10 Things I Have Learnt From Twitter first appeared as a thread on Twitter.
To be completely honest, I wasn’t thinking of having guest posts on the blog yet. Left to me, there wouldn’t be a guest post on the blog until I was convinced the timing was right. And, just so you know, I had no clue what would constitute the ‘right time.’ That was just an excuse I was telling myself so I could get some sleep at night. Truth is, the perfectionist in me just wasn’t ready for a guest post yet.
However, sometime last week, I logged in my twitter and stumbled on this apt and relatable thread by Jane Kareem. The thread, 10 Things I Have Learnt From Twitter, got and sustained my attention to the very end. The thread came packed with too much sense and ministered to me. With that said, I want to thank the kind-hearted Jane Kareem for granting permission to share this on here.
Without further ado, I present to you 10 Things I Have Learnt From Twitter by Jane Kareem
Don’t Be Quick To Jump Into Conclusions.
This is one of the most important things I’ve learnt here, and it has helped me many times.
Think Well Before You Talk (Or Tweet).
Twitter doesn’t have an edit button yet. Our words can’t be ‘edited’ either. Watch what you say.
You Cannot Please Everyone.
It is simply impossible. No matter how hard you try, you can’t.
Everyone Wants To Be Heard.
And there’s nothing wrong with that. Just watch who you listen to.
People Won’t Always Share Your Opinion.
Learn to express yours without being rude or insulting.
Learn To Look Away.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – Not everything is worth your time, especially on social media.
You Don’t Have To Talk Down Someone To Make Yourself Heard.
It only shows how insecure you actually are.
Be Careful How You Talk To Others.
There are real people behind these accounts. You never know where you might meet (and need) them.
Good People Still Exist.
The bad ones seem to be outnumbering us, but there are still some really good people on earth.
You Can Be Wrong.
You’re not omniscient. You can’t be right all the time. Sit down, be humble and accept correction. You won’t die.
An insightful list, you’ll agree with me. Hopefully, this helps someone make better use of their twitter.
ABOUT JANE KAREEM Jane Kareem is a writer and graphic designer. Connect with her on Twitter @Jane_Kareem. Also, check some of her fiction pieces on janekareem.wordpress.com
What have you learnt from your time using twitter? Don’t hesitate to share in the comment section.
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