The other day, I asked someone to read content I had written or tweeted to see if it relayed the idea and voice I intended. Immediately I knew I had to do better and expound upon my tweets and write more often. For anyone sharing their thoughts with others for critical input, you might experience the same nervous cringe I experienced as they read; and you see the several iterations of facial expressions revealed before your very eyes.
It felt like the ordeal was taking so long, that I almost did a preemptive snatch and grab, and just revoke the Free Shot I had extended because, at this point, I really didn’t want to hear it, and was about to say forget the whole thing. Finally, at the point of intervention, a simple comment came my way, “Do better.”
“What“, I said, being slightly confused (and irritated). ‘Cause I know I usually write content with a full thought in mind. There might be an error or two…or three. But, at least give me credit for having thought it through. “Do better with expounding upon your tweets. I mean, I get what you are saying, mostly but, it just seems like it should be more“. (And to that, I thought to myself, you only get 150 characters.) (smirk)
However, since I had asked for input, I decided I’d work on doing better. So, from now on when you see my tweets, there will probably be a link taking you back to a link that goes deeper into what was said within the 150 characters. You’re going to love my political thoughts…. I’m sure; just thought I’d let you know. 😉 …and I’m using the tag/hashtag #dhspeller to boot. Looking forward to conversations and your support!