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Don’t be afraid of using your photo on your Twitter profile. The first few years I was on Twitter I was afraid to. I had an icon. I started reading that Twitter profiles with photos worked better. One day I debated it in my head, then on Twitter and a great tweeter told me I would get more followers if I did. It’s been about 2 months and he was right – I gained a lot more followers.
They say “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words” . So don’t be shy and have your photo on your Twitter profile and see if it increases your following and interactions there. I’d love to know your thoughts of where and when you do not use your photo on social profiles.
Have you checked in with Foursquare yet? Foursquare has been around since 2009 and I held out until this week. It was better than I anticipated.
I had held out because I thought “Do I really want everyone to know where I am?” You get to choose your friends on Foursquare – I started with some friends from Twitter. I did a few check in’s mostly at restaurants that I visited. You can do as much or as little as you want. What I liked was it generated more Twitter conversations. That came as a surprise to me. The more friends you add the more conversations will happen on Twitter. You can also message friends on Foursquare itself. Using Foursquare on my Android is very easy and should be the same for iPhone users.
Here are some things you can do on Foursquare:
Today I had a lot of things to accomplish but the weather forecast changed my focus. It really should not have, there is nothing I can do about it. All I can do is make sure are enough groceries, charge up the cell phone, laptop and keep laundry up to date. There goes the list!
Here are 8 ways I usually keep focused: 2. Do not look at other things like Facebook, emails, Twitter, etc while working on the list (Though today I had to check phone for my son is on his journey)
1. Make a list – having things to check off surely helps keep the focus on your tasks
3. If it’s a long list make sure to take a break – walk away and get refreshed
4. Eat and drink properly – this one is hard for me at times (Would love a food pill – quick and easy)
5. Start with the hardest thing on the list – if it’s last you may never accomplish it
6. Take a day off from having a list – otherwise you may get burned out
7. Make sure there is something enjoyable on your list – makes it easier to get through the hard things first – having something to look forward to
8. Leave room for the unexpected – weather, accidents, health issues of yourself or close family members and the fact that things tend to take longer than you anticipate
2. Do not look at other things like Facebook, emails, Twitter, etc while working on the list (Though today I had to check phone for my son is on his journey)
In trying to keep it light today for Friday I am asking YOUR help to make a few decisions.
My eldest son will be moving far away across the country tomorrow. He just turned 22 and is moving for a better job opportunity and a better standard of living. Thank God for the technology now available so we can keep in touch quickly and easily. I’m proud and happy for him but with a little sadness that he’s not just a few minutes drive away.
Years ago you only had about 4 choices to stay in touch with those far away:
- Telephone – Long distance was costly
- Writing letters – Sending through the mail
- Airplane – Very expensive
- Long car, bus or train ride
Today’s choices are bit more cheaper, quicker and almost endless:
- Skype – Talking over the computer via webcam, almost like being there and FREE
- Email – Keeping up daily quickly
- Texting – His favorite method
- Airplane – Not so expensive as it once was
- Social Networks – Great for sharing photos
I once saw Harry Chapin in concert and this song sticks in my mind since I knew he was moving (as it makes me cry) and hope it doesn’t turn that way though I suppose it could even if he lived close by.