Sat
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Dec '10

Twitter Me Some Love


Day 4 of #Reverb10

December 4 – Wonder.

How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year?

(Author: Jeffrey Davis)

Wonder.

That’s for kids, was my first reaction.

I am not even sure I know what that means.

So, I looked it up.  (Because it’s not like I’ve never tried to assign a different meaning to something before. ;) )

won·der (wun?d?r)

noun

  1. a person, thing, or event that causes astonishment and admiration; prodigy; marvel
  2. the feeling of surprise, admiration, and awe aroused by something strange, unexpected, incredible, etc.: gazing in wonder at the comet
  3. a miraculous or apparently miraculous thing or act; miracle

intransitive verb

  1. to be seized or filled with wonder; feel amazement; marvel
  2. to have curiosity, sometimes mingled with doubt

Source: YourDictionary.com

I had to smile.

Yes, I knew what it meant. :)

But even better, the prompt (and the Uni) presented me with another opportunity to complete an Inspired Maven challenge while playing at #reverb10.

Su-weet!

So how did I cultivate a sense of wonder this year?

By jumping into Twitter.

I opened my Twitter account a few years ago.  Most of my friends were on Facebook and I couldn’t for the life of me, figure out how this was ever going to be beneficial in my life.  In any way.

Boy was I wrong.

When I decided to really give Twitter a try this past summer, I was still very confused.  Thanks to Elizabeth Potts Weinstein‘s Live Your Truth course, my venture back into Twitter did come with some “friends.”  (I owe these peeps a huge debt of gratitude for being so supportive.)

Still,  I was afraid of looking like an idiot.  So I just watched.

Alot.

I retweeted.

Alot.

I followed all the *cool* people.

For awhile.

And then I got involved with the 2500 words challenge.  The idea of sharing with other wannabe writers was so appealing.

These people changed the game for me.

I finally learned how to have a conversation on Twitter.

I learned how to keep up with the fast pace without losing my mind.

I took chances with my content.

I publicly celebrated others (rather than sending them private notes.)

And I finally found the courage to tweet my blog posts.

(gulp)

What’s happened since June has been mind-boggling.

I have met incredible people from all over the world. I have tweethearts  in Australia, the UK and Canada.   I even tweet with someone in Romania!

I have developed relationships that feed my soul.

I am inspired daily by what’s possible with my writing and my business.

I have fallen in love with Twitter.

The blogosphere is filled with stories of how social media has changed the game for solopreneurs and small business owners.   My mentor, Sarah Prout describes herself as an online socialite.  She’s been so successful using social media, she has written an amazing book (which I’ll be reviewing soon) called “The Power of Influence:  The Easy Way to Make Money Online.”

The bottom line is: Social Media is game-changer for anyone who wants to grow their business.

My advice: Approach it with a sense of wonder.

Don’t expect anything of it.

Just stay open.

And give.

The returns will be immeasurable.  (For you analytical types out there, yes you can measure your ROI for your social media efforts too.  But that’s not the point here. :) )

I  still operate with wonder every time I go on Twitter.  Every day is filled with beautiful connections, funny stories, and more love than you might dare imagine.

Yes, I said love.

At the end of the day, everything is about love.

And you can find love in the most unusual places.

Including Twitter.

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When I sat down to write this post, I clicked on a link from one of my newest followers, Marcome, a singer-songwriter in Montreal.  Imagine my surprise when I saw this video on her sidebar - Twitter Me Some Love featuring Bruno Pelletier.

How apropo.

Want more love in your life and business?

Twitter, people.

Twitter.

#ohthewonderofitall


11 Comments »

11 Responses to “Twitter Me Some Love”

  1. Alisha Says:

    Hehe. Great minds do think alike :)

    Twitter has also brought wonder into my life. It is amazing how connected you can become to people throu a series of 140 characters or less. So thankful for our wonderful friendship :)

  2. LisaMilesBrady Says:

    I was laughing so hard when I saw your post. I'd drafted about 1/2 of this at the time. (Note to self: Do NOT do 2 reverb10 posts in the same day.)

    I still am still in awe of the power of Twitter to bring amazing people like you into my life. Me grateful too. :)

  3. Lisa Miles Brady Says:

    Thank you @Marcome for providing the beautiful song for my Day4 #reverb10 post: Twitter Me Some Love http://bit.ly/fJJhAZ

  4. Lisa Miles Brady Says:

    Hey @sarahprout Twitter Me Some Love :) http://bit.ly/fJJhAZ #inspiredmaven

  5. SARAH PROUT Says:

    RT @LisaMilesBrady: Hey @sarahprout Twitter Me Some Love :) http://bit.ly/fJJhAZ #inspiredmaven

  6. Terri Says:

    RT @LisaMilesBrady: Hey @sarahprout Twitter Me Some Love :) http://bit.ly/fJJhAZ #inspiredmaven

  7. btmva Says:

    RT @LisaMilesBrady: Hey @sarahprout Twitter Me Some Love :) http://bit.ly/fJJhAZ #inspiredmaven

  8. gr8coach Says:

    Hey Miss Greatness!!!! If not for you I may never had found my Twitter groove. It all seemed so confusing to me at first, and I bailed, and then I came back, and then I watched … a lot! … and then it clicked and made sense. WOOHOO!

    Meeting people on Facebook is like pulling teeth and did you know that you can be banned for 2 days or even "eliminated" by Facebook for reaching out to meet new people! Yes I was banned :(

    On Twitter people appear and want to follow your tweets. Amazing!
    My recent post Alive and Aware

  9. LisaMilesBrady Says:

    I am sooooo glad you've jumped in! I love watching my friends just blossom on Twitter. Getting involved with the #reverb10 project is a great way to start meeting new people and creating your foundational support. Some of those folks will become dear, dear friends and you'll wonder where the hell they have been all your life. :)

    I just adore you, Miss J. Thanks for trusting me. :)

  10. Terri Says:

    Fabulous post! Of all the social media tools, Twitter is the most challenging but also the most rewarding when you find your tweeps! Congrats on feeling your Twitter fears and tweeting anyway…Tweet Me Some Love…love that. <3
    My recent post Learn how to make simple and powerful product launch pages using WordPress on December 8th through VAClassroom

  11. Shelly Says:

    I am in live with Twitter too – I’ve been more offline lately but i’ m coming back :) catching up… I am so grateful for the people I have met only e – it has been a wonderment :). (you are obviously included in that!!!!!)