Well, I know this might seem like a weird blog topic but it's one I've been thinking about for a while now. I just LOVE Twitter. Ridiculous, huh? Well let me tell you why I love Twitter so much.
I started my journey on Twitter the beginning of last year. I mainly joined because Kelly convinced me I needed to be a part of it. She said she loved it more than Facebook and she knew I'd love it too. I actually had a Twitter account set up from a while back I just never used it. I knew it was necessary I make it a part of my life once plans for So Long Insecurity -Overflow Atlanta were underway. All the girls going were big into it and I could not be left out.
It didn't take me long to really get the hang of how things worked. At first I was clueless about what I was doing but now I'd say I'm a pro. :) And Kelly was right. It is way better to me than Facebook. I think I like it more because I can be more open on Twitter. I have a lot more Facebook friends than I have Twitter followers and I like it that way. In fact I'm a little protective of who I allow to follow me. Twitter is safe for me. I can say what I want to about what's really going on and so often times I don't allow IRL (in real life) people to follow me. I know that sounds harsh and it's not the case with everyone. The truth is there are just some things I can say on Twitter that I can't say on the blog or Facebook because those audiences are a lot bigger. And for that reason I keep it small and simple.
One of the BEST things about Twitter is the people on there. I can't tell you how much encouragement, prayer, and support I have received from my Tweeps. :) A lot of the people I follow and follow me are also fellow bloggers but Twitter takes our relationship to a whole new level. You get to know people really well simply by what they tweet. And you realize that there are people all over the country that you can call friends.
I guess this leads me to what prompted me to write about Twitter. Over the last several months I've really developed wonderful friendships with some of my Tweeps. A lot of them are already moms so they have been great to give advice. Some are also into sewing and things so it's nice to have them in my circle. Most, if not all, are Christians so its easy to share about the Lord. And several are pregnant so that's really fun. In fact, two in particular are pregnant for the first time and we're all due within 4 weeks of each other. We tweet a lot but recently we've started e-mailing. The Lord has used these two ladies in a huge way. In a lot of ways we're in the same spot, going through the same things. I've been so encouraged by these girls and without Twitter (and blogs) we probably never would have known each other. I consider these girls my friends and I can't wait to share more "baby" stuff together.
I'm just so thankful for all the ways God has used Twitter to bless me. I know it seems a little silly but in the season of my life right now these friendships are priceless. It is so fun to live life together with so many wonderful people. So, laugh if you must, but Twitter rocks!!