Today is “Courageous Follower Day, a day to appreciate good followers”. No idea who started such a day or who would previously be able to acknowledge the idea. However, I have the perfect thought for the day…
I am currently learning to use twitter.com as a means to communicate. It’s like small chat or text message thought to a large number of people – while also reading messages from others all at once. It’s a facinating concept. Just drop a line or two with what is going on right now, maybe add a link and voila, the sharing begins.
If you’re unfamiliar with twitter:
It’s not nearly as formal as a mailing list, much more spontaneous than a blog and completely absent of long details. It’s a nice way to say hey – check this out..plop link.. go.
Here’s where the following happens:
Basically people subscribe to one another’s conversations. Anyone who I might be interested in keeping track of, I “follow”, or subscribe, to their profile and then I can see every time they make a comment. The same works for anyone wanting to keep up to date with what I have to blurb about. Sometimes its all business, and sometimes it’s just silly. I love the mix of thoughts and concepts people share, it’s a lot of fun for me.
I’m currently following 66 people.. some of which I’ve met, some are friends, some are professionals I hope to learn from. It’s like being in the middle of group therapy for daily life.. sharing ideas and thoughts and little obscure moments.
If you too would like to honor the day of followers, feel free to follow me. Sometimes I might say something useful.
To all you followers, Kudos to you today!
Today is also…
-Do Something Day. Stop procrastinating. – I’ll work on this tomorrow 😉
-National Grammar Day, honoring language and its rules. – I’m pretty sure this would completely weird out my entire communication process if I even attempt to become grammatically accurate.
– National Poundcake Day – Are they called pound cakes because they weight a pound, or because they make you gain no less than a pound just looking at them?Sleeping On The Job Day. “In 2002, the German town of Vechta reported that civil servants allowed to sleep for 20 minutes after lunch worked more efficiently and effectively. Some 22 percent of the German population napped.” – haven’t we covered sleeping already?
Hug a G.I. Day – go find a G.I. and just do it