Things I Learned from
I’m an introvert by nature, and no matter how confident I am in my technical knowledge, it takes a lot for me to speak up in a room full of people I don’t know. So, when I had something to say at Jon Acuff’s #5club meetup in Dallas I shyly raised my hand.
The question (asked by an audience member) was:
What do you think of Twitter feeds on blogs?
A Twitter Hashtag Widget is Like a Rolling Testimonial
So, if Jon is launching a new book, say Start, instead of having a Twitter widget to show all his latest tweets he’d have a widget to show the book launch’s official hashtag, #startbook. This feed would show the tweets of excited community members who can’t wait to get the book, or those of us who’ve seen the book already and want to talk about it. This brings a sense of community to the blog’s sidebar and provides a rolling feed of live testimonials for the book.
If an event like BlissDom did the same and showed their #blissdom hashtag a reader could see the whole community getting excited about the conference.
Jon and several in the audience had that cool lightbulb moment that we all get when we learn a cool new way to use an old tool.
My advice wasn’t earth shattering or life changing. But, it was something a few people could appreciate and something I heard Jon repeat to a few people throughout the conference and something he mentioned in his closing keynote speech at BlissDom.
I tell you all of this not to brag, but to remind you that we all have something to bring to the table.
In the words of Jon Acuff:
“Never compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.”
What do you have to share about Twitter?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on Twitter use and etiquette! As I mentioned, I hardly ever use the platform and I’m always looking for cool tips and ideas!