3 Things I've Come to Realize in 1000 Days of Tweeting
And I was thinking I should pop up a few quick thoughts on my tweeting experience these past 1000 (plus) days. And so this is what came to my mind...
3 Things I've Come to Realize in 1000 Days of Tweeting:
MORE PEOPLE START AND QUIT THAN KEEP GOING.
I think it's mostly because of not knowing what to do and / or not being able to break through what I call the "connection barrier." I remember in school (in Junior High especially) the challenge, if you weren't part of the "in" crowd, to connect in relationships. And then if you were kind of a nerd / had a personality flaw, etc, how much harder it was. Bottom line, I had no idea the wonderful connections / friends that awaited me in the Twittersphere. If I would have quit, I would have missed out.
SOMETIMES THE GURUS DON'T EVEN PRACTICE WHAT THEY PREACH.
Yeah, they'll tell you (harp on?) how important it is to engage with others, but have they ever talked with you? The truth is they may have (and many do) and they may not have. Bottom line, just like in real (offline) life, you can just have so many close-knit relationships as a single human being. Maybe a dozen (or so)? Maybe a tiny bit more (if you neglect your wife and kids)? And how do you measure "engagement" any way? Which of the elite decides?
YOU CAN'T / CAN MAKE PEOPLE ENGAGE WITH YOU.
That wasn't a mistake in typing. I really mean both. You can't make people engage (respond, interact) with you on Twitter (via social media) ~ and you can! Like anything else in life, you just get out there and be yourself ~ and some people will like it and some people won't. I've come to realize there are more of the first type.
Happy tweeting. :)
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