Connecting the community, my Twitter strategy, and American Airlines at DFW

I thought, to commemorate this entry on connecting people, that I'd include a photo of an airplane from one of the busiest airports in the world - DFW in Dallas. This is the same plane that I flew to Tokyo on just recently. It was shot from high above in the Admiral's Club. It was an awfully stormy day, and I was worried that maybe the flight wouldn't go off on time! We were delayed a few hours... but that gave me plenty of time to set up all my equipment in there like dork!

 

You guys should meet! Put your info on the main thread at www.stuckincustoms.com/2009/10/26/connecting-the-communit... !

 

So, what's your Twitter or Facebook or both? Put it in the comments below! I know many of you have friended or followed me -- that's great -- but I think you should all connect with one other too! There are many people from various backgrounds and I think you all would find some unexpected connections! On FB, some people are open about friending (like me), but on Twitter, you can follow anyone without their consent.

 

What's my Twitter strategy?

 

First, I use Twitter the "right" way. That is, I have taken time to carefully build, re-build, cull, and personalize a list of several hundred people to follow. These are people I have discovered that are interesting, inspirational, or just guilty pleasures. I look at Twitter several times a day to get new ideas, unexpected finds, and news from people that have similar tastes to mine.

 

Second, and less importantly, I use Twitter to filter the world for anyone curious enough to follow me. I try to keep a balance of: 33% inspirational and/or artistic finds that I share, 33% sharing of my own work with everyone, and 33% connecting people who should know one another! Oh, and 1% WILDCARD. At least, this is my goal! I may not always hit those ratios, but I do my best.

 

Last, here are 10 Things You Need to Stop Tweeting About ! Haha funny... those of you that don't like Twitter probably are:

 

1) Following people that are full of BS that do many things on that list

2) Or you don't want to tell the world what you are doing (THAT is okay -- but... you don't have to tell people! You can still follow people you find interesting without even sending out a tweet.

3) You have yet to realize Trey's Twitter Truth: "Twitter is cool because it's a nonstop party you don't have to hang out in a small group of mostly annoying people."

 

 

from the blog www.stuckincustoms.com

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