Welcome to twitter dot com! At first glance, this social media platform could be a hassle to go through. However, with steady navigation and practice, you too can be well versed in #wxtwitter. Earlier this week, our friends over at The Weather Junkies wrote a great piece about the Do’s and Don’ts of Weather Twitter. Once you’ve mastered the art of sending high-quality tweets, our handy guide below will allow you as a meteorology student to use #wxtwitter to your advantage.
All jokes aside, I personally think Twitter is under-rated as a career development tool. If you humor this metaphor, #wxtwitter is a hurricane of information. I am constantly beyond the eyewall trying to keep up with all the information being disseminated at once.
Did that catch your attention?
What if I told you, the reader, that you could use this metaphorical hurricane to your advantage?
Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Twitter is a really good networking tool! If you’ve heard of the Meteorology student GroupMe chat, that got started on twitter.
Twitter is also a great educational tool. Among the many accounts I follow, it never fails that there’s always some educational content being shared. There’s also a plethora of sweet gifs! Pardon the cliché, but I do learn something new every day it seems.
Last, but surely not the least, Twitter can get your foot in the door in some places. Wonder how I got to write for AtmoLife dot com? I reached out on Twitter! It’s that simple. I also write for another website, Global and Weather Climate Center, wonder how I got there? The CEO of that website reached out to me, via Twitter.
If you’ll allow a little side bar here, I must add that writing for websites is a great experience booster! If you’d like to give a shot professionally writing about the weather, climate, and/or environmental topics you should give Global Weather and Climate Center a try. If you’d like to give a shot about writing about the weather community in whole, no matter the writing style, you should give AtmoLife a shot! [Editors note: You can write about weather, climate, and/or environmental topics at AtmoLife too!]
I’d be remiss if I didn’t caution you about a thing or two. You are delving into a community where there are professionals at every single turn, it is in your best interest to act professionally.
Personally, I don’t think that you have to act like a scientific robot on Twitter all the time. You can act like yourself and still be professional simultaneously, in my opinion.
In conclusion, if you’re wanting to take the plunge and look for some accounts to follow, might I recommend 100 accounts for you?