4. Share Pictures:
We’ve all heard the modern use of the old phrase “A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words.”
That phrase stems from an article by Fred R. Barnard in Printers’ Ink, promoting the use of images that appeared on the sides of streetcars. The December 1921 issue had an ad entitled, “One Look Is Worth a Thousand Words.”
When it comes to sharing pictures on Twitter, there are many photo-sharing services popping up, and Twitter’s version of this old phrase is more like: “A picture is worth 1,000 thoughts, 1,000 views, 1,000 retweets …”
The bottom line is all of the family pictures, random moments, food pictures, life moments, children pictures, timeless moments, etc., all can impact our day in a positive way. A picture is worth more than 140 characters.
5. Share Your Thoughts:
This really gets back to the Twitter basics.
The original Twitter question Twitter asked for your status update was, What are you doing? It has now evolved to a more appropriate question: What’s happening?
Somewhere in between those two questions is the question of, What are you thinking?
Humans have thousands of thoughts per day, and those thoughts can have an impact on our friends in the Twittersphere. Those thoughts can make you laugh, cry, shout, scream and even make you think.
For instance, comedian Michael Jr. (@MichaelJrComedy) tweeted this over the weekend: It’s cold at this soccer game! I know a grown man shouldn’t say this n public, but … I wish I had a snuggie. That made me laugh and smile.
Yesterday, my family and I were in the car listening to an old gospel song “I’m Just A Nobody” by the Williams brothers. The entire family was singing the lyrics, laughing, worshiping, ad-libbing and having a good ol’ time. The chorus got stuck in my head, so I shared it on Twitter. Here is the chorus, “I’m just a nobody trying to tell everybody about Somebody who can save anybody!”
That thought was retweeted more than 100 times and counting. It’s guaranteed the truth of those lyrics made a difference in someone’s life.
6. Share Words Of Encouragement:
Public words of encouragement and/or retweets with a nice message at the end can go a long way.
I say encourage and encourage often. Encourage others and challenge those who follow you to encourage others. Encouragement is the fuel that propels you down the road of success.
How can you measure the success of an idea? Whether or not it spreads.
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