I’ve been tweeting for a year. During that time, say about nine months when I got around the what-the-heck-is-this thing, I’ve encountered Twitter’s many hidden gifts. I’d like to share and ask whether you have others to add.
Obviously, you need to be a treasure hunter (especially now with more bots, spam and direct selling). Twitter is much like the racks at T.J. Maxx — it’s a hunt-and-peck gold pot deal. But the rainbow does bare fruit.
On Twitter, I promise, you can find:
- Amazing network of intelligent peeps with whom to banter and exchange commentary.
- Sense of community and a feeling you belong to a higher group (are we a clique?) who get it.
- Treasure of information (caveat emptor!) behind the numerous links everyone tweets.
- Quick way to garner immediate knowledge about any topic imaginable and ability to be at the front end of unfolding crises i.e. earthquakes, elections and the like.
- Lists of people with your like interests within your profession or elsewhere from whom you can get opinions and fodder.
- People like Gregg Morris. I’ve mentioned Gregg more than once in my few posts on this new blog, and there’s a reason why. He became my knight who rescued me from blogger IT hell and smoothed out my experience so these posts can come alive. (I have far to go, and I know Gregg is a click away.)
My intention was to gift Gregg with an interview and help him promote his venture as a storyteller. We spoke for several hours, and the outcome was an exchange so rich with backward and forward insights, high intelligence, and an appreciation for the synergies of the past, present and future. As a result, I plan a series of posts relating to and about Gregg; he gifted me with so much, he deserves more in return.
There’s no doubt your Twitter stream can be rich with hidden people gifts ala Gregg. As I develop more food for thought, look within your stream for exactly that. It’s not happenstance, you know; you need to give to get. And, when it does occur, the whole meaning of tweepship is defined anew.