to my friends who are not using twitter, they always end up surprised. They had no idea people use Twitter that way.
I think it is the matter of how do you use it with the same tool.
Anyway back to the story.
Yes I started to post travel tips in traveldudes. If someone asks me when was your big moments in your life then of course there are many fascinating moments but I defiantly pick this moment. Because of his offer I am starting to into traveler’s world of twitter and think, dream bigger. Because of that, now I have my own blog. Always wanted to build it but I think I just need a little push.
What has twitter done for me? Gave my dream back.
This opportunity helped me find my way.
Special thanks to Traveldudes of course.
Now I have many great advisers who I met on Twitter!.
Great tools don’t make great products. How to use the great tool is the key to make a great product. Some wise man said at the Oscars.
What has twitter done for you?