My Twitter account was created in 2009, and it’s taken me 15 years to use daily.
Up until this point, Facebook and Reddit were my preferred platforms, and writing this now at the end of December 2023, it’s incredible for me to look back. As I’d previously been a Twitter megaphone (read: Logging on once a week to upload a photo or post a one-sided update for my followers) one evening I stumbled across my first Twitter X Space.
Your First X Space and What to Expect – What’s Your Purpose?
The concept utterly revolutionised the way I viewed and used a professional social media profile to interact with others. It was a business Space focusing on Google ranking and a group of British men were discussing the problem facing them for writing blog articles to help push their domains to Google page 1.
That night, I discovered my purpose on X. I can help others with specific advice for SEO blog generation; one website owner said he’s a bricklayer in England and couldn’t write different things every month. He was struggling with coming up with new ways to say the same things about his trade.
How to speak on X Spaces – Tip number 1 – Please don’t interrupt
I needed to request the mic on my mobile to speak. I aimed to provide actionable points to help him learn from my techniques, but I was nervous beyond terrified. As it was my first XSpace, I heard everyone else talking over each other, so I assumed that was normal. But there’s a caveat, the host and co-host can vibe and interrupt each other, but it’s rude to request a mic then interrupt. Which I was guilty of, because I was that keen to help and offer advice.
Regardless, do not unmute and interrupt as a rule, there’s the British politeness in me that always raises a hand. Next up: Do I Need Premium Plus blue to host and co-host? How to be an xSpaces Host and schedule a space and promote on your account.
After my chat with the Host and Co-Host, they asked me questions about my business, I felt welcomed and unfroze for long enough to provide 6 points for simplifying content creation for the same subject every week or month.
My body had adrenaline scooting around from my brain to my knees, and then it was my turn to ask questions.
How do you host? How do I speak again? The voices-based X Spaces concept was instantly fascinating to me. X Spaces part 3 is now published.
XSpaces – Celebrating 5 years in 2024
Previously, my social media interactions were mainly on Facebook and Reddit for learning new information, consuming hours of my time as a distraction. It was around July in 2023 when I was hunting down some human interaction for AI use and LLM learning. During this month, I joined a Google Garage LLM introduction and posted a couple of updates on LinkedIn. I needed to find new information that was released the same day for AI and LLM uses.
That’s why I decided to engage on Twitter one day, and came back the next day to follow up on my new connections. In 3 months my followers doubled from 1,800 to 3,500. If you need help, please don’t hesitate to follow me SEOLadyUK on TwitterX or send me a message here.
Spaces have been a feature since 2019. The initial discussions and speculations about a potential Twitter rebrand began after Elon Musk expressed his interest in acquiring Twitter in April 2023.
He mentioned wanting to make significant changes to the platform, including a potential rebrand. While there were discussions and speculations about various names, the decision to go with X wasn’t confirmed until the official acquisition in October.
The official rebranding of Twitter to X happened on October 27, 2023, when Elon Musk completed the acquisition of Twitter and changed its name to X.