As I enter my second month of tweeting, here are some observations from the first.
Retweets. (Your tweet is sent to the Retweeter’s entire group of followers. If you have 50 and they have 15,000, this is MAJOR WONDERFUL!)
Favorites. (Not sure yet how this comes into play. The initial Twitter set up has place for these. I suppose on off days you can visit your favorite list & read the compliments given you, or go through your @Connect section and see all whom you made feel better.)
Replies. (Even though it only took a few seconds, the person read you tweet before hitting the retweet or favorite button. If they replied, they took a few seconds more to compose it.)
Attaching images. This is huge! You can post images (and Doodles!!!). When retweeted, your audience expands that much more!
Rising ERs. Apparently there are some rules (norms?) regarding the ER/ING ratio. (As in your followERs are to be higher than your followINGs.) While my techno-challenged brain doesn’t get this, it’s fun watching the ERs rise. (All ER raising greatly appreciated @TanaBevan.)
*LOTS of Writing:
Writing as a way to:
^avoid committing felonies (mother on teens),
^cope/share/inspire themselves and others when blessed with children of the special-outside-the- perceived-“norm,”
^cope/share/inspire themselves and others when dealing with infertility, illnesses, hurts and “owies,” large and small,
^make fun of themselves as they navigate this adventure called life,
^a voice for others who have yet to find theirs.
*Sustainable clothing designers
*You name it, it’s probably out there. It’s as if Twitter leveled the playing field. Anyone with internet access can get on their soapbox and spew forth (in 140 characters or less). In time those who want to hear what you’re saying gather round. Those who don’t, go elsewhere. HOWEVER, even as you’re “going elsewhere,” you’re being exposed to ideas and points of view you might not have otherwise had. (Expanding your mind is said to be a good thing.)
It’s okay to not like all the happenings. I long ago accepted there were those I was more comfortable hanging with than others. Not everyone has to be my friend. No everyone has to like me. I do appreciate my differences being respected. (So long as no harm or hurt is occurring, I aim for respecting others who comport themselves differently than me.)
So while I have lots to learn still: the hashtags, adding music and/or video links, the acronyms and abbreviations (important when you are limited to 140 characters at a time), the #FF thing (something to do with Friday and the @ sign which at present makes no sense to me), it’s been a productive Twitter month, IMHO. TTFN.
PS: Feel free to tweet this post and follow me @TanaBevan.
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