After years of resisting, I have finally given in and joined Twitter.

When people used to tell me that I should sign up for Twitter my response was always, “I don’t need a Twitter. Who cares what I have to say.” Now that I have started a blog, I can’t really use that excuse anymore.

I doubt that people now care what I have to say, but if I am going to write 1000 words about Willy Wonka, I might as well write 140 characters about it.

I can see the benefits of having Twitter. It is a great way to stay up-to-date on news and trends as well as connect with new people. Plus, it may be a way to grow Blog by Bake.

Michael Hyatt writes in his book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World that if you want to grow your blog, you must go where the people are. And right now, the people are on Twitter.

For those of you that are already on Twitter, here is a great quote by Bill Cosby: “Kids need to remember that when you put something on Twitter, it’s not like whispering to your friend, you’ve put it on a billboard that the whole world, including your own kids someday, can see.”

I think that is a very important thing to keep in mind. Twitter can be a powerful tool. It is a free billboard that can get a message in front of thousands of people. We all just have to make sure our thoughts are something we want the world to see.

With that in mind, I hope you guys will follow me at twitter.com/blogbybake. I will do my best to bring you thoughtful, funny and clever content while at the same time keeping it clean and fun for the whole family to enjoy.

And if you have any suggestions for future tweets let me know. I am new to this and will take all the help I can get.