Day 238: Why I Still Love Twitter

Posted by on Aug 25, 2012

Day 238:  Why I Still Love Twitter

Day 238.  I know, I know, enough about Twitter already!  But hear me out.  I think I passed the “in-love” stage, survived the “addicted” stage, got over the “I’m over it” stage and have reached a nice balance and appreciation for the service.  Here’s the service it provides me:  a source of motivation and expansion!  Both personally and professionally.  It’s like having inspiration, motivation and creativity at my fingertips from all across the globe.  Unlike Facebook, which is all about being “friends” with a small group of people who you are, ideally, actually friends with–well, that’s what it is to me.  I’m still trying to figure out the point and purpose of my company’s Facebook page.  But that’s another story.

Twitter Balance

With Twitter it’s like everyone is a stranger but collectively connected.  It’s all about connecting and sharing your ideas with anyone anywhere in the world!  I guess you could say the “follow” “unfollow” aspect is similar to the “friend” “unfriend” of Facebook, but it’s still less personal and therefore, less full of shit.  To me Twitter is transparent.  I find it hard to believe that someone on Facebook considers all 1200 “friends” they have really friends.  I can see that there are a lot of opportunists on Twitter.  But that’s just life.  Opportunism is everywhere.  If I follow someone on Twitter it’s because they followed me or I’m interested in what they have to say because they’re interested in what I have to say.  If I unfollow someone it usually has to do with them posting pictures of their genitals or, they deeply offend me in some other way.  Nothing against genitals but it’s not why I’m on Twitter.  I’m on Twitter to connect me, my company and my mission and message with new people and to be motivated and inspired by the creativity and vision of other like-minded people who are creating their dreams.  Every day I marvel at the new people I’m having “conversations” with and the creativity and talent that exists out in the world.  It inspires me.  It motivates me.  And it’s just good old fashioned fun!

Until tomorrow, create from what you have…sources of motivation.

Kelli Joan Bennett is a filmmaker, actress, writer, entrepreneur, advocate for creative thinking and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Think Outside The Box Inside The Box Media.

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