In my blog last week, Twitterpated (Part 1):Choosing Joy, I talked about how I was off twitter for a few weeks and started to think about different ways people use twitter. The first, as talked about in Twitterpated (Part 1), was about those negative tweeters who spoil your newsfeed browsing. Please check out that blog if you get a chance to see how I think we can be real without being negative or masking.
The second thing I noticed was how so many use twitter as a means of being profound. Now, I’m not saying that everyone who tweets something profound automatically has egotistical motives, but I think people who are into those sorts of tweets need to keep a closer check on their motives.
Why does this even matter though? Well, I saw a tweet a few weeks ago that first started my thinking on it: @ThabitiAnyabwil: I hate the way my flesh views twitter as an opportunity to be clever or profound. Pride is so sneaky!
All I want to say is, if you are constantly thinking of how you can work something into an awesome tweet all day and determine the value of said tweet by how many RTs you get, then, for your own sake, check your heart at the door. Then proceed to tweet your profoundness for the rest of us to enjoy 🙂 (And give us some fun, personal tweets every-now-and-then that let us now you’re human)