Something I said I'd never do, haha.
And yes, I really meant "never" when I said it back then. The whole thing sounded so stupid and self-absorbed.
But since joining a few weeks ago, I'm finding it to be quite useful as a tool for keeping up with news events and theological rumblings. I can cut out the "noise" of news I'm not interested (hello, sports world, entertainment "news", & celebrity newsies, I'm talking to you... no, Twitter, I do not want to follow anyone named Bieber, Kardashian, or Timberlake), and listen to more of what's happening from folks I do like to listen to (people like Randy Alcorn, Mary Kassian, Al Mohler, James Scott Bell, Russell Moore, &a Sally Clarkson).
An additional benefit of Twitter-usage for me is that instead of creating mega-posts filled with 8 gazillion links, I can share thought-provoking links with readers in real time.
That's where you come in.
I've decided to stop putting together my massive link-fest Show & Tell posts. They served their purpose for a season, but with six kids to educate and chicken coop-building and novel writing, I am no longer willing to commit the time to storing up links and putting those posts together, when I have a much more immediate option available to me.
So this will be my last official "Show & Tell" post.
Instead, I'll just share direct to Twitter.
Many readers used to tell me the Show & Tell posts were your favorites, so, in lieu of me putting those out, you can just hop onto Twitter and follow me if you're interested in continuing to see those.
I even made a Pinterest board called "Figuring Out Twitter" for myself and others who may be (understandably) gun-shy about using Twitter. There, I've pinned a few quick tutorials on how and why to use Twitter.
I also share my favorite links and ideas through my Pinterest pins.
You know me, I'm an ideas and words girl. While Pinterest is fun for house fix-up ideas and DIY tutorials, I love to use it as a place to spur myself and others on toward spiritual and intellectual growth.
My most popular Pinterest boards for sharing ideas are:
- THINK!-- thought-provoking articles, images, and quotes
- Novel Writing/NaNoWriMo-- links about the writing, marketing, publishing of books.
- Bible Study/Teaching-- links of scriptural encouragement/challenge
- Write Them On Your Doorposts-- my favorite scriptural imaging ideas
- Homeschool/Learning-- information/ideas/articles concerning homeschooling
So there you have it. Now that I've upended my views about Twitter, those are the places to catch the links to my favorite articles & ideas.
Please follow me on Twitter and jump into the stream of thought-provoking links and ideas. I'd love to see you there.