Conversation Starters

I am somewhere else in my Twitter development now.

I used to lurk and now I engage.

I used to post links to other people’s words, now I regularly share my own.

I used to follow conversations already in progress but kept quiet, afraid to butt in.

Now I find that I can start conversations and others join in.

That is new. And edifying. And yet another reason to continue:

sharing my words.

welcoming dialogue.

opening the can (maybe it’s not only worms).

participating in community.

offering support.

daring to disagree.

keeping it short.

making it meaningful.

making friends.

gaining insights.

showing up.

being heard.

being seen.

having fun.

signing off.

 

Hat tip to my recent conversation partners who allow the term to live up to its most positive definition: @gowithjordan, @sarahdateechur, @RusulAlrubail, @Jennwillteach, @Sisyphus38, @adamphowell. Thank you, friends!

2 thoughts on “Conversation Starters

  1. HJ.DeWaard says:

    Love this – so much about how to get into this twitter thing! Your personal experience will encourage others. I transitioned from lurker to activator in the last few months so your words resonated. Keep showing up and having fun – the party never stops!

    • It often feels like a party or like kids meeting up outside to play. I have an eye out for my crowd and see what’s up. Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to finding you out there, mixing it up!

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