I saw a tweet today that got me thinking about this. Someone was jokingly referring to needing some professional help with their "Twitter Voice." I laughed, moved on, then went back and re-read it. Because the thing is, the dude had a point.
How you come across on Twitter can make a difference in other's perceptions of you. There are people who are so carefree and easy on-line that I can't imagine they ever even have a hangnail in real life. Then there are people who are so full of snark and snarl that I picture them hanging onto a bottomless bourbon bottle, flipping off passing cars from an interstate overpass. There are serious tweeters, link tweeters, promotional tweeters, encouraging tweeters, people who tweet cool photos, cute kids stories and of course, the ever-present porn spam tweeters.
But it begs the question - are you conscious of your on-line presence? Do you have a set modus operandi for your Internet persona? Are there certain words, discussions, attitudes that you've forbidden yourself?
I can't say as I do. I cuss a little. I get a little political. I link a little. Sometimes I tell cute kid stories. I guess my on-line voice is about just being as close to me as I can be - and not getting too negative. Definitely no flaming. The high road is the only road for me when it comes to interacting with others in cyber space.
So tell me - your Twitter voice, soprano or alto?