Twitter Terror

My name is Brittany Martin and I have a fear of Twitter.

I am new to the Twitter game and when I am on it, I feel like I’m at a dinner table of 1,243,536,236 people trying to be relevant, interesting, funny, and intelligent with less than 140 characters. I assume everyone feels that way, but some people are just naturally good at Twitter and I do not feel like I am one of them.

This weekend, a great friend of mine offered some feedback on my tweets. He recommended focusing solely on the donations – what do people need donated? What are non-profits yearning for? He wasn’t a fan of knowing about the start up world or too much about the social enterprise world. He also didn’t dabble in my blog (his loss, I know).

He brought up a great point though. The reason Zealous Good is here is to connect individuals and businesses to non-profits through in-kind donations. Twitter is a great tool for starting conversations and having connections. The two will likely go hand in hand (once I gain courage and a bit more know how on the Twitter world). We connect, they connect.

How do you want me to use Twitter? If you were @ZealousGood, what would you say? I’ll be tweeting more about the needs that are out there and I hope that you will follow and maybe even be able to donate from time to time.

Follow me @ZealousGood and while you are here, check out our wish list by clicking here.


Brittany Martin Graunke is the founder of Zealous Good, an in-kind donations marketplace in Chicago. You can find Brittany on Google+ or on Twitter at @ZealousBrittany. You can find Zealous Good on Facebook and Zealous Good on Twitter at @ZealousGood.

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