I had no idea you could do 17 things with Twitter to “use it effectively”. I am relatively new at singing my own tune, (120 followers/following 60 or so, so far), but I have come to enjoy the experience, especially when someone I listen to directs me to something that provides value.
As per their recommendations? I was a bit disoriented when I noticed that the recommendations were in list form, without reasons as of why they would be “the best”, but nevertheless I followed them for a few days and found that some have very interesting web pages, and I have began to read their blogs and continue to do so, however, their “tweets” per say were not so rewarding. For example the suggestion to follow a big yoga company (that sells yoga props,dvds etc) showered me with links of products they are selling, with little value added.
- Tweets often in an engaging manner
- Spends time on the web and finds interesting, value adding yoga topics and shares
- Publishes his or her own stuff and twits “sometimes” about it, for example when something is very interesting and, yes, “adds value”
- Keeps personal messages with others to a minimum and only if relevant (or engages in those privately)
- Posts inspiring tweets
- Sometimes lets the guard down and we get to see the person behind the tweets.
The biggest finding for me is that good people to follow are not easy to find.
My list of recommendations is so far not that long, but I suppose it will grow in time and I will be updating it, do send me or comment with your own suggestions please.
This twitterer provides very inspiring quotes, for example: Others gaining happiness is more important than yourself alone, or “IT is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.
Tara is a yoga teacher that acquired famed recently due to her good cool looks, her low charging studio and her intention to bring yoga to everyone. I find some of her quotes lead me back to the mat as in for example this morning: “Practicing yoga dissolves the layers of stuff that holds us back. The more you practice the more stuff dissolves”. She also offers specials for people in the NY area which do add value because they are reasonably priced and offer yoga.
Govinda Kai I started following certified ashtanga yoga teacher Govinda when I saw his tweet from Alice in the Wonderland: “Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast”. Govinda is very much on the inspirational side of yoga.
Myself, ClaudiaYoga. Well, I had to tell you ;-). I usually do my “blogwatch” through twitter, and since I read so many yoga blogs I tend to publicize all the posts that really touch me, you may find yourself there, or if you haven’t then maybe you will at some point, what I look for is “value”. I also talk about posts that I myself publish whenever I believe they will help people.
So, who do you follow? can you help the list grow?