And What Did You Learn Today on Twitter?


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So I’m celebrating a big anniversary this month. Yes, I was born in May, but that’s not the one. I was also married in May (twice, but on different dates), but I’m not talking about that either. Those anniversaries come every year, and surely the birthdays are something I could seriously do without.

No, I’m talking about my Twitter anniversary. It is one year from some day in May (didn’t write that one down) that I started “lurking” in the background of lawyers, social media marketers, bloggers and other uncategorized members of this huge “tribe” of constant communicators. Fortunately, I’ve gone far beyond the lurking status to engage in one of the most dynamic connecting/engaging/learning experiences of my life. If I had to relate to a real (i.e., physical) life experience, it’s like being at a year-long 24/7 conference where you never leave the hotel,  you attend presentations, read hand-outs, and engage in conversations with thousands of other people. Constantly. Fortunately, you can go back to your room and hide if you want, and no one will notice. Because everybody does it.

So I thought, in celebration of this life-changing event, I would offer a peek into what I learned on Twitter today. Here is a list of the places I ventured to online as a consequence of the generosity of my Twitter community:

That’s a lot of information to digest in one day, and certainly I don’t always have time to take advantage of all that Twitter gives you access to. The option is to go to the site and save it in your Evernote account for later access. (Evernote will save your life, it’s free and really easy to use).

But what else did I do on Twitter this morning? I found out someone was frustrated, another was delayed at the airport, yet another this really funny line from a teenager. I saw a picture of someone’s son in his T-ball uniform. I received some thank yous and compliments and sent some out. I asked someone when they could be available for a chat.

Why is this stuff important to me?  Because we don’t just “talk” at each other, we “talk” to each other. We get to know each other. Some of us are friends who have never met, but hope to soon.

I really do celebrate my one year anniversary on Twitter. I celebrate the fact that the derailed early retirement I thought I was headed for no longer matters. I’m engaged. I’m excited.  And it started a year ago.

So how about you? What did you learn on Twitter today? About anyone or anything? Because if you didn’t, you’re missing the conference. And it’s still going on.

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Donna Seyle
I founded Law Practice Strategy in 2010 as a resource and information center on the future of law practice and legal technology, focusing on the needs of solos and small firms. LPS offers on-going updates and resources related to why and how to integrate technology and the cloud, project management, alternative fee arrangements, and content marketing to create a successful law practice design.


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