Get to the Point, Please
So, it seems that several months have gone by since I’ve posted here on my blog. That was not my intention. But, alas, life happens. However, I have been fairly busy with Twitter. I started using my Twitter account in earnest in April 2014. Six months later I had over 10,000 followers, thanks in part to writer Molly Greene who gave me numerous useful tips. I was suffering from Twitter-phobia and she helped me overcome it.
I use Twitter to post short content items that I think might be useful to people. By “useful” I mean better relationships, a little more joy, a bigger heart, and a mind that thinks about the meaning of love in particular situations. Out of more than 3000 posts, I have written most myself and selected quotes for most of the others. I try to avoid tweeting about things like what I had for breakfast, etc. As a person who loves to write, I find that writing a tweet is a simple, painless exercise in being concise. Sometimes we just need to say it before we explain it.
Using a 3rd party tool, I discovered which of my tweets were most retweeted (i.e., posted by others to their own followers) by others. You can see them listed here. It has been interesting to me to see how the tweets that people like are not necessarily my favorites. The statements that I considered profound insights were sometimes met with profound silence…as in crickets. Go figure.
If you use twitter I invite you to follow me at @drgreghamlin. Respond to one of my tweets and let me know that you read this post at StepsForChange.com. If you don’t use Twitter I invite you to try it out. It takes less than 5 minutes to set up your account here. Once you sign up just enter “DrGregHamlin” in the search box and click the blue FOLLOW button when you land on my page. Or, you can go to Twitter.com/drgreghamlin which is the same as my Twitter handle: @DrGregHamlin.
For those who find the whole Twitter thing outside their comfort zone, here are some selected tweets that I recently posted on Twitter:
- Forgive the people who won’t forgive you. It’s the only way to avoid the sludge of a grudge.
- Give a sincere compliment to a stranger.
- Thank anyone who does anything for you today, paid or unpaid, small or large.
- Coaching is powerful when the coach sees inside a person in a way that empowers the client to know and feel his/her own potential.
- If you struggle with depression you are wise to be active and intentional about taking pleasure in small things…everyday.
- Parenting is easier when you learn a little about developmental stages.
- The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves. — William Penn
- Too many “shoulds” in our heads can prevent us from living in the moment. #mindfulness
- When a friend forgives you it’s like a cool mist from a surprise waterfall on a thirsty, dusty trail.